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The Year of Our Lord 1963

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownArchdiocese of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Lost
18 JanDiocese of Quy Nhơn (Qui Nhơn), Viet Nam Territory LostDiocese of Ðà Nẵng, Viet Nam Erected
18 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Oyo, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Oyo, Nigeria Elevated
18 JanDiocese of Douala, Cameroon Territory LostDiocese of Sangmélima, Cameroon Erected
11 FebNunciature to Burundi Established
16 FebDiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
Diocese of San Fernando, Philippines
Territory LostDiocese of Cabanatuan, Philippines Erected
16 FebDiocese of San Fernando, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Tarlac, Philippines Erected
16 FebDiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines Elevated
16 FebDelegation to Belgian Congo ElevatedNunciature to Congo, Democratic Republic of Elevated
1 MarDiocese of Moshi, Tanzania Territory LostDiocese of Arusha, Tanzania Erected
1 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Hwalien, Taiwan ElevatedDiocese of Hwalien, Taiwan Elevated
1 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Wankie, Zimbabwe ElevatedDiocese of Wankie, Zimbabwe Elevated
1 MarDiocese of Calabar, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria Erected
1 MarVicariate Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Luang Prabang, Laos Erected
13 MarArchdiocese of Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Departments of Comayagua and La Paz) Territory LostDiocese of Comayagua, Honduras Erected
25 MarMissionaries of Charity Brothers Founded
28 MarPontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law, Roman Curia Name ChangedPontifical Commission for the Revision of the Code of Canon Law, Roman Curia Name Changed
5 AprArchdiocese of Cotonou, Benin (Abomey, Savalou, Savé, Dassa and Zagnanado)
Diocese of Porto Novo, Benin (Zagnanado)
Territory LostDiocese of Abomey, Benin Erected
7 AprDiocese of Chiclayo, Peru (Chota and Cutervo) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Chota, Peru Erected
22 AprDiocese of Seckau, Austria Name ChangedDiocese of Graz-Seckau, Austria Name Changed
27 AprArchdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Territory LostDiocese of Hull, Québec, Canada Erected
29 AprTerritorial Prelature of Rio Branco, Brazil Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Roraima, Brazil Name Changed
10 MayDiocese of Puerto Montt, Chile ElevatedArchdiocese of Puerto Montt, Chile Elevated
10 MayDiocese of Osorno, Chile (from Concepción) Metropolitan Changed
10 MayDiocese of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile (from Concepción) Metropolitan Changed
10 MayDiocese of Punta Arenas, Chile (from Concepción) Metropolitan Changed
25 JunArchdiocese of Belém do Pará, Brazil (Cachoeira do Arari, Ponta de Pedras, Santa Cruz do Ararí, Muanâ, Sâo Sebastiâo da Boa Vista, and Curralinho) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Ponta de Pedras, Para, Brazil Erected
28 JunVicariate Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kota Baru, Indonesia Name Changed
1 JulDiocese of Silva Porto, Angola (Moxico) Territory LostDiocese of Luso, Angola Erected
6 JulVicariate Apostolic of San Pedro Sula, Honduras ElevatedDiocese of San Pedro Sula, Honduras Elevated
6 JulApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Eastern Pennsylvania) Territory LostEparchy of Passaic (Ruthenian), New Jersey, USA Erected
6 JulApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania Territory LostEparchy of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA Erected
6 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Kayes, Mali ElevatedDiocese of Kayes, Mali Elevated
6 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
6 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Sikasoo, Mali ElevatedDiocese of Sikasso, Mali Elevated
13 JulDiocese of Hermosillo, Sonora, México ElevatedArchdiocese of Hermosillo, Sonora, México Elevated
13 JulVicariate Apostolic of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México ElevatedDiocese of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México Elevated
13 JulArchdiocese of Panamá (Veraguas) Territory LostDiocese of Santiago de Veraguas, Panama Erected
13 JulArchdiocese of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (Autazes, Axini, Borba, Canûma, Miriti, Nova Olinda do Norte, Novo Aripuana, and Prainha)
Territorial Prelature of Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil (Parintine, Mundurucús, and Paraconi)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Borba, Amazonas, Brazil Erected
13 JulArchdiocese of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (Aiapuá, Anania, Anori, Beruri, Cámara, Coarí, Codajás, Manacapuru, and Piorini) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Coari, Amazonas, Brazil Erected
13 JulArchdiocese of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (Eva, Itacoatiara, Itapeassu, Itapiranga, São Sebastiào, Silves, Urucará, and Urucurituba) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil Erected
13 JulDiocese of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México (from Chihuahua) Metropolitan Changed
21 JulDiocese of Nampula, Mozambique (Nyassa) Territory LostDiocese of Vila Cabral, Mozambique Erected
5 AugTerritorial Abbey of Ndanda, Tanzania (Tunduru, Masasi, and Nachingwea west of Mnero) Territory LostDiocese of Nachingwea, Tanzania Erected
12 AugArchdiocese of Tucumán, Argentina (Chicligasta, Graneros, Leales, Monteros, and Rio Chico) Territory LostDiocese of Concepción, Argentina Erected
12 AugArchdiocese of Córdoba, Argentina (San Javier, San Alberto, Pocho, Minas, Cruz del Eje, Ischilin, Sobremonte, Tulumba, and parts of Rio Seco) Territory LostDiocese of Cruz del Eje, Argentina Erected
12 AugDiocese of Rosario, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Venado Tuerto, Argentina Erected
12 AugDiocese of Resistencia, Argentina (Almirante Brown, Comandante Fernández, Chacabuco, 12 de October, Fray Justo Santa Maria de Oro, General Belgrano, General Güemes, Independencia, Maipu, Fontana, 9 de Julio, O'Higgins, Quitilipi , San Lorenzo, and 25 de Mayo) Territory LostDiocese of Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentina Erected
12 AugDiocese of Rosario, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Rosario, Argentina Elevated
12 AugDiocese of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina (from Buenos Aires) Metropolitan Changed
12 SepWorkers of the Kingdom of Christ (Operarios del Reino de Cristo) Founded
13 SepVicariate Apostolic of Aitape, Papua New Guinea (Western Part) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea Erected
13 SepArchdiocese of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Abengourou, Agnibilekrou, and Adzopé)
Diocese of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire (Bongouanou and Arrah)
Diocese of Katiola, Côte d’Ivoire (Bini-Madam, Bondoukou, Bouna, Nassian, Tanda, and Tehini)
Territory LostDiocese of Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
13 SepDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur, India (Raisen)
Diocese of Indore, India (Bhopal, Sehore, Vishisha, and Hoshangabad)
Diocese of Jabalpur, India (Sagar)
Territory LostArchdiocese of Bhopal, India Erected
13 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Shikoku, Japan ElevatedDiocese of Takamatsu, Japan Elevated
13 SepDiocese of Jabalpur, India (from Nagpur) Metropolitan Changed
13 SepDiocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur, India (from Nagpur) Metropolitan Changed
13 SepDiocese of Indore, India (from Agra) Metropolitan Changed
28 SepDiocese of Iguatu, Ceara, Brazil
Diocese of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Crateús, Ceara, Brazil Erected
7 OctArchdiocese of Seoul, Korea (South) (Su-Won and Bu-Cheon-Kun, Si-Hung-Kun, Hwa-Seong-Kun, PyeongTaek-Kun, Kwang-Ju- Kun, Yong-In-Kun, An-Seong-Kun, I-Keon-Kun, Yang-Pyeong-Kun, and Yeo-Ju-Kun) Territory LostDiocese of Suwon, Korea (South) Erected
7 OctLittle Mission for the Deaf and Dumb Approbation
12 OctArchdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines (Basilan City) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Isabela, Philippines Erected
11 NovArchdiocese of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Povoado dos Lopes in Candeias) Territory LostDiocese of Oliveira, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
11 NovArchdiocese of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Cápela dos Alves in Bom Despacho) Territory LostDiocese of Luz, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
11 NovArchdiocese of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Sao José do Felipe and Santo Antonio do Morro Vermelho) Territory LostDiocese of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
11 NovArchdiocese of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Nossa Senhora da Conceiçâo, Conceiçâo do Rio Acima, and Santo Antonio de Vigario da Vara along with São Geraldo de Jacaranda and Nossa Senhora das Graças de Sesmaria) Territory LostArchdiocese of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
11 NovArchdiocese of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil (São José do Paraopeba in Brumadinho; Nossa Senhora da Conceiçâo de Arrojado Lisboa and Nossa Senhora do Parto de Chacrinha in Jeceaba) Territory LostArchdiocese of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
11 NovDiocese of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Sant'Ana de Cachoeirinha and Nossa Senhora da Conceiçâo de Urucuia) Territory LostArchdiocese of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
12 NovDiocese of Astrida, Rwanda Name ChangedDiocese of Butare, Rwanda Name Changed
16 NovDiocese of Mysore, India (Shimoga, Chikmagalur, and Hassan) Territory LostDiocese of Chikmagalur, India Erected
16 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Kitui, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Kitui, Kenya Elevated
18 NovDiocese of Bosna (Djakovo) et Srijem, Croatia Name ChangedDiocese of Djakovo o Bosna i Srijem, Croatia Name Changed
18 NovArchdiocese of Belém do Pará, Brazil (Portel and Melgaço) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Marajó, Para, Brazil Territory Added
26 NovVicariate Apostolic of Thakhek, Laos Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Savannakhet, Laos Name Changed
5 DecArchdiocese of Quito, Ecuador Territory LostDiocese of Latacunga, Ecuador (Cotopaxi) Erected
5 DecBroeders van de Onbevlekte Ontvangenis van de Allerheiligste Maagd en Moeder Gods Maria Approbation
10 DecDiocese of Moshi, Tanzania Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Same, Tanzania (Pare) Erected
16 DecDiocese of Nicotera e Tropea, Italy (Aiello Calabro, Serra d'Aiello, Amantea, S. Pietro in Amantea, Belmonte Calabro, Cleto, Falconara Albanese, Fiumefreddo Bruzio and Longobardi plus Laghitelli and Terrati) Territory LostArchdiocese of Cosenza, Italy Territory Added
16 DecDiocese of Nicotera e Tropea, Italy (Falerna, Nocera Tirinese, and S. Mango d'Aquino) Territory LostDiocese of Nicastro, Italy Territory Added
23 DecArcheparchy of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine (became a Major Archdiocese) Elevated
31 DecDelegation to Korea ElevatedNunciature to Korea (to Internunciature) Elevated

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