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The Year of Our Lord 1966

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
unknownCongregation of Saint Michael the Archangel Decretum Laudis
unknownOrder of Imitation of Christ Decretum Laudis
unknownDelegation to Central-Western Africa Established
unknownTitular See of Methamaucum Established
unknownTitular See of Nomentum Established
3 JanEparchy of Diarbekir (Amida) (Chaldean), Turkey ElevatedArcheparchy of Diarbekir (Amida) (Chaldean), Turkey Elevated
3 JanArchdiocese of Sehna (Chaldean), Iran (Below the 33rd Parallel) Territory LostArcheparchy of Ahwaz (Chaldean), Iran Erected
3 JanArchdiocese of Québec, Canada (St. Rémi du Lac aux Sables, St. Leopold de Eervey Jonction, Notre Dame des Anges de Montauban, and Saint Eloi les Mines) Territory LostDiocese of Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada Territory Added
4 JanNunciature to United Arab Republic (as Internunciature) Elevated
10 JanApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Maronite) Erected
10 JanApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Melkite Greek) Erected
10 JanDiocese of Minas, Uruguay (Maldonado (except Aiguà) and Rocha (except Lascano)) Territory LostDiocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este, Uruguay Erected
11 JanDiocese of Jamshedpur, India (Anandpur and Bandgaon) Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi, India Territory Added
18 JanSociety of Divine Vocations Decretum Laudis
22 JanDiocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Diocese of Juneau, Alaska, USA
Territory LostArchdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska, USA (Third Judicial Division) Erected
22 JanDiocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
22 JanDiocese of Juneau, Alaska, USA (from Seattle) Metropolitan Changed
1 FebDiocese of Mbarara, Uganda (Kigezi) Territory LostDiocese of Kabale, Uganda Erected
11 FebNunciature to Syria (to Nunciature) Elevated
15 FebDiocese of Busan {Pusan}, Korea (South) (Masan, Jinju, Samcheonpho, Jinhae, and Choong-mu, along with Jinyang, Euryeong, Changweon, Haman, Hapcheon, Keuchang, Hamyang, Sancheong, Hadong, Sacheon, Koseong, Thongyeong, and Namhae) Territory LostDiocese of Masan, Korea (South) Erected
15 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Saint-Louis du Sénégal ElevatedDiocese of Saint-Louis du Sénégal Elevated
16 FebNunciature to Finland (to Nunciature) Elevated
18 FebDiocese of Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire (Adzopé and Akoupé) Territory LostArchdiocese of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Territory Added
25 FebDiocese of Tlalnepantla, México, México (Jilotepec and Soyaniquilpan along with Pueblo Nuevo in Villa del Carbón) Territory LostDiocese of Toluca, México, México Territory Added
7 MarNunciature to Liberia (to Nunciature) Elevated
14 MarNunciature to Sénégal (to Nunciature) Elevated
25 MarArchdiocese of Hermosillo, Sonora, México (Puerto Peñasco)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México (Mexicali, San Louis Rio Colorado, parts of Inseñada, and the Island of Angél de la Guarda)
Territory LostDiocese of Mexicali, Baja California Norte, México Erected
25 MarNunciature to Iran (to Nunciature) Elevated
19 AprArchdiocese of Ravenna e Cervia, Italy (Ambrogio, Cologna, Berra, Serravalle, Coccanile, Contane, and S. Apollinare in Dossetti in the cities of Copparo, Berra, and Jolanda di Savoia) Territory LostArchdiocese of Ferrara, Italy Territory Added
25 AprArchdiocese of Chihuahua, México (Guerrero and Bachiniva)
Diocese of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México (Madera, Temosachic, Matachic, Namiquipa, Moris, Ocampo, and Gómez Farias)
Diocese of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México (Yécora)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Madera, Chihuahua, México Erected
25 AprDiocese of Bhagalpur, India (from Calcutta to Ranchi) Metropolitan Changed
25 AprDiocese of Visakhapatnam, India (Bhadrachellam Taluk) Territory LostDiocese of Warangal, India Territory Added
26 AprArchdiocese of Chambéry, France
Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
Diocese of Tarentaise, France
UnitedArchdiocese of Chambéry (-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Tarentaise), France United
30 AprDiocese of Barquisimeto, Venezuela ElevatedArchdiocese of Barquisimeto, Venezuela Elevated
30 AprDiocese of Maracaibo, Venezuela ElevatedArchdiocese of Maracaibo, Venezuela Elevated
30 AprDiocese of Coro, Venezuela (from Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Cabimas, Venezuela (from Mérida) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Guanare, Venezuela (from Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela) Metropolitan Changed
2 MayDiocese of Regensburg, Germany (Reichertswin and Diesenhof of Pielenhofen along with Engelsberg, Finsterheid, Holzheim, Richthofen, and Prönsdorf of Utzenhofen) Territory LostDiocese of Eichstätt, Germany Territory Added
3 MayVicariate Apostolic of Río Muni, Equatorial Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Bata, Equatorial Guinea Elevated
3 MayVicariate Apostolic of Fernando Poo, Equatorial Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Santa Isabel, Equatorial Guinea Elevated
3 MayDiocese of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Gandajika and Mwene-Ditu)
Archdiocese of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Bakwanga)
Territory LostDiocese of Mbujimayi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
3 MayDiocese of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Yangala) Territory LostArchdiocese of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
5 MayDiocese of Kisumu, Kenya (North Borabu and West Borabu) Territory LostDiocese of Kisii, Kenya Territory Added
9 MayArchdiocese of Montréal, Québec, Canada (Morin) Territory LostDiocese of Mont-Laurier, Québec, Canada Territory Added
16 MayDiocese of Caxias, Brazil (Nossa Senhora das Graças (in Our Lady of the Purification) and São José (in Saint John the Baptist)) Territory LostDiocese of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory Added
16 MayDiocese of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Santa Bárbara, Santa Teresinha, Nossa Senhora das Graças, Sao Jerónimo, Santa Ana (all in San Valentin) and São Paulo (in San Rochi)) Territory LostDiocese of Caxias, Brazil Territory Added
21 MayDelegation to Eastern Africa EstablishedNunciature to Malawi Established
29 MayMilitary Ordinariate of Portugal, Military Erected
30 MayArchdiocese of Stanley-ville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedArchdiocese of Kisangani, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
30 MayArchdiocese of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedArchdiocese of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
30 MayArchdiocese of Elisabethville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedArchdiocese of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
30 MayArchdiocese of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedArchdiocese of Mbandaka, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
6 JunDiocese of Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Mandeville (in Berthier and Maskinongé) and Saint-Ignace-du-Lac (in Maskinongé)) Territory LostDiocese of Joliette, Québec, Canada Territory Added
7 JunVicariate Apostolic of Kimberleys, Australia ElevatedDiocese of Broome, Australia Elevated
7 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Maiduguri, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Maiduguri, Nigeria Elevated
10 JunDiocese of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia (Kebupaten Pasir and Kutai Selatan) Territory LostDiocese of Samarinda, Indonesia Territory Added
13 JunDiocese of Huaraz, Peru (from Lima) Metropolitan Changed
13 JunTerritorial Prelature of Huarí, Peru (from Lima) Metropolitan Changed
16 JunDiocese of Visakhapatnam, India (Part of Koraput District) Territory LostDiocese of Cuttack, India Territory Added
16 JunDiocese of Visakhapatnam, India (Bastar District) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Raipur, India Territory Added
20 JunArchdiocese of Blantyre, Malawi (Southern part of Cholo) Territory LostDiocese of Chikwawa, Malawi Territory Added
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of Fiji Island, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedArchdiocese of Suva, Fiji, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedDiocese of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of Isole Samoa e Tokelau, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedDiocese of Apia, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of Tahiti {Isole Tahiti}, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedArchdiocese of Papeete, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of Marquesas Islands {Isole Marchesi}, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedDiocese of Taiohae, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of New Hebrides {Isole Nouve Ebridi}, Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedDiocese of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of Gilbert Islands {Isole Gilbert}, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedDiocese of Tarawa, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of Tonga and Niue Islands, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedDiocese of Tonga, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of Nouvelle-Calédonie (New Caledonia), Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedArchdiocese of Nouméa, New Caledonia, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
21 JunVicariate Apostolic of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedDiocese of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
25 JunDiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA (Counties of : Angelina Cherokee, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdokes, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Tyler, and parts of Chambers and Liberty, and the bays of Trinity Bay and Galveston Bay) Territory LostDiocese of Beaumont, Texas, USA Erected
29 JunArchdiocese of Cali, Colombia (Trujillo and Riofrio)
Diocese of Palmira, Colombia (Guacari, Buga, San Pedro, Tuluá, Andalucía, Bugalagrande, Sevilla, and Caicedonia)
Territory LostDiocese of Buga, Colombia Erected
29 JunArchdiocese of Cali, Colombia (Darien, Yotoco, Restrepo, and Vijes) Territory LostDiocese of Palmira, Colombia Territory Added
30 JunDiocese of Ayacucho o Huamanga (Guamanga), Peru ElevatedArchdiocese of Ayacucho o Huamanga, Peru Elevated
30 JunDiocese of Huancayo, Peru ElevatedArchdiocese of Huancayo, Peru Elevated
30 JunDiocese of Piura, Peru ElevatedArchdiocese of Piura, Peru Elevated
30 JunDiocese of Chachapoyas, Peru (from Trujillo) Metropolitan Changed
30 JunDiocese of Chiclayo, Peru (from Trujillo) Metropolitan Changed
30 JunTerritorial Prelature of Chota, Peru (from Trujillo) Metropolitan Changed
30 JunTerritorial Prelature of Chulucanas, Peru (from Trujillo) Metropolitan Changed
30 JunDiocese of Huancavélica, Peru (from Lima) Metropolitan Changed
30 JunTerritorial Prelature of Caravelí, Peru (from Arequipa) Metropolitan Changed
30 JunDiocese of Huánuco, Peru (from Lima) Metropolitan Changed
30 JunTerritorial Prelature of Tarma, Peru (from Lima) Metropolitan Changed
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