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The Year of Our Lord 1966

Diocese Events

July to December


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11 JulArchdiocese of Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA Name ChangedArchdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Name Changed
11 JulTerritorial Prelature of Davao, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Davao, Philippines Elevated
5 AugPrefecture Apostolic of Bechuanaland, Botswana ElevatedDiocese of Gaberones, Botswana Elevated
5 AugDiocese of Kampala, Uganda Name ChangedDiocese of Jinja, Uganda Name Changed
5 AugArchdiocese of Rubaga, Uganda Name ChangedArchdiocese of Kampala, Uganda Name Changed
27 AugNunciature to Cameroun Established
30 AugNunciature to Turkey (to Nunciature) Elevated
2 SepDelegation to Eastern Africa EstablishedNunciature to Uganda Established
5 SepNunciature to Korea (to Nunciature) Elevated
14 SepDiocese of Osnabrück, Germany (Parts of Landkreise Holzminden, Hameln-Pyrmont, Verden; Landkreis Schaumburg-Lippe; Cuxhaven; the rest of Amt Ritzebüttel; islands of Neuwerk and Scharhörn; and parts of Hameln and Nienburg) Territory LostDiocese of Hildesheim, Germany Territory Added
14 SepDiocese of Hildesheim, Germany (Parts of Landkreis Grafschaft Hoya) Territory LostDiocese of Osnabrück, Germany Territory Added
15 SepDiocese of Sacramento, California, USA (Alpine County) Territory LostDiocese of Stockton, California, USA Territory Added
29 SepArchdiocese of Bombay, India (Panchmahals, Baroda, Broach, Surat, and Dangs (all in Gujarat)) Territory LostDiocese of Baroda, India Erected
29 SepFrères Joséphites Decretum Laudis
7 OctArchdiocese of Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Diocese of Valencia en Venezuela
Territory LostDiocese of San Felipe, Venezuela (State of Yaracuy) Erected
9 OctArchdiocese of Paris, France
Diocese of Versailles, France
Territory LostDiocese of Créteil, France (Val-de-Marne)
Diocese of Nanterre, France (Hauts-de-Seine)
Diocese of Saint-Denis, France (Seine-Saint Denis)
Erected
9 OctDiocese of Versailles, France (Essonne) Territory LostDiocese of Corbeil, France Erected
9 OctDiocese of Versailles, France (Val-d'Oise) Territory LostDiocese of Pontoise, France Erected
11 OctArchdiocese of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
11 OctArchdiocese of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil (Abadiânia, Alexánia, Anápolis, Corumbá, Damolândia, Goianópolis, Luziânia, Nerópolis, Nova Veneza, Ouro Verde, Petrolina, Pirenópolis, Santa Rosa, Sao Francisco, and part of Jaraguá) Territory LostDiocese of Anápolis, Goias, Brazil Erected
11 OctArchdiocese of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil (Anhanguera, Caldas Novas, Campo Alegre, Catalâo, Corumbaíba, Cristalina, Cumari, Davinópolis, Goiandira, Ipamerí, Marzagào, Nova Aurora, Orizona, Ouvidor, Pálmelo, Pires do Rio, Santa Cruz, Tres Ranchos, and Urutaí) Territory LostDiocese of Ipameri, Goias, Brazil Erected
11 OctArchdiocese of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil (Agua Limpa, Aloândia, Born Jesus, Buriti Alegre, Crominia, Edéia, Goiatuba, Itumbiara, Joviânia, Mairipotaba, Morrinhos, Panamá, Piracanjuba, and Pontalina) Territory LostDiocese of Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil Erected
11 OctDiocese of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil (Colinas do Goiás, Itacajá, Lizarda, Miracema do Norte, Miranorte, Pedro Afonso, Piaca, Tocantinia, Tupirama, and Tupiratins) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Miracema do Norte, Goias, Brazil Erected
11 OctDiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Aruanä, Crixás, Mozarlândia, Rubiataba, and part of Goiás)
Diocese of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, Brazil (Nova America)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Rubiataba, Goias, Brazil Erected
11 OctDiocese of Tournai {Doornik}, Belgium (Everbeek-S. Mariae and Everbeek-S. Joseph; Breucq, Cocambre and La Haute (of Ellezelles); Donkerstraete and Haie-de-Viane (of Deux-Acren); and La Hutte (of Plobecq)) Territory LostDiocese of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, Belgium Territory Added
11 OctDiocese of Gent {Ghent, Gand}, Belgium (Sint-Bavokerk (Amougies), Sint Brixius (Orroir), and Rousseignies-S. Amandi) Territory LostDiocese of Tournai {Doornik}, Belgium Territory Added
11 OctDiocese of Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil (from Uberaba) Metropolitan Changed
11 OctDiocese of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, Brazil (from Goiânia) Metropolitan Changed
11 OctTerritorial Prelature of Formosa, Goias, Brazil (from Goiânia) Metropolitan Changed
11 OctDiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Jandaia, Palmeira de Goiás, Palminópolis, and Paraúna) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil Territory Added
11 OctDiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Lagolândia, Padre Bernardo, Rianápolis and part of Jaguará) Territory LostDiocese of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, Brazil Territory Added
11 OctDiocese of Jataí, Goias, Brazil (Caiâpônia) Territory Lost
11 OctTerritorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil Territory Added
11 OctDiocese of Goiás, Brazil (Ceres) Territory LostDiocese of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, Brazil Territory Added
14 OctDelegation to Iraq ElevatedNunciature to Iraq Elevated
19 OctDiocese of Caxias, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Name Changed
21 OctDiocese of Bangnokhuek, Thailand Name ChangedDiocese of Ratburi, Thailand Name Changed
24 OctNunciature to Japan (to Nunciature) Elevated
5 NovDiocese of Toluca, México, México (Carvajal, Noxtepec, Huayatenco, and Rastrojo Largo (all within Texcatitlân)) Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, México Territory Added
7 NovArchdiocese of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Louveira)
Archdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil (Cabreúva, Cajamar, Campo Limpo, Itu, Itupeva, Jundiai, Pirapora do Bom Jesus, Santana do Parnaíba, Salto, and Varzea Paulista)
Territory LostDiocese of Jundiaí, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
7 NovDiocese of Tuguegarao, Philippines (Nueva Vizcaya) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Bayombong, Philippines Erected
15 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Daru, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Daru, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Goroka, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Goroka, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Lae, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Lae, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Yule Island, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Bereina, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Samarai, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Sideia, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Wewak, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Wewak, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Aitape, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Aitape, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen, Papua New Guinea ElevatedArchdiocese of Madang, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Mendi, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Mendi, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea ElevatedArchdiocese of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea ElevatedArchdiocese of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Northern Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea ElevatedDiocese of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Southern Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands ElevatedDiocese of Honiara, Solomon Islands Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Western Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands ElevatedDiocese of Gizo, Solomon Islands Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Sukarnapura, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Sukarnapura, Indonesia Elevated
15 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Manokwari, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Manokwari, Indonesia Elevated
15 NovVicariate Apostolic of Merauke, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Merauke, Indonesia Elevated
28 NovDiocese of Lipa, Philippines (San Pablo City and Laguna) Territory LostDiocese of San Pablo, Philippines Erected
24 DecNunciature to China (to Nunciature) Elevated

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