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The Year of Our Lord 1968

Diocese Events

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12 JulDiocese of Gulu, Uganda (Lango) Territory LostDiocese of Lira, Uganda Erected
13 JulDiocese of Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles, Antilles (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
13 JulDiocese of Paramaribo, Suriname, Antilles (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
29 JulDiocese of Amravati, India
Archdiocese of Nagpur, India
Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Chanda (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
29 JulArchdiocese of Bhopal, India (Sagar, Raisen, and Vidisha) Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Sagar (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
29 JulDiocese of Jabalpur, India (Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Panna, Satna, Rewa, and Sidhi) Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Satna (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
29 JulDiocese of Indore, India (Ujjain, Shajapur, and Rajagarh) Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Ujjain (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
10 AugDiocese of Bereina, Papua New Guinea
Archdiocese of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Territory Added
3 SepDiocese of Yola, Nigeria (Gaanda, Kilba, Uba, Maiha, Mubi, Mayo Bani, and Michika) Territory LostDiocese of Maiduguri, Nigeria Territory Added
5 SepArchdiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda (Eastern part) Territory LostDiocese of Kibungo, Rwanda Erected
5 SepDiocese of Ngozi, Burundi (Eastern part) Territory LostDiocese of Muyinga, Burundi Erected
25 SepDiocese of Xiamen [Hsiamen, Amoy], China Territory LostApostolic Administration of Kinmen or Quemoy Islands and Matzu, Taiwan Erected
26 SepDiocese of Lokoja, Nigeria (East of the river Niger) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Idah, Nigeria Erected
26 SepVicariate Apostolic of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia (Kompong Cham, Prey Veng, Sway-Rieng, Kratié, Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri, and Strung Treng) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kompong-Cham, Cambodia Erected
26 SepVicariate Apostolic of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia (Battambang, Siemreap, Kompong Thom-Preahvihear, Kompong Chhnang, and Pursat) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Battambang, Cambodia Erected
4 OctDiocese of Chilapa, Guerrero, México (Tetcicapán) Territory LostDiocese of Toluca, México, México Territory Added
18 OctVicariate Apostolic of Iceland {Islanda} ElevatedDiocese of Reykjavik, Iceland Elevated
18 OctDiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (Diébougou and Gaoua) Territory LostDiocese of Diébougou, Burkina Faso Erected
21 OctDiocese of Arecibo, Puerto Rico (Toa Baja) Territory LostArchdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico Territory Added
1 NovDelegation to Australia, New Zealand and Oceania SplitDelegation to Australia and Papua New Guinea
Delegation to New Zealand and Pacific Islands
22 NovArchdiocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
22 NovDiocese of Maribor, Slovenia (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
23 NovDiocese of Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Caçador, Agua Doce, Arroio Trinta, Canoínhas, Fraiburgo, Irineópolis, Lebon Régis, Monte Castelo, Papanduva, Pinheiro Prêto, Porto Uniäo, Rio das Antas, Salto Veloso, Santa Cecilia, Tres Barras, Treze Tilias , Videira, Major Vieira, and Matos Costa) Territory LostDiocese of Caçador, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
23 NovArchdiocese of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Alfredo Wagner, Atalanta, Imbuia, Ituporanga, Petrolandia, Presidente Nereu, and Vidal Ramos)
Diocese of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Rio do Sul, Agrolândia, Agronomica, Ascurra, Aurora, Benedito Novo, Dona Emma, Ibirama, Laurentino, Lontras, Pouso Redondo, Presidente Getulio, Rio do Campo, Rio do Oeste, Rodeio, Sálete, Taió, Trombudo Gentral, Witmarsum; Apiuna and Rio da Prata)
Territory LostDiocese of Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
8 DecDiocese of Innsbruck-Feldkirch, Austria SplitDiocese of Feldkirch, Austria (Voralberg (except Abbey of the Blessed Virgin Mary Maris Stellae))
Diocese of Innsbruck, Austria
14 DecArchdiocese of Cuzco, Peru (La Convención) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Puerto Maldonado, Peru Territory Added


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