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The Year of Our Lord 1974

Diocese Events

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12 JanDiocese of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Kaniama) Territory LostDiocese of Kamina, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
19 JanDiocese of Itapeva, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Barra do Turvo and Iporanga)
Diocese of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Cananeia, Eldorado Paulista, Iguape, Itariri, Jacupiranga, Juquiá, Miracatu, Pariquera-Açu, Pedro de Toledo, Registro, and Sete Barras)
Territory LostDiocese of Registro, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
24 JanDiocese of Cuttack, India (Parts of Ganjam and Koraput)
Diocese of Visakhapatnam, India (Kalahandi and Parts of Ganjam and Koraput)
Territory LostDiocese of Berhampur, India Erected
24 JanDiocese of Cuttack, India ElevatedArchdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, India Elevated
24 JanDiocese of Sambalpur, India (from Ranchi) Metropolitan Changed
22 FebArchdiocese of Papeete, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania) (Pitcairn Island (in Polynesia)) Territory Added
8 AprDiocese of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, México (Agua Fría, Paritepec, and Metlaltoyuca) Territory LostDiocese of Tuxpan, Veracruz, México Territory Added
8 AprDiocese of Tuxpan, Veracruz, México (Zacualpan and Huayacocotla along with Texcatepec) Territory LostDiocese of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, México Territory Added
14 AprDiocese of Santa Isabel, Equatorial Guinea Name ChangedDiocese of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Name Changed
25 AprDiocese of Wallis et Futuna, Wallis and Futuna, Pacific (Oceania) (Latin named changed from Vallisiensis et Futunensis) Name Changed
9 MayDiocese of Bathurst in Gambia Name ChangedDiocese of Banjul, Gambia Name Changed
14 MayArchdiocese of Endeh, Indonesia Name ChangedArchdiocese of Ende, Indonesia Name Changed
14 MayDiocese of Manokwari, Indonesia Name ChangedDiocese of Manokwari-Sorong, Indonesia Name Changed
27 MayArchdiocese of Caceres (Nueva Caceres), Philippines (Camarines Norte) Territory LostDiocese of Daet, Philippines Erected
27 MayDiocese of Legazpi, Philippines (Catanduanes) Territory LostDiocese of Virac, Philippines Erected
28 MayDiocese of Richmond, Virginia, USA (Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, King George, Lancaster, Loudon, Madison, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Richmond, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren, and Westmoreland) Territory LostDiocese of Arlington, Virginia, USA Erected
28 MayDiocese of Wheeling, West Virginia, USA (area in Virginia) Territory LostDiocese of Richmond, Virginia, USA Territory Added
28 MayDiocese of Wilmington, Delaware, USA (Accomack and Northampton Counties) Territory LostDiocese of Richmond, Virginia, USA Territory Added
28 MayDiocese of Richmond, Virginia, USA (area in West Virginia) Territory LostDiocese of Wheeling, West Virginia, USA Territory Added
31 MayDiocese of Taiohae, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedDiocese of Taiohae o Tefenuaenata, French Polynesia, Pacific (Oceania) (from Tananarive to Diégo-Suarez) Name Changed
21 JunDiocese of Tamatave, Madagascar Metropolitan Changed
27 JunEparchy of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Alberta, Canada (British Columbia, Yukon, and parts North West Territories) Territory LostEparchy of New Westminster (Ukrainian), Canada Erected
27 JunEparchy of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India (Palghat and Coimbatore along with Karur in Trichinopoly) Territory LostDiocese of Palghat (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
28 JunDiocese of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada (Ascension D.N.I.C. in Matachewan) Territory LostDiocese of Timmins, Ontario, Canada Territory Added
28 JunDiocese of Timmins, Ontario, Canada (Nipissing) Territory LostDiocese of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada Territory Added
6 JulArchdiocese of Rouen, France (Le Havre except Ourville en Caux, Ancourteville sur Héricourt, Anvéville, Beuzeville la Guérard, Carville Pot de Fer, Cleuville, Le Hanouard, Hautot Pauvray, Héricourt en Caux, Oherville, Robertot, Routes, Sommesnil, Saint Vaast Dieppedalle, Thiouville...) Territory LostDiocese of Le Havre, France Erected
17 JulDiocese of Vigevano, Italy (from Vercelli) Metropolitan Changed
23 JulDiocese of Poitiers, France (Puy-Saint-Bonnet) Territory LostDiocese of Angers, France Territory Added
10 AugDiocese of Apia, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedDiocese of Apia o Samoa and Tokelau, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Name Changed
21 AugDiocese of Wheeling, West Virginia, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, USA Name Changed
21 SepDiocese of Tuguegarao, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Tuguegarao, Philippines Elevated
21 SepTerritorial Prelature of Bayombong, Philippines (from Nueva Segovia) Metropolitan Changed
21 SepDiocese of Ilagan, Philippines (from Nueva Segovia) Metropolitan Changed
21 SepTerritorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, Philippines (from Nueva Segovia) Metropolitan Changed
27 SepDiocese of Crete {Candia}, Greece (from Izmir (Smirne)) Metropolitan Changed
30 SepDiocese of Rottenburg, Germany (Sankt Gallen in Tuttlingen called "Bruderhof" and "Hohentwiel") Territory LostArchdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany Territory Added
5 OctDiocese of Mouila, Gabon (Eastern part (western limits of Franceville and Koulamoutou)) Territory LostDiocese of Franceville, Gabon Erected
7 OctDiocese of Zamora, Michoacán, México (poblado de la Joya) Territory LostArchdiocese of Morelia, Michoacán, México Territory Added
28 OctArchdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (Alagoinhas, Catú, Mata de S. Joâo, Inhambupe, Ribeira do Amparo, Entre Rios, Nova Soure, Conde, Itapicuru, Esplanada, Rio Real, Olindina, Aporá, Po juca, Crisópolis , Satiro Dias, Teodoro Sampaio, Acajutiba, Aramari, Jandaira, Cipo, Itanagra, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Alagoinhas, Bahia, Brazil Erected
28 OctDiocese of Oeiras, Brazil (Picos, Itainopolis, Bocaina, S. José do Piani, S. Antonio de Lisboa, Jaicós, Simoes, Padre Marcos, Fronteiras, S. Juliäo, Ipiranga do Piauí, Dom Expedito Lopez, S. Cruz do Piauí, Paulistana, Pio Nono, Monsignor Hipólito, and Francisco Santos) Territory LostDiocese of Picos, Piaui, Brazil Erected
12 NovDiocese of Valencia en Venezuela ElevatedArchdiocese of Valencia en Venezuela Elevated
12 NovTerritorial Prelature of San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela ElevatedDiocese of San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela Elevated
17 NovDelegation to Mozambique Established
18 NovDiocese of Castries, Saint Lucia, Antilles ElevatedArchdiocese of Castries, Saint Lucia, Antilles Elevated
18 NovDiocese of Saint John’s, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles (from Port of Spain) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Roseau, Dominica, Antilles (from Port of Spain) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Saint George’s in Grenada, Antilles (from Port of Spain) Metropolitan Changed
23 NovDiocese of Borongan, Philippines (Western Samar) Territory LostDiocese of Calbayog, Philippines Territory Added
5 DecDiocese of Borongan, Philippines
Diocese of Calbayog, Philippines
Territory LostDiocese of Catarman, Philippines (Northern Samar) Erected
12 DecVicariate Apostolic of El Obeid, Sudan ElevatedDiocese of El Obeid, Sudan Elevated
12 DecVicariate Apostolic of Juba, Sudan ElevatedArchdiocese of Juba, South Sudan Elevated
12 DecVicariate Apostolic of Khartoum, Sudan ElevatedArchdiocese of Khartoum, Sudan Elevated
12 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Malakal, Sudan ElevatedDiocese of Malakal, South Sudan Elevated
12 DecVicariate Apostolic of Rumbek, Sudan ElevatedDiocese of Rumbek, South Sudan Elevated
12 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Mupoi, Sudan ElevatedDiocese of Tombura, Sudan Elevated
12 DecVicariate Apostolic of Wau, Sudan ElevatedDiocese of Wau, South Sudan Elevated
14 DecDiocese of Bucaramanga, Colombia ElevatedArchdiocese of Bucaramanga, Colombia Elevated
14 DecDiocese of Ibagué, Colombia ElevatedArchdiocese of Ibagué, Colombia Elevated
14 DecDiocese of Barrancabermeja, Colombia (from Nueva Pamplona) Metropolitan Changed
14 DecDiocese of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia (from Tunja) Metropolitan Changed
14 DecDiocese of Espinal, Colombia (from Bogotá) Metropolitan Changed
14 DecDiocese of Garzón, Colombia (from Popayán) Metropolitan Changed
14 DecDiocese of Neiva, Colombia (from Popayán) Metropolitan Changed
17 DecDiocese of Majunga, Madagascar (Andriamena) Territory LostDiocese of Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar Territory Added
19 DecDiocese of Capiz, Philippines (Romblon)
Vicariate Apostolic of Calapan, Philippines (Maestre de Campo island)
Territory LostDiocese of Romblon, Philippines Erected
30 DecDelegation to Guinea-Bissau Established


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