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The Year of Our Lord 1975

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
1 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Name Changed
20 JanDiocese of Tezpur, India (Bhutan) Territory LostDiocese of Darjeeling, India Territory Added
20 JanDiocese of Vellore, India (Chitoor, Palmaner, Kuppam, Bangarupalem, and Satyavedu (all of Chitoor)) Territory LostDiocese of Nellore, India Territory Added
23 JanArchdiocese of Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-des-Neiges (Lac-Édouard)) Territory LostDiocese of Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada Territory Added
23 JanArchdiocese of Québec, Canada (Ganton Sagard) Territory LostDiocese of Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada Territory Added
30 JanDiocese of Nha Trang, Viet Nam (Binh-Tuy and Binh-Thûan) Territory LostDiocese of Phan Thiết, Viet Nam Erected
25 FebDelegation to Angola Established
17 MarDiocese of San Fernando, Philippines (Bataan) Territory LostDiocese of Balanga, Philippines Erected
17 MarDiocese of San Fernando, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of San Fernando, Philippines Elevated
17 MarTerritorial Prelature of Iba, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
17 MarDiocese of Tarlac, Philippines (from Lingayen-Dagupan) Metropolitan Changed
19 MarDelegation to Antilles Established
12 AprDiocese of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Bolobo and Yumbi) SuppressedDiocese of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
12 AprDiocese of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Bikoro, Irebu, Bokongo, Lukolela, Itipo, and Iboko)
Archdiocese of Mbandaka, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Name ChangedArchdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
28 AprDiocese of Sideia, Papua New Guinea Name ChangedDiocese of Alotau-Sideia, Papua New Guinea Name Changed
30 AprVicariate Apostolic of Darién, Panama (Archipiélago de Las Perlas) Territory LostArchdiocese of Panamá Territory Added
6 May[SSPX Society of Saint Pius X] Suppressed
30 MayDiocese of Segorbe-Castellón de la Plana, Spain (Arcos de las Salinas, Cervera, and Las Dueñas) Territory LostDiocese of Teruel (-Albarracín), Spain Territory Added
30 MayDiocese of Segorbe-Castellón de la Plana, Spain (Santa Cruz de Moya) Territory LostDiocese of Cuenca, Spain Territory Added
5 JunDiocese of Ambanja, Madagascar (Comores islands) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Comores Erected
12 JunDiocese of Parnaíba, Piaui, Brazil (Barras, Porto, and Nossa Senhora dos Bemedios)
Archdiocese of Teresina, Piaui, Brazil (Alto Longa, Beneditinos, Altos, Campo Maior, Capitâo de Campos, Castelo do Piauí, São João da Serra, José de Freitas, Miguel Alves, and Sao Miguel do Tapuio)
Territory LostDiocese of Campo Maior, Piaui, Brazil Erected
12 JunDiocese of Caçador, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Concordia and Ponte Serrada)
Diocese of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Agua Doce)
Diocese of Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Campos Novos, Capinzal, Castelo Branco, Catanduvas, Erval Velho, Herval do Oeste, Ibicaré, Ipira, Iraní, Jaborá, Joaçaba, Lacerdopolis, Ouro, Peritiba, Piratuba, and Tangará)
Territory LostDiocese of Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
20 JunDiocese of Keta, Ghana Name ChangedDiocese of Keta-Ho, Ghana Name Changed
3 JulDiocese of Ventimiglia, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Ventimiglia-San Remo, Italy Name Changed
5 JulArchdiocese of Ancona e Numana, Italy Name ChangedArchdiocese of Ancona (-Numana), Italy Name Changed
11 JulCongregation for Divine Worship, Roman Curia
Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments, Roman Curia
UnitedCongregation for Sacraments and Divine Worship, Roman Curia United
16 JulPatriarchate of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal (Santarem) Territory LostDiocese of Santarém, Portugal Erected
16 JulDiocese of Beja, Portugal (Melides/Ponta de Troia (in Grandola))
Archdiocese of Évora, Portugal (Canha, Pegoês, and Santo Isidro (all in Montijo) and Comporta (in Alcázar do Sal))
Patriarchate of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal (Setubal)
Territory LostDiocese of Setúbal, Portugal Erected
30 JulDiocese of Cochabamba, Bolivia ElevatedArchdiocese of Cochabamba, Bolivia Elevated
30 JulDiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia ElevatedArchdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Elevated
30 JulDiocese of Oruro, Bolivia (from La Paz) Metropolitan Changed
30 JulTerritorial Prelature of Aiquile, Bolivia (from Sucre) Metropolitan Changed
4 AugDiocese of Luni o La Spezia, Sarzana e Brugnato, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of La Spezia, Sarzana e Brugnato, Italy Name Changed
10 AugDiocese of Silva Porto, Angola (Cuando-Cubango)
Diocese of Sá da Bandeira, Angola (Ganguela and Jamba (in Huila))
Territory LostDiocese of Serpa Pinto, Angola Erected
10 AugArchdiocese of Luanda, Angola (Cuanza-Sul and Calucinga) Territory LostDiocese of Novo Redondo, Angola Erected
10 AugDiocese of Sá da Bandeira, Angola (Cunene) Territory LostDiocese of Pereira de Eça, Angola Erected
10 AugArchdiocese of Luanda, Angola (Pungo Adongo)
Diocese of Malanje, Angola (Lunda)
Territory LostDiocese of Henrique de Carvalho, Angola Erected
6 SepNunciature to Sri Lanka Established
1 OctDiocese of Saint Augustine, Florida, USA (Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsen, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington) Territory LostDiocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, USA Erected
7 OctDiocese of Sansepolcro (Borgo San Sepolcro), Italy (Goleata and Santa Sofia along with parts of Bagno di Romagna) Territory LostDiocese of Forli, Italy Territory Added
7 OctDiocese of Sansepolcro (Borgo San Sepolcro), Italy (Verghereto and parts of Bagno di Romagna) Territory LostDiocese of Cesena, Italy Territory Added
7 OctArchdiocese of Genova, Italy (Capraia island) Territory LostDiocese of Livorno, Italy Territory Added
7 OctDiocese of Pistoia, Italy (Cantagallo, Cavarzano, Fossato, CrHcigliana, Luicciana, Mercatale, Migliana, Montepiano, San Quirico, S. Ippolito, Sasseta, and Usella) Territory LostDiocese of Prato, Italy Territory Added
7 OctDiocese of Sovana e Pitigliano, Italy (Rispescia and Alberese) Territory LostDiocese of Grosseto, Italy Territory Added
7 OctTerritorial Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Italy (Asciano (except the Abbey)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Siena, Italy Territory Added
20 NovDiocese of Kengtung, Myanmar (North-Eastern Shan States and Northern Shan States)
Diocese of Myitkyina, Myanmar (Northern Shan States)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Lashio, Myanmar Erected
20 NovVicariate Apostolic of Mogadiscio, Somalia ElevatedDiocese of Mogadiscio, Somalia Elevated
20 NovDiocese of Myitkyina, Myanmar (Sagaing) Territory LostArchdiocese of Mandalay, Myanmar Territory Added
22 NovDiocese of Krishnagar, India (Bagdaha, Bangaon, and Gaighata of the 24 Parganas District) Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta, India Territory Added
1 DecDelegation to Papua New Guinea Name ChangedDelegation to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Name Changed
3 DecDiocese of Apia o Samoa and Tokelau, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedDiocese of Samoa and Tokelau, Pacific (Oceania) Name Changed
3 DecDiocese of Nouna, Burkina Faso Name ChangedDiocese of Nouna-Dédougou, Burkina Faso Name Changed
4 DecEparchy of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar), India (Adakathode, Ambaithode, Chunkakunnu, Kolithattu, Kottiyur, Elappeedika, Edivanna, Monimooly, Nilambur, Palamkara, and Thalanji) Territory LostEparchy of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabar), India Territory Added
19 DecDiocese of Jaffna, Sri Lanka (Anuradhapura District)
Diocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa, Sri Lanka (Polonnaruwa District)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka Erected
27 DecNunciature to Dahomey Name ChangedNunciature to Benin Name Changed

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