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The Year of Our Lord 1976

Diocese Events

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unknownDelegation to Northern Africa Suppressed
unknownDelegation to Papua New Guinea Name ChangedDelegation to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Name Changed
1 JanArchdiocese of Goa e Damão, India (No longer a metropolitan) Elevated
15 JanNunciature to Morocco Established
17 JanDiocese of Capiz, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Kalibo, Philippines Erected
17 JanDiocese of Capiz, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Capiz, Philippines Elevated
17 JanDiocese of Romblon, Philippines (from Jaro) Metropolitan Changed
24 JanDiocese of Belgaum, India Territory LostDiocese of Karwar, India Erected
1 MarPrefecture Apostolic of La Paz en la Baja California Sur, México ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of La Paz en la Baja California Sur, México Elevated
1 MarDiocese of Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Diocese of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Territory LostDiocese of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Erected
6 MarTerritorial Prelature of Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay ElevatedDiocese of Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay Elevated
13 MarDiocese of Northampton, England, Great Britain Territory LostDiocese of East Anglia, England, Great Britain Erected
24 MarArchdiocese of Los Angeles, California, USA Territory LostDiocese of Orange in California, USA Erected
27 MarTerritorial Prelature of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil
Territorial Prelature of Marabá, Para, Brazil
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia, Para, Brazil Erected
27 MarDiocese of San Isidro, Argentina
Diocese of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina
Territory LostDiocese of Zárate-Campana, Argentina Erected
10 AprArchdiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda Territory LostArchdiocese of Kigali, Rwanda Erected
10 AprArchdiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda ElevatedDiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda (Metropolitan to Diocese) Elevated
24 AprDiocese of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic Territory LostDiocese of Barahona, Dominican Republic Erected
28 AprDelegation to Nigeria ElevatedNunciature to Nigeria Elevated
29 AprArchdiocese of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Diocese of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Limeira, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
2 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Spanish Sahara {Sahara Español}, Western Sahara Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Western Sahara {Sahara Occiental} Name Changed
12 MayNunciature to Cape Verde Established
18 MayVicariate Apostolic of Canelos, Ecuador Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Puyo, Ecuador Name Changed
31 MayVicariate Apostolic of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia ElevatedDiocese of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Elevated
31 MayVicariate Apostolic of Kuching, Malaysia ElevatedArchdiocese of Kuching, Malaysia Elevated
31 MayVicariate Apostolic of Miri, Malaysia ElevatedDiocese of Miri, Malaysia Elevated
31 MayArchdiocese of Hyderabad, India
Diocese of Warangal, India
Territory LostDiocese of Nalgonda, India Erected
12 JunTerritorial Prelature of Cotabato, Philippines Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Kidapawan, Philippines Erected
12 JunTerritorial Prelature of Cotabato, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Cotabato, Philippines Elevated
14 JunDelegation to Ghana ElevatedNunciature to Ghana Elevated
19 JunDiocese of Avellaneda, Argentina
Archdiocese of La Plata, Argentina
Territory LostDiocese of Quilmes, Argentina Erected
28 JunApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Melkite Greek) Territory LostEparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston) (Melkite Greek), USA Erected
29 JulDiocese of Vila Cabral, Mozambique Name ChangedDiocese of Lichinga, Mozambique Name Changed
6 AugMissionari della Santa Croce Founded
21 AugArchdiocese of Boiano-Campobasso, Italy (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
21 AugArchdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
21 AugArchdiocese of Acerenza, Italy ElevatedDiocese of Acerenza, Italy (Archdiocese to Diocese) Elevated
21 AugArchdiocese of Matera, Italy ElevatedDiocese of Matera, Italy (Archdiocese to Diocese) Elevated
8 SepDiocese of Anglona-Tursi, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Tursi-Lagonegro, Italy Name Changed
8 SepTitular See of Pandosia Established
17 SepDiocese of Alexandria in Ontario, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario, Canada Name Changed
17 SepDiocese of Porto Amélia, Mozambique Name ChangedDiocese of Pemba, Mozambique Name Changed
18 SepArchdiocese of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique Name ChangedArchdiocese of Maputo, Mozambique Name Changed
OctNunciature to Iceland Established
1 OctDiocese of João Belo, Mozambique Name ChangedDiocese of Xai-Xai, Mozambique Name Changed
11 OctDiocese of Gravina e Irsina (Montepeloso), Italy SplitDiocese of Gravina, Italy Split
11 OctDiocese of Gravina e Irsina (Montepeloso), Italy
Diocese of Matera, Italy
UnitedDiocese of Matera e Irsina, Italy United
13 OctDiocese of Reno, Nevada, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Reno-Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Name Changed
18 OctDiocese of Alexandria, Louisiana, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Alexandria-Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Name Changed
19 OctDiocese of Nellore, India Territory LostDiocese of Cuddapah, India Erected
28 OctMilitary Ordinariate of New Zealand, Military Erected
20 NovTerritorial Prelature of Iligan, Philippines Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Marawi, Philippines Erected
23 NovArchdiocese of Saigon, Viet Nam Name ChangedArchdiocese of Thành-Phô Hồ Chí Minh (Hôchiminh Ville), Viet Nam Name Changed
3 DecArchdiocese of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
Diocese of Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil
Diocese of Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of União da Vitória, Parana, Brazil Erected
9 DecDiocese of Vijayawada, India Territory LostDiocese of Eluru, India Erected
9 DecDiocese of Mombasa, Kenya
Diocese of Meru, Kenya
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Garissa, Kenya Erected
9 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Ngong, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Ngong, Kenya Elevated
9 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Solwezi, Zambia ElevatedDiocese of Solwezi, Zambia Elevated


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