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The Year of Our Lord 1976

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
unknownDelegation to Northern Africa Suppressed
1 JanArchdiocese of Goa e Damão, India (No longer a metropolitan) Elevated
1 JanDiocese of Macau, China (from Goa e Damão) Metropolitan Changed
1 JanDiocese of Díli, Timor-Leste (from Goa e Damão) Metropolitan Changed
15 JanNunciature to Morocco Established
15 JanTerritorial Prelature of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil (Arapoema) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil Territory Added
17 JanDiocese of Capiz, Philippines (Aklan) 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
20 JanDiocese of Kisumu, Kenya (Nandi (except Tindinyo Compound)) Territory LostDiocese of Eldoret, Kenya Territory Added
24 JanDiocese of Belgaum, India (North Kanara (Uttara Kannada)) 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 (Mayaguez, Aguadilla, Aguada, Moca, San Sebastián, Rincón, Añasco, Las Marías, Maricao, Hormiguero, San Germán, Cabo Rojo, Lajas, and Sabana Grande) Erected
1 MarDiocese of Arecibo, Puerto Rico (Toa Alta and Dorado) Territory LostArchdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico Territory Added
1 MarDiocese of Arecibo, Puerto Rico (Jayuya, La Milagrosa en Catañer or Bartolo-Gatañer (in Lares), and Niño de Praga or Misión Noel (in Yillalba)) Territory LostDiocese of Ponce, Puerto Rico Territory Added
1 MarDiocese of Caguas, Puerto Rico (Guayama, Arroyo, and Patillas) Territory LostDiocese of Ponce, Puerto Rico Territory Added
6 MarTerritorial Prelature of Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay ElevatedDiocese of Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay Elevated
13 MarDiocese of Northampton, England, Great Britain (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk) Territory LostDiocese of East Anglia, England, Great Britain Erected
17 MarTerritorial Prelature of Cametá, Para, Brazil (Itupiranga) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Marabá, Para, Brazil Territory Added
24 MarArchdiocese of Los Angeles, California, USA (Orange) Territory LostDiocese of Orange in California, USA Erected
27 MarTerritorial Prelature of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil (Couto Magalbaes)
Territorial Prelature of Marabá, Para, Brazil (Conceiçâo do Araguaia and Santana do Araguaia)
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
8 AprDiocese of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil (São Manoel de Mutum and Nossa Senhora da Penha in Pocrane) Territory LostDiocese of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
8 AprDiocese of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Engenheiro Caldas, Sobrália, and Fernandes Tourinho) Territory LostDiocese of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
10 AprArchdiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda (Kigali) Territory LostArchdiocese of Kigali, Rwanda Erected
10 AprArchdiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda ElevatedDiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda (Metropolitan to Diocese) Elevated
10 AprDiocese of Butare, Rwanda (from Kabgayi) Metropolitan Changed
10 AprDiocese of Kibungo, Rwanda (from Kabgayi) Metropolitan Changed
10 AprDiocese of Nyundo, Rwanda (from Kabgayi) Metropolitan Changed
10 AprDiocese of Ruhengeri, Rwanda (from Kabgayi) Metropolitan Changed
24 AprDiocese of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic (Barahona, Bahoruco, Independencia, and Pedernales) Territory LostDiocese of Barahona, Dominican Republic Erected
28 AprDelegation to Nigeria ElevatedNunciature to Nigeria Elevated
29 AprArchdiocese of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Limeira, Iracemápolis, Americana, Nova Odessa, Conchai, Artur Nogueira, Cosmópolis, Araras, Lerne, Santa Cruz da Conceicão, Pirassununga, Porto Ferreira, and Descalvado)
Diocese of Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Cordeirópolis and Analândia)
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 (Mahbubnagar)
Diocese of Warangal, India (Nalgonda)
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 (Maguindanao and Sultan Sa Kudurat) ElevatedDiocese of Cotabato, Philippines Elevated
14 JunDelegation to Ghana ElevatedNunciature to Ghana Elevated
19 JunDiocese of Avellaneda, Argentina (Quilmes, Berazategui, and Florencio Várela) Territory LostDiocese of Quilmes, Argentina Erected
21 JunArchdiocese of L’Aquila, Italy (Borgovelino, Calcariola, Canetra, Cantalice (care of: S. Andrm, S. Michele, S. Maria, S. Liberato), Casette, Castel S. Angelo, Castel S. Angelo-Vasche, Cittaducale, Collerinaldo, Grotti, Lisciano, Lugano, Micciani, Mozza, Paterno, Pendenza, Ponte, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Rieti (-S. Salvatore Maggiore), Italy Territory Added
21 JunDiocese of Rieti (-S. Salvatore Maggiore), Italy (Aringo, Busci, Gapitignano, Castiglione, Gabbia, Gampotost'o, Cesaproba, Maraña, Maseioni, Montereale, Ortolano, Pago Pellescritta, Poggio Cancelli, S. Giovanni Paganica, S. Lucia, S. Pietro in Sivignano, S. Vittoria, Sivignano, Verrico, and Ville di Fano) Territory LostArchdiocese of L’Aquila, Italy Territory Added
26 JunArchdiocese of Spoleto, Italy (S. Donato in Leonessa, Ocre, Pianezza, S. Angelo in Trigillo, S. Paolo e S. Pietro in Terzone, Vallunga, Villa Bigioni, and Ville del Piano) Territory LostDiocese of Rieti (-S. Salvatore Maggiore), Italy Territory Added
26 JunDiocese of Norcia, Italy (Trimezzo in Gittareale) Territory LostDiocese of Rieti (-S. Salvatore Maggiore), Italy Territory Added
26 JunDiocese of Terni e Narni, Italy (S. Eleutherio in Moggio Reatino) Territory LostDiocese of Rieti (-S. Salvatore Maggiore), Italy Territory Added
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
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