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The Year of Our Lord 1976

Diocese Events

July to December


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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
21 AugDiocese of Muro Lucano, Italy (from Acerenza) Metropolitan Changed
21 AugDiocese of Venosa, Italy (from Acerenza) Metropolitan Changed
21 AugDiocese of Anglona-Tursi, Italy (from Matera) Metropolitan Changed
21 AugDiocese of Tricarico, Italy (from Matera) Metropolitan Changed
21 AugDiocese of Melfi e Rapolla, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
21 AugDiocese of Trivento, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
21 AugDiocese of Isernia e Venafro, Italy (from Capua) Metropolitan Changed
21 AugDiocese of Termoli, Italy (from Benevento) Metropolitan Changed
21 AugDiocese of Larino, Italy (from Benevento) Metropolitan Changed
8 SepDiocese of Anglona-Tursi, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Tursi-Lagonegro, Italy Name Changed
8 SepTitular See of Pandosia Established
8 SepDiocese of Matera, Italy (Ginosa and Laterza) Territory LostDiocese of Castellaneta, Italy Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Anglona-Tursi, Italy (Alessandria del Garretto, Amendolara, Canna, Montegiordano, Nocara, Oriolo, Rocca Imperiale, and Rosito Capo Spulico) Territory LostDiocese of Cassano all’Jonio, Italy Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Anglona-Tursi, Italy (Lagonegro, Latronico, Lauria, Maratea, Nemoli, Rivello, and Trecchina) Territory LostDiocese of Policastro, Italy Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Venosa, Italy (Spinatola) Territory LostDiocese of Gravina e Irsina (Montepeloso), Italy Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Andria, Italy (Montemilone) Territory LostDiocese of Venosa, Italy Territory Added
8 SepArchdiocese of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, Italy (Pescopagano) Territory LostDiocese of Melfi e Rapolla, Italy Territory Added
8 SepTerritorial Abbey of Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy (Tramutola) Territory LostArchdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy Territory Added
8 SepArchdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy (Moliterno and Sarconi) Territory LostDiocese of Anglona-Tursi, Italy Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Anglona-Tursi, Italy (Craco, Montalbano Ionico, and Scansano Ionico) Territory LostDiocese of Matera, Italy Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Tricarico, Italy (Salandra) Territory LostDiocese of Matera, Italy Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Acerenza, Italy (B. Maria Virginis a Monte Carmelo (in Castelglorioso-Arioso)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Muro Lucano, Italy (Rapone, Ruvo dei Monte, and San Fei) Territory LostDiocese of Melfi e Rapolla, Italy Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Melfi e Rapolla, Italy (Immaculate Conception B. M. V. (in Inforchia)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy Territory Added
17 SepDiocese of Porto Amélia, Mozambique Name ChangedDiocese of Pemba, Mozambique Name Changed
17 SepDiocese of Alexandria in Ontario, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario, Canada Name Changed
18 SepArchdiocese of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique Name ChangedArchdiocese of Maputo, Mozambique Name Changed
1 OctDiocese of João Belo, Mozambique Name ChangedDiocese of Xai-Xai, Mozambique Name Changed
8 OctNunciature to Iceland Established
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 (Cuddapah and Chittoor) Territory LostDiocese of Cuddapah, India Erected
28 OctMilitary Ordinariate of New Zealand, Military Erected
13 NovArchdiocese of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Kipuski) Territory LostDiocese of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
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 (Sao Mateus, Sao Joao do Triunfo, and Antonio Olinto)
Diocese of Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil (Cruz Machado)
Diocese of Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil (União da Vitoria, Porto Vitoria Paulo Freitas, Paulo Frontim, Mallet, Rio Azul, and Rebouças)
Territory LostDiocese of União da Vitória, Parana, Brazil Erected
8 DecArchdiocese of Ferrara, Italy (from Immediately Subject to Bologna) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Fidenza, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Piacenza, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Parma (-Fontevivo), Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
9 DecDiocese of Vijayawada, India (West Godavari and part of East Godavari) Territory LostDiocese of Eluru, India Erected
9 DecDiocese of Mombasa, Kenya (Tana River and Lamu)
Diocese of Meru, Kenya (North Eastern Province)
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
17 DecDiocese of Wollongong, Australia (Eurobadalla) Territory LostArchdiocese of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia Territory Added
17 DecArchdiocese of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia (Waugoola) Territory LostDiocese of Bathurst, Australia Territory Added
17 DecArchdiocese of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia (Jemalong) Territory LostDiocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, Australia Territory Added

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