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The Year of Our Lord 1977

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
1 JanTerritorial Abbey of Belmont-Mary Help of Christians, North Carolina, USA SuppressedDiocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Territory Added
7 JanDiocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland (Greenhills, Brownstown, Logstown, Kilcullen Bridge, Carnalway, Swordlestown South, and Mullaghboy) Territory LostArchdiocese of Dublin, Ireland Territory Added
7 JanArchdiocese of Dublin, Ireland (Central and western part of Naas East and the eastern part of Tipper West) Territory LostDiocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland Territory Added
8 JanDiocese of Sá da Bandeira, Angola (Chongoroi) Territory LostDiocese of Benguela, Angola Territory Added
13 JanArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil (Bacabal and São Luis de Gonzaga (formerly Ipixuna)) Territory LostDiocese of Bacabal, Maranhão, Brazil Territory Added
13 JanArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil (Vitoria do Mearim) Territory LostDiocese of Viana, Maranhão, Brazil Territory Added
13 JanDiocese of Viana, Maranhão, Brazil (Zé Doca, Chapéu de Couro, and Bom Jardim) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Cândido Mendes, Maranhão, Brazil Territory Added
21 JanArchdiocese of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostDiocese of Kilwa, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
25 JanDiocese of Jayapura, Indonesia (Kaimana and Wasior) Territory LostDiocese of Manokwari-Sorong, Indonesia Territory Added
31 JanDelegation to Congo, Republic of ElevatedNunciature to Congo, Republic of Elevated
3 FebDiocese of Nova Lisboa, Angola ElevatedArchdiocese of Huambo, Angola Elevated
3 FebDiocese of Indore, India (Khandwa and Khargone) Territory LostDiocese of Khandwa, India Erected
3 FebDiocese of Sá da Bandeira, Angola ElevatedArchdiocese of Lubango, Angola Elevated
3 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Same, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Same, Tanzania Elevated
3 FebDiocese of Benguela, Angola (from Luanda) Metropolitan Changed
3 FebDiocese of Luso, Angola (from Luanda) Metropolitan Changed
3 FebDiocese of Silva Porto, Angola (from Luanda) Metropolitan Changed
3 FebDiocese of Pereira de Eça, Angola (from Luanda) Metropolitan Changed
3 FebDiocese of Serpa Pinto, Angola (from Luanda) Metropolitan Changed
3 FebDiocese of São Tomé e Príncipe (from Luanda) Metropolitan Changed
22 FebDiocese of Montefeltro, Italy
Diocese of Rimini, Italy (Serravalle and Faetano along with Falciano and Dogana)
Diocese of Sarsina, Italy (Rivolparo and Sapigno in Romagnano)
Name ChangedDiocese of San Marino-Montefeltro, Italy Name Changed
26 FebApostolic Exarchate of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebApostolic Exarchate of Chanda (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedEparchy of Chanda (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebApostolic Exarchate of Jagdalpur (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Jagdalpur (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebArcheparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India (Kanjirapally, Erumely, Mundakayam, Anakara, Kattapana, and Upputhara) Territory LostDiocese of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
26 FebDiocese of Ahmedabad, India (Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kutch (Bhuj), Rajkot, and Surendranagar) Territory LostDiocese of Rajkot (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
26 FebArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Satna (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Satna (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Sagar (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Sagar (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebApostolic Exarchate of Ujjain (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Ujjain (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
1 MarDiocese of Natchez-Jackson, Mississippi, USA (Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, George, Stone, Pearl River, Greene, Perry, Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Walthall, Wayne, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, and Lawrence) Territory LostDiocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, USA Erected
1 MarDiocese of Natchez-Jackson, Mississippi, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Jackson, Mississippi, USA Name Changed
1 MarTitular See of Natchesium Established
2 MarArchdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (Terrebonne and Lafourche and parts of Saint Mary and Jefferson) Territory LostDiocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA Erected
5 MarDiocese of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedDiocese of Sakania-Kipushi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
7 MarDelegation to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands SplitDelegation to Solomon Islands
Nunciature to Papua New Guinea (and Elevated)
Split
11 MarArcheparchy of Munhall (Ruthenian), USA Name ChangedArcheparchy of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA Name Changed
12 MarDiocese of Cotabato, Philippines
Territorial Prelature of Kidapawan, Philippines
Territorial Prelature of Marbel, Philippines
Territory Added
14 MarDiocese of Guntur, India (Ongole and of Chirala)
Diocese of Kurnool, India (Markapuram and Giddalur)
Territory LostDiocese of Nellore, India Territory Added
21 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Bissau ElevatedDiocese of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Elevated
21 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Cheju-Do, Korea (South) ElevatedDiocese of Cheju, Korea (South) Elevated
21 MarTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy (Serramonacesca, Fara Filiorum Petri and Ripacorbaria in Manoppello) Territory LostArchdiocese of Chieti, Italy Territory Added
21 MarTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy (Tilla Oliven in Rosciano) Territory LostDiocese of Penne e Pescara, Italy Territory Added
21 MarTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy (Pescocostanzo, Ateleta, Barrea, Villetta Barrea, and Civitella Alfedena) Territory LostDiocese of Valva e Sulmona, Italy Territory Added
21 MarTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy (S. Pietro Avellana) Territory LostDiocese of Trivento, Italy Territory Added
21 MarTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy (Acquaviva d'Isernia, Castel S. Vincenzo, Cerro a Volturno, Pizzone, Colli a Volturno, Fornelli, Scapoli and Pantano, Rocchetta a Volturno, and S. Maria Uliveto in the municipality of Pozzilli and Cerasuolo in Filignano) Territory LostDiocese of Isernia e Venafro, Italy Territory Added
21 MarTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy (Sorbello in Sessa Aurunca) Territory LostDiocese of Sessa Aurunca, Italy Territory Added
21 MarTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy (S. Secondinus in Pasturano) Territory LostDiocese of Calvi e Teano, Italy Territory Added
21 MarTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy (S. Peter in Curulis in Esperia) Territory LostDiocese of Aquino, Sora, e Pontecorvo, Italy Territory Added
21 MarDiocese of Isernia e Venafro, Italy (Acquafondata and Casalcassinese, and Viticus) Territory LostTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy Territory Added
21 MarDiocese of Calvi e Teano, Italy (Camino in Roccadevandro) Territory LostTerritorial Abbey of Montecassino, Italy Territory Added
2 AprDiocese of Lucena, Philippines (Marinduque) Territory LostDiocese of Boac, Philippines Erected
13 AprDiocese of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México (Nuevo Casas Grandes, Ascensión, Casas Grandes, Galeana, Ignacio Zaragoza, Ianos, and San Buenaventura) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México Erected
20 AprTerritorial Prelature of Virgin Islands, USA ElevatedDiocese of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USA (Name Changed and Prelature raised to a Diocese) Elevated
26 AprArchdiocese of Tunja, Colombia (Sagrado Corazón and del Rosario (in Chiquinquirá); Arcabuco, Borbur, Briceño, Buenavista, Caldas, Coper, Chitaraque, Gachantiva, Leiva, Moniquirá, Muzo, Maripí, Otanche, Pauna, Ráquira, Saboyá, San Miguel de Sema, San José de Pare, Santana, Santa Sofia...) Territory LostDiocese of Chiquinquirá, Colombia Erected
26 AprArchdiocese of Tunja, Colombia (Garagoa, Almeida, Berbeo, Chivor, Chinavi ta, Campohermoso, Guateque, Guayatá, Jenesano, La Capilla de Tenza, Los Cedros, Macanal, Miraflores, Pachavita, Páez, Ramiriquí, Rondón, San Eduardo, Santa María, San Luis de Gaceno, Somondoco, Sutatenza, Tibaná..) Territory LostDiocese of Garagoa, Colombia Erected
30 MayArchdiocese of Calcutta, India (Southern and central part of 24 Paraganas) Territory LostDiocese of Baruipur, India Erected
30 MayDiocese of Navrongo, Ghana Name ChangedDiocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, Ghana Name Changed
30 MayDiocese of Tamale, Ghana ElevatedArchdiocese of Tamale, Ghana Elevated
30 MayDiocese of Wa, Ghana (from Cape Coast) Metropolitan Changed
27 JunEparchy of Saint Maron of Detroit (Maronite), Michigan, USA Name ChangedEparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn (Maronite), New York, USA Name Changed
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