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The Year of Our Lord 1978

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
3 JanTerritorial Prelature of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, Brazil (Area bounded by the rivers Juruena, Cabaxi, Guaporé, and Galera)
Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil (Vila Rondônia, Cacoal (formerly called New Caledonia), Iarú, Ouro Preto, Pimenta Bueno, and Vilhena)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Vila Rondônia, Rondonia, Brazil Erected
3 JanDiocese of Campo Grande, Brazil (Camapuâ, Coxim, Pedro Gomes, Rio Negro, and Rio Verde) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Coxim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Erected
3 JanDiocese of Campo Grande, Brazil (Agua Clara, Aparecida do Tabuado, Brasilândia, Cassilândia, Inocencia, Paranaíba, and Très Lagôas) Territory LostDiocese of Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Erected
9 JanDiocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde (from Lisboa) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Valverde, Monte Christi, Dajabón, and Santiago Rodríguez) Territory LostDiocese of Mao-Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic Erected
16 JanDiocese of La Vega, Dominican Republic (Duarte, Maria T. Sánchez, and Samaná) Territory LostDiocese of San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic Erected
16 JanDiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Salcedo) Territory LostDiocese of La Vega, Dominican Republic Territory Added
18 JanDiocese of Rottenburg, Germany Name ChangedDiocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany Name Changed
30 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Lodwar, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Lodwar, Kenya Elevated
27 FebDiocese of Berbérati, Central African Republic (Northern Part) Territory LostDiocese of Bouar, Central African Republic Erected
27 FebDiocese of Kisumu, Kenya (Western Province and Tindinyo) Territory LostDiocese of Kakamega, Kenya Erected
27 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Western Transvaal, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Klerksdorp, South Africa Elevated
14 MarDiocese of Daru, Papua New Guinea (Western Province) Territory Added
4 AprDiocese of Ségou, Mali (Cercle de Tenenkou in Malia) Territory LostDiocese of Mopti, Mali Territory Added
24 AprArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Argentina (Ukrainian) Territory LostEparchy of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian), Argentina Erected
30 AprDiocese of Ballarat, Australia (Inglewood) Territory LostDiocese of Sandhurst, Australia Territory Added
5 MayDiocese of Toledo, Parana, Brazil (Foz do Iguaçu, Céu Azul, Matelândia, Medianeira, São Miguel, and Santa Helena) Territory LostDiocese of Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil Erected
5 MayDiocese of Toledo, Parana, Brazil (Cascavel, Capitào Leónidas Marques, Catanduvas, Corbélia, and Guaraniaçu) Territory LostDiocese of Cascavel, Brazil Erected
14 MayDiocese of Massa Marittima, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Massa Marittima-Piombino, Italy Name Changed
14 MayTitular See of Populonia Established
23 MayArchdiocese of Milano {Milan}, Italy (Frazione Riozzo from Natività di San Giovanni Battista in Melegnano in Cerro al Lambro) Territory LostDiocese of Lodi, Italy Territory Added
5 JunArchdiocese of Asunción, Paraguay (Departamento Paraguarí) Territory LostDiocese of Carapeguá, Paraguay Erected
5 JunDiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione) en Paraguay (San Pedro) Territory LostDiocese of San Pedro, Paraguay Erected
8 JunDiocese of Dumka, India (West Dinajpur and Maldo) Territory LostDiocese of Raiganj, India Erected
8 JunDiocese of Dumka, India (from Calcutta) Metropolitan Changed
16 JunDiocese of Surigao, Philippines (Surigao del Sur) Territory LostDiocese of Tandag, Philippines Erected
22 JunEparchy of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India (Cranganore;, a large part of Makundapur; and small portions of Parur and Alwaye) Territory LostDiocese of Irinjalakuda (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
11 JulDiocese of San Martín, Argentina (Partido of General Sarmiento) Territory LostDiocese of San Miguel, Argentina Erected
14 JulDiocese of San Diego, California, USA (San Bernardino and Riverside) Territory LostDiocese of San Bernardino, California, USA Erected
23 JulNunciature to Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles Established
12 SepNunciature to Fiji, Pacific (Oceania) Established
28 OctEparchy of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankara), India (Malapuram, Kozhikode, Cannanore, Nilgiris, Mysore, Coorg, Mandya, Hassan, South Cañara, Chikmagalur, and Shimoga) Territory LostEparchy of Battery (Bathery) (Syro-Malankara), India Erected
7 NovDiocese of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil (Itabuna, lbicaraí, Floresta Azul, Santa Cruz da Vitoria, Firmino Alves, Itororó, Itapé, Buerarema, Itaju do Colonia, Una, Camacâ, Pau Brasil, Mascóte, Canavieras, Potiraguá, Itapebí, Itagimirim, and Belmonte) Territory LostDiocese of Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil Erected
7 NovDiocese of Amargosa, Bahia, Brazil (Jequié, Brejöes, Nova Itarana, Santa Ines, Irajuba, Cravolândia, Jaguaquara, Itiruçu, Itaquara, Maracas, Marcionílio Souza, Planaltino , Lafaiete, Continuo, Jitaúna, Itagí, and Aiquara)
Diocese of Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil (Manoel Vitorino, Boa Nova, Itagira, and Dario Meira)
Territory LostDiocese of Jequié, Bahia, Brazil Erected
7 NovDiocese of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil (Cairú, Nilo Paçanha, Taperoá, and Valença)
Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (Dom Mecedo Costa, Muntz Ferreira, Nazaré, and Sao Felipe)
Territory LostDiocese of Amargosa, Bahia, Brazil Territory Added
15 NovDiocese of Honiara, Solomon Islands ElevatedArchdiocese of Honiara, Solomon Islands Elevated
15 NovDiocese of Tarawa, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedDiocese of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania) Name Changed
15 NovDiocese of Gizo, Solomon Islands (from Rabaul) Metropolitan Changed
21 NovDiocese of Arezzo, Italy (S. Ansano a Dofana and S. Maria a Montaperti) Territory LostArchdiocese of Siena, Italy Territory Added
22 NovArchdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Columbia and Jones) Territory LostDiocese of Savannah, Georgia, USA Territory Added
22 NovArchdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (Stephensville, and parts of Saint Martin and Iberia) Territory LostDiocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA Territory Added
27 NovDiocese of Campo Grande, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Elevated
27 NovDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (from Cuiabá) Metropolitan Changed
27 NovDiocese of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (from Cuiabá) Metropolitan Changed
27 NovDiocese of Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (from Cuiabá) Metropolitan Changed
27 NovTerritorial Prelature of Coxim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (from Cuiabá) Metropolitan Changed

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