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The Year of Our Lord 1979

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
unknownFraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer Founded
unknownMission "Sui Iuris" of Baghdad, Iraq SuppressedArchdiocese of Baghdad, Iraq Territory Added
8 JanTerritorial Prelature of Huautla, Oaxaca, México (Tuxtepec along with Sochiapan and Tlacoatzintepec (in Cuicatlán)) Territory LostDiocese of Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, México Erected
8 JanArchdiocese of Santiago de Cuba (Las Tunas (Iobabo, Majibacoa, Manatí, Menéndez, Puerto Padre, and Tunas) Territory LostDiocese of Holguín, Cuba Erected
15 JanArchdiocese of Milano {Milan}, Italy (Torrevecchia Pia (Natività di Maria Vergine, Ss. Astanzio e Antoniano, and Ss. Pietro e Paolo)) Territory LostDiocese of Pavia, Italy Territory Added
20 JanDiocese of Lodi, Italy (Castel Lambro (in Marzano Pavese) and parts of Bascapè (Guastalla, Mangialupo, Piacentina, Foppa, Gamborello, Barbetto, S. Zeno 1°, S. Zeno 2° Bosco, Villarzino, S. Martina)) Territory LostDiocese of Pavia, Italy Territory Added
20 JanDiocese of Pavia, Italy (Campo Rinaldo and Corte S. Andrea (in Miradolo and Senna Lodigiano)) Territory LostDiocese of Lodi, Italy Territory Added
5 FebDiocese of Tlalnepantla, México, México (Coacalco, Coyotepec, Chapa de Mota, Cuautitlán, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Huehuetoca, Nicolás Romero, Teoloyucan, Tepozotlán, Tultitlán, and Villa del Carbon)
Diocese of Texcoco, México, México (Apaxco, Hueypoxtla, Melchor Ocampo, Nextlalpan, Tequisquiac, Tultepec, Xaltengo, and Zumpango)
Territory LostDiocese of Cuautitlán, México, México Erected
5 FebDiocese of Texcoco, México, México (Amecameca, Atlahutla, Ayapango, Cocotitlán, Chalco, Ecatzingo, Ixtapaluca, Juchitepec, La Paz - Los Reyes, Netzahualcóyotl, Ozumba, Temamatla, Tenango del Aire, Tepetlixpa, and Tlalmanalco) Territory LostDiocese of Netzahualcóyotl, México, México Erected
17 FebNunciature to Grenada, Antilles Established
3 MarVicariate Apostolic of Sofia e Plovdiv, Bulgaria ElevatedDiocese of Sofia e Plovdiv, Bulgaria Elevated
15 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Awasa, Ethiopia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Awasa, Ethiopia Elevated
28 MarVicariate Apostolic of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale} ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Tromsø, Norway Elevated
28 MarVicariate Apostolic of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale} ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Trondheim, Norway Elevated
29 MarArchdiocese of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Além Paraiba, Estrela Dalva, Pirapetinga, Santo Antonio do Aventureiro, and Volta Grande) Territory LostDiocese of Leopoldina, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
4 AprArchdiocese of Cosenza, Italy
Diocese of San Marco e Bisignano, Italy
UnitedArchdiocese of Cosenza e Bisignano, Italy United
4 AprDiocese of San Marco e Bisignano, Italy SplitDiocese of San Marco Argentano-Scalea, Italy Split
4 AprDiocese of Cassano all’Jonio, Italy (Scalea, Aieta, Orsomarso, Papasidero, Praia a Mare, San Nicola Arcella, Santa Domenica Taleo, Santa Maria del Cedro, Tortora, and Verbicaro) Territory LostDiocese of San Marco Argentano-Scalea, Italy Territory Added
4 AprDiocese of Crotone (Cotrone), Italy (S. Leonardi (in Cutro)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Santa Severina, Italy Territory Added
4 AprDiocese of Cariati, Italy (Belvedere di Spinello, Caccuri, Carfizzi, Casabona, Castelsilano, Cerenzia, Ciro, Ciro Marina, Crucoli, Melissa, Pallagorio, S. Nicola dell'Alto, Savelli, Strongoli, Umbriatico, and Verzino) Territory LostDiocese of Crotone (Cotrone), Italy Territory Added
4 AprDiocese of Cariati, Italy
Archdiocese of Rossano, Italy
UnitedArchdiocese of Rossano e Cariati, Italy United
18 AprTerritorial Prelature of Rubiataba, Goias, Brazil Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Rubiataba-Mozarlândia, Goias, Brazil Name Changed
19 AprNunciature to Barbados, Antilles Established
28 AprDiocese of Barra (do Rio Grande), Bahia, Brazil (Barra do Mendes, Central Ibipeba, Jussara, Presidente Dutra, and Uibaí)
Diocese of Ruy Barbosa (Rui Barbosa), Bahia, Brazil (Irecê, Ibitita, Iraquara, Cafarnaum, Canarana, Lençois, Morro do Chapeu, Palmeiras, Seabra, and Souto Soares)
Territory LostDiocese of Irecê, Bahia, Brazil Erected
30 AprDiocese of Foggia, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Foggia, Italy Elevated
30 AprArchdiocese of Manfredonia (e Vieste), Italy (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
30 AprArchdiocese of Sorrento, Italy (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
30 AprArchdiocese of Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia, Italy (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
30 AprArchdiocese of Capua, Italy (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
30 AprDiocese of Lacedonia, Italy (from Conza-Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Bisaccia) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Nusco, Italy (from Salerno (-Acerno)) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprTerritorial Abbey of Montevergine, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Alife, Italy (from Benevento) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Aversa, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Caiazzo, Italy (from Capua) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Calvi e Teano, Italy (from Capua) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Caserta, Italy (from Capua) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Castellammare di Stabia, Italy (from Sorrento) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Sessa Aurunca, Italy (from Capua) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprTerritorial Prelature of Pompei o Beatissima Vergine Maria del Santissimo Rosario, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprArchdiocese of Amalfi, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Campagna, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Cava e Sarno, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprTerritorial Abbey of Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Troia, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Ascoli Satriano e Cerignola, Italy (from Benevento) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of Lucera, Italy (from Benevento) Metropolitan Changed
30 AprDiocese of San Severo, Italy (from Benevento) Metropolitan Changed
3 MayVicariate Apostolic of Caroline and Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedDiocese of Carolines-Marshalls, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
12 MayDiocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada (Territory between 55 and 58 degree latitude and 110 and 113 longitude) Territory LostDiocese of Saint Paul in Alberta, Canada Territory Added
16 MayDiocese of Silva Porto, Angola Name ChangedDiocese of Kwito-Bié, Angola Name Changed
16 MayDiocese of Luso, Angola Name ChangedDiocese of Lwena, Angola Name Changed
16 MayDiocese of Serpa Pinto, Angola Name ChangedDiocese of Menongue, Angola Name Changed
16 MayDiocese of Pereira de Eça, Angola Name ChangedDiocese of Ondjiva, Angola Name Changed
16 MayDiocese of Henrique de Carvalho, Angola Name ChangedDiocese of Saurimo, Angola Name Changed
16 MayDiocese of Carmona e São Salvador, Angola Name ChangedDiocese of Uije, Angola Name Changed
21 MayDiocese of Barra (do Rio Grande), Bahia, Brazil (Angical, Baianópolis, Barreiras, Brejolândia, Catolândia, Cotegipe, Cristópolis, Formosa do Rio Preto, Riachäo das Neves, Santa Rita de Càssia, Sâo Desidèrio, and Tabocas do Brejo Velho) Territory LostDiocese of Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil Erected
1 JunDiocese of Itabira, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Itabira-Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, Brazil Name Changed
1 JunDiocese of Rawalpindi, Pakistan Name ChangedDiocese of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Pakistan Name Changed
10 JunDiocese of Mileto, Italy (Palmi, Anoia, Pietro di Caridà, San Proeopio, Seminara, Serrata, Sinopoli, Taurianova along with St. Michael the Archangel in Acquaro di Cosoleto) Territory LostDiocese of Oppido Mamertina, Italy Territory Added
10 JunDiocese of Oppido Mamertina, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Oppido Mamertina-Palmi, Italy Name Changed
10 JunDiocese of Mileto, Italy (S. Maria a Monte Carmelo in Ceramida) Territory LostArchdiocese of Reggio Calabria, Italy Territory Added
22 JunSons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Missionaries of the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
UnitedComboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus United
23 JunParochial Cooperators of Christ the King Decretum Laudis
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