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The Year of Our Lord 1981

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
24 JanDiocese of Jaffna, Sri Lanka Territory LostDiocese of Mannar, Sri Lanka Erected
24 JanDiocese of Umuahia, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Okigwe, Nigeria Erected
24 JanMilitary Ordinariate of Kenya, Military (Ordinariate) Elevated
27 JanArchdiocese of San Francisco, California, USA Territory LostDiocese of San Jose in California, USA Erected
30 JanDiocese of Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
30 JanDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Jardim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Erected
30 JanDiocese of Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Diocese of Taubaté, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
25 MarDiocese of Sovana e Pitigliano, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Sovana-Pitigliano-Orbetello, Italy Name Changed
28 MarDiocese of Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Minas Gerais, Brazil
Diocese of Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Almenara, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
9 MayPontifical Council for the Family, Roman Curia Erected
21 JunDiocese of Saint John’s, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles Name ChangedDiocese of Saint John’s-Basseterre, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles Name Changed
3 JulApostolic Exarchate of America Latina e Messico {Latin America and Mexico} (Armenian) Erected
3 JulApostolic Exarchate of United States of America and Canada (Armenian), New York Erected
17 JulArchdiocese of Kampala, Uganda Territory LostDiocese of Kiyinda-Mityana, Uganda Erected
30 JulDiocese of Monaco ElevatedArchdiocese of Monaco Elevated
4 AugTerritorial Prelature of Abaeté do Tocantins, Para, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Abaetetuba, Para, Brazil Elevated
4 AugTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of São José do Grajaú, Brazil Elevated
4 AugTerritorial Prelature of Miracema do Norte, Goias, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Miracema do Norte, Brazil Elevated
4 AugTerritorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil Elevated
13 SepEparchy of Sohag (Coptic), Egypt Erected
3 OctTerritorial Prelature of Bom Jesus do Piauí, Piaui, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Bom Jesus do Gurguéia, Piaui, Brazil Elevated
3 OctTerritorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas, Maranho, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Balsas, Maranho, Brazil Elevated
3 OctTerritorial Prelature of Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil Elevated
3 OctTerritorial Prelature of São Raimundo Nonato, Piaui, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of São Raimundo Nonato, Piaui, Brazil Elevated
3 OctDiocese of Sandomierz, Poland Name ChangedDiocese of Sandomierz-Radom, Poland Name Changed
13 OctDiocese of Guamá, Para, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Bragança do Pará, Para, Brazil Name Changed
20 OctDiocese of Segni, Italy
Diocese of Velletri, Italy
UnitedSuburbicarian See of Velletri e Segni, Italy United
20 OctCardinal Titular Church of Velletri UnitedCardinal Titular Church of Velletri e Segni United
21 OctDiocese of Rio Negro, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil Name Changed
5 NovDiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda
Diocese of Kibungo, Rwanda
Diocese of Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Territory LostDiocese of Byumba, Rwanda Erected
5 NovDiocese of Nyundo, Rwanda Territory LostDiocese of Cyangugu, Rwanda Erected
6 NovDiocese of Minna, Nigeria Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Abuja, Nigeria Erected
19 NovDiocese of Trenton, New Jersey, USA Territory LostDiocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, USA Erected
3 DecEparchy of Parma (Ruthenian), Ohio, USA Territory LostEparchy of Van Nuys (Ruthenian), California, USA Erected
19 DecVicariate Apostolic of Cape Palmas, Liberia ElevatedDiocese of Cape Palmas, Liberia Elevated
19 DecVicariate Apostolic of Monrovia, Liberia ElevatedArchdiocese of Monrovia, Liberia Elevated

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