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The Year of Our Lord 1981

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
3 JanArchdiocese of Milano {Milan}, Italy (SS. Vito e Modesto in Lomazzo) Territory LostDiocese of Como, Italy Territory Added
24 JanDiocese of Jaffna, Sri Lanka (Mannar and Vavuniya) Territory LostDiocese of Mannar, Sri Lanka Erected
24 JanDiocese of Umuahia, Nigeria (Ekiti, Mbano, Okigwe, and Isuikwuato) Territory LostDiocese of Okigwe, Nigeria Erected
24 JanMilitary Ordinariate of Kenya, Military (Ordinariate) Elevated
27 JanArchdiocese of San Francisco, California, USA (Santa Clara) Territory LostDiocese of San Jose in California, USA Erected
30 JanDiocese of Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Guarulhos) Territory LostDiocese of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
30 JanDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (Jardim, Anastacio, Aquidauna, Bela Vista, Bonito, Caracol, Guia Loper da Laguna, Miranda, Nioaque, and Porto Murtinho) Territory LostDiocese of Jardim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Erected
30 JanDiocese of Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Igaratá)
Diocese of Taubaté, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Sao José dos Campos, Jacareí, Paraibuna, Santa Branca, and Monteiro Lobato)
Territory LostDiocese of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
11 MarDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur, India (Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh) Territory LostDiocese of Indore, India Territory Added
25 MarTerritorial Abbey of Santi Vincenzo ed Anastasio alle tre Fontane, Italy SuppressedDiocese of Civita Castellana, Orte e Gallese, Italy (S. Orestes and Ponzani Romani)
Diocese of Nepi e Sutri, Italy (Monti Rosei)
Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy (area in Rome)
Diocese of Sovana e Pitigliano, Italy (area in Etruria, Urbetelli, Mont Argentarii, Insula Igilii, and Capalbii)
Territory Added
25 MarDiocese of Sovana e Pitigliano, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Sovana-Pitigliano-Orbetello, Italy Name Changed
28 MarDiocese of Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Minas Gerais, Brazil (Cities of Almenara, Bandeira, Felisburgo, Jacinto, Jequitinhonha, Joaima, Jordania, Rio do Pardo, Rubim, Salto da Divisa, Santa Maria do Salto, and Santo Antonio do Jacinto)
Diocese of Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Fronteira dos Vales)
Territory LostDiocese of Almenara, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
21 AprDelegation to Togo ElevatedNunciature to Togo Elevated
9 MayPontifical Committee for the Family, Roman Curia ElevatedPontifical Council for the Family, Roman Curia Elevated
21 JunDiocese of Saint John’s, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles Name ChangedDiocese of Saint John’s-Basseterre, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles Name Changed
24 JunDelegation to Laos, Malaysia and Singapore SplitDelegation to Laos and Malaysia
Delegation to Singapore
Split
3 JulApostolic Exarchate of Latin America and Mexico {America Latina e Messico} (Armenian) Erected
3 JulApostolic Exarchate of United States of America and Canada (Armenian), New York Erected
17 JulArchdiocese of Kampala, Uganda (Qomba, Busujju, Buwekula (Mubende), Kiboga, Kassanda, and Mityana) Territory LostDiocese of Kiyinda-Mityana, Uganda Erected
19 JulMissionari dei Poveri Founded
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
15 AugEsclavos de la Eucaristía y de María Virgen Established
1 SepNunciature to Dominica, Antilles Established
13 SepEparchy of Luqsor {Tebe} (Coptic), Egypt Territory LostEparchy of Sohag (Coptic), Egypt Erected
18 SepOrdinariate of Poland, for Greek and Armenian Catholics 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, Maranhão, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Balsas, Maranhão, 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, 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
28 OctDiocese of Valparaíso, Chile (Llay Llay) Territory LostDiocese of San Felipe, Chile Territory Added
5 NovDiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda
Diocese of Kibungo, Rwanda
Diocese of Ruhengeri, Rwanda (Eastern part)
Territory LostDiocese of Byumba, Rwanda (Ruhengeri and Byumba) Erected
5 NovDiocese of Nyundo, Rwanda (Southern region) Territory LostDiocese of Cyangugu, Rwanda Erected
6 NovDiocese of Minna, Nigeria Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Abuja, Nigeria (Federal Capital Territory) Erected
19 NovDiocese of Trenton, New Jersey, USA (Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Warren) Territory LostDiocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, USA Erected
3 DecEparchy of Parma (Ruthenian), Ohio, USA (Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Alaska) 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
24 DecNunciature to Equatorial Guinea Established

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