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The Year of Our Lord 1988

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DateFromTo
unknownFraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer Approbation
unknownServants of Jesus and Mary Founded
14 JanDiocese of Covington, Kentucky, USA (Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Garrard, Greenup, Harlan, Jackson, Jessimine, Johnson, Knot, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Manifee, Montgo...)
Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky, USA (Anderson, Boyle, Lincoln, McCreary, Mercer, Pulaski, and Wayne)
Territory LostDiocese of Lexington, Kentucky, USA Erected
18 JanDiocese of Warangal, India (Khammam) Territory LostDiocese of Khammam, India Erected
23 JanDiocese of Belley, France Name ChangedDiocese of Belley-Ars, France Name Changed
23 FebDiocese of Massa, Italy
Diocese of Pontremoli, Italy
UnitedDiocese of Massa Carrara-Pontremoli, Italy United
25 FebArchdiocese of Port-au-Prince, Haïti (Sud-Est) Territory LostDiocese of Jacmel, Haïti Erected
27 FebEparchy of Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México (Melkite Greek) Erected
12 MarApostolic Administration of Izabal, Guatemala ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Izabal, Guatemala Elevated
21 MarVicariate Apostolic of La Paz en la Baja California Sur, México Territory LostDiocese of La Paz en la Baja California Sur, México Erected
21 MarArchdiocese of Amalfi-Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy (Part of Salerno) Territory LostArchdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno, Italy Territory Added
25 MarArchdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela (Par, Roscio, and Sifontes) Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela Territory Added
7 AprDiocese of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti ElevatedArchdiocese of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti Elevated
7 AprDiocese of Port-de-Paix, Haïti (from Port-au-Prince) Metropolitan Changed
7 AprDiocese of Hinche, Haïti (from Port-au-Prince) Metropolitan Changed
7 AprDiocese of Les Gonaïves, Haïti (from Port-au-Prince) Metropolitan Changed
8 AprDiocese of Wankie, Zimbabwe Name ChangedDiocese of Hwange, Zimbabwe Name Changed
23 AprDiocese of Luxembourg ElevatedArchdiocese of Luxembourg Elevated
30 AprArchdiocese of Bombay, India
Diocese of Nashik, India
Diocese of Poona, India
Territory LostDiocese of Kalyan (Syro-Malabar), India (Syro-Malabar Faithful) Erected
27 MayDiocese of Nashville, Tennessee, USA (Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancook, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Picket, Polh, Rhea, Roane, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Erected
29 MayDiocese of Gbarnga, Liberia (Bopolu and Gbarma) Territory LostArchdiocese of Monrovia, Liberia Territory Added
1 JunDiocese of Strasbourg, France ElevatedArchdiocese of Strasbourg, France Elevated
11 JunDiocese of Corbeil, France Name ChangedDiocese of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes, France Name Changed
11 JunArcheparchy of Antélias (Maronite), Lebanon Erected
14 JunDiocese of Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire (Assuefry and Transua) Territory LostDiocese of Bondoukou, Côte d’Ivoire Territory Added
18 JunDiocese of Antioquía, Colombia (Urabá antioqueno)
Vicariate Apostolic of Quibdó, Colombia (Urabá chocoani)
Territory LostDiocese of Apartadó, Colombia Erected
18 JunArchdiocese of Medellín, Colombia (Girardota, Barbosa, Santo Domingo, Concepción, Alejandría, San Roque, Caracoli, Maceo, Yolombó, and Cisneros) Territory LostDiocese of Girardota, Colombia Erected
18 JunArchdiocese of Medellín, Colombia (Amaga, Angelopolis, Armenia, Caldas, Fredonia, Heliconia, Montebello, Santa Barbara, Titiribí, and Venecia along with Santa Isabel, de la Tablaza) Territory LostDiocese of Caldas, Colombia Erected
18 JunDiocese of Antioquía, Colombia ElevatedArchdiocese of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia Elevated
18 JunDiocese of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia (from Medellín) Metropolitan Changed
24 JunInstitute of Schönstatt Fathers Approbation
28 JunCongregation of the Sacraments, Roman Curia
Congregation for Divine Worship, Roman Curia
UnitedCongregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Roman Curia United
28 JunCongregation of Catholic Education, Roman Curia Name ChangedCongregation for Catholic Education (for Institutes of Study), Roman Curia Name Changed
28 JunCongregation for Religious and Secular Institutes, Roman Curia Name ChangedCongregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Roman Curia Name Changed
28 JunPontifical Commission for Justice and Peace, Roman Curia ElevatedPontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Roman Curia Elevated
28 JunPontifical Commission for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, Roman Curia ElevatedPontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, Roman Curia Elevated
28 JunCongregation for Bishops, Roman Curia
Pontifical Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, Roman Curia
ElevatedPontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, Roman Curia Elevated
28 JunPontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law, Roman Curia ElevatedPontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts, Roman Curia Elevated
28 JunSecretariat for Non-Christians, Roman Curia ElevatedPontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Roman Curia Elevated
28 JunPontifical Commission for Social Communications, Roman Curia ElevatedPontifical Council for Social Communications, Roman Curia Elevated
28 JunPontifical Commission for Preserving the Church’s Patrimoney of Art and History, Roman Curia Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of San Benedetto fuori Porta San Paolo Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Beata Vergine Maria del Monte Carmelo a Mostacciano Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of San Frumenzio ai Prati Fiscali Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of San Gabriele Arcangelo all’Acqua Traversa Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Santi Gioacchino ed Anna al Tuscolano Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria Madre del Redentore a Tor Bella Monaca Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria “Regina Mundi” a Torre Spaccata Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria “Regina Pacis” a Monte Verde Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Santi Martiri dell’Uganda a Poggio Ameno Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Spirito Santo alla Ferratella Established
28 JunSecretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, Roman Curia ElevatedPontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Roman Curia Elevated
28 JunSecretariat for Non-Believers, Roman Curia ElevatedPontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers, Roman Curia Elevated
2 JulPontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”, Roman Curia Established
6 JulDiocese of Santarém, Para, Brazil (Itaituba) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Itaituba, Para, Brazil Erected
16 JulVicariate Apostolic of Riohacha, Colombia ElevatedDiocese of Riohacha, Colombia Elevated
16 JulDiocese of Nardò-Gallipoli, Italy (S. Michele Arcangelo, Beata Vergine Maria di Costantinopoli, and S. Barbara Vergine e Martire (all in Galatina)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Otranto, Italy Territory Added
16 JulArchdiocese of Otranto, Italy (Sant'Antonio da Padova and Sant'Eufemia (both in Tricase)) Territory LostDiocese of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy Territory Added
16 JulArchdiocese of Otranto, Italy (Presentazione del Signore (in Melendugno)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Lecce, Italy Territory Added
18 OctPriestly Fraternity of Saint Peter Founded
18 OctPriestly Fraternity of Saint Peter Approbation
5 NovDiocese of San Luis Potosí, México ElevatedArchdiocese of San Luis Potosí, México Elevated
5 NovDiocese of León, Guanajuato, México (From Morelia (Mexico) to San Luis Potosi (Mexico)) Metropolitan Changed
5 NovDiocese of Querétaro, México (From Morelia (Mexico) to San Luis Potosi (Mexico)) Metropolitan Changed
5 NovDiocese of Celaya, Guanajuato, México (From Morelia (Mexico) to San Luis Potosi (Mexico)) Metropolitan Changed
14 NovDiocese of Taunggyi, Myanmar (Kayah) Territory LostDiocese of Loikaw, Myanmar Erected
14 NovArchdiocese of Bangalore, India (Chitradurga)
Diocese of Chikmagalur, India (Shimoga)
Territory LostDiocese of Shimoga, India Erected
26 NovDiocese of Celaya, Guanajuato, México (Vicaria Fija (San Antón de los Martínez)) Territory LostArchdiocese of San Luis Potosí, México Territory Added
28 NovDelegation to Chad ElevatedNunciature to Chad Elevated
29 NovArchdiocese of Palo, Philippines (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Naval), Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Almeria), St. Raphael the Archangel (Kawayan), St. James the Apostle (Caibiran), St. John Nepomuceno (Billboard), St. Francis of Borgia (Cabuggayan), St. Isidore (Caluba), Our Lady...) Territory LostDiocese of Naval, Philippines Erected
8 DecMisioneros de la Natividad de María Decretum Laudis
12 DecTerritorial Prelature of Chulucanas, Peru ElevatedDiocese of Chulucanas, Peru Elevated
15 DecVicariate Apostolic of Darién, Panama (Province of Colón and the Comarca of San Blas) Territory LostDiocese of Colón, Panama Erected
15 DecTerritorial Abbey of Pietersburg, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Pietersburg, South Africa Elevated

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