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The Year of Our Lord 2000

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
12 JanNunciature to Bahrain Established
9 FebDiocese of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Ariranha, Palmares Paulista, Paraíso, and Santa Adélia)
Diocese of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Catanduva, Catiguá, Elisário, Ibirá, Nováis, Pindorama, Tabapuá, and Urêpes)
Diocese of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Irapua, Itajobi, Marapoama, Novo Horizonte, and Sales)
Territory LostDiocese of Catanduva, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
17 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Tierradentro, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tierradentro, Colombia Elevated
11 MarDiocese of Pesaro, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Pesaro, Italy Elevated
11 MarArchdiocese of Urbino-Urbania-Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
11 MarDiocese of Fabriano-Matelica, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
11 MarTerritorial Prelature of Loreto, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
11 MarDiocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola, Italy (from Urbino-Urbania-Sant’Angelo in Vado) Metropolitan Changed
11 MarDiocese of Senigallia, Italy (from Urbino-Urbania-Sant’Angelo in Vado) Metropolitan Changed
15 MarArchdiocese of Ujung Pandang, Indonesia Name ChangedArchdiocese of Makassar, Indonesia Name Changed
25 MarDiocese of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada (from Grouard-McLennan) Metropolitan Changed
4 AprArchdiocese of Cumaná, Venezuela (Bermúdez, Arismendi, Benítez, Valdez, Marino, Andrés Mata, Cajigal, and Libertador) Territory LostDiocese of Carúpano, Venezuela Erected
14 AprDiocese of Nouna-Dédougou, Burkina Faso (Kossi) Territory LostDiocese of Nouna, Burkina Faso Erected
14 AprDiocese of Nouna-Dédougou, Burkina Faso Name ChangedDiocese of Dédougou, Burkina Faso Name Changed
15 AprArchdiocese of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México (Alpatláhuac, Amatlán de los Reyes, Atoyac, Calcahualco, Camarón de Tejeda, Coetzala, Comapa, Córdoba, Coscomatepec, Cuichapa, Cuitláhuac, Chocamán, Fortín, Huatusco, Ixhuatlán del Café, Naranjal, Omealca, Paso del Macho, Sochiapa, Tlaltetela, Tepatlaxc...) Territory LostDiocese of Córdoba, Veracruz, México Erected
15 AprArchdiocese of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México (Alcultzingo, Aquila, Astancinga, Atlahuilco, Ciudad Mendoza, Huiloapan de C, Ixhuatlancillo, Ixtaczoquitlán, La Perla, Magdalena, Maltrata, Mariano Escobedo, Mixtla de A ., Nogales, Orizaba, Rafael Delgado, Río Blanco, San Andrés Tenejapa, Santa Ana ...) Territory LostDiocese of Orizaba, Veracruz, México Erected
19 AprArchdiocese of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ilhota, Luiz Alves, Navegantes, Penha, and Piçarras)
Diocese of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Blumenau, Gaspar, Indaial, Pomerode, Rio dos Cedros, and Timbó)
Diocese of Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Benedite Novo and Douter Pedrinho)
Territory LostDiocese of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
10 MayArchdiocese of Guwahati, India (Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Dhubri Kokrajhar, and Nalbari except v.d. Kumarikatta) Territory LostDiocese of Bongaigaon, India Erected
18 MayArchdiocese of Asunción, Paraguay (Capiatá, Guarambaré, Inmaculada Concepción de Posta Ibycuá, Itá, Itauguá, Nueva Italia, Nemby, San Antonio, San Lorenzo, San Miguel de Posta Leiva, Santo Domingo Savio, Villeta, Yparacaí, and Ypané) Territory LostDiocese of San Lorenzo, Paraguay Erected
24 MayDiocese of Skopje-Prizren, North Macedonia (Yugoslavia) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Prizren, Serbia Erected
24 MayDiocese of Skopje-Prizren, North Macedonia Name ChangedDiocese of Skopje, North Macedonia Name Changed
25 MayArchdiocese of Rijeka-Senj, Croatia (Gospic, Ogulin (except Lukovdol, Plemenitas, and Vrbovsko), Otocac, Senj (except Krmpote), and Slunj) Territory LostDiocese of Gospić-Senj, Croatia Erected
25 MayArchdiocese of Rijeka-Senj, Croatia Name ChangedArchdiocese of Rijeka, Croatia Name Changed
2 JunDiocese of Garissa, Kenya (Lamu and Lower Tana River)
Archdiocese of Mombasa, Kenya (Malindi)
Territory LostDiocese of Malindi, Kenya Erected
3 JunTerritorial Prelature of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México ElevatedDiocese of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México Elevated
29 JunClerical Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles Approbation
JulCongregazione Mechitarista di Venezia
Congregazione Mechitarista di Vienna
UnitedCongregazione Mechitarista United
3 JulDiocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA (Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, and half of La Salle County)
Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, USA (Maverick, Zavala, Dimmit and half of La Salle County)
Territory LostDiocese of Laredo, Texas, USA Erected
5 JulDiocese of Januária, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Espinosa, Mamonas, Monte Azul, Gameleira, Catuti, Mato Verde, Jaiba, and Matos Cardoso)
Diocese of Montes Claros, Brazil (Janauba, Porteirinha, Pai Pedro, Serranópolis, Nova Porteirinha, Riacho dos Machados, Varzelândia, Ibiracatu, Verdelândia, Rio Pardo de Minas, Montezuma, Indaiabira, Santo Antonio do Retiro, Vargem Grande, São João do Paraíso, and Ninheira)
Territory LostDiocese of Janaúba, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
11 JulDiocese of Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala Name ChangedDiocese of Quiché, Guatemala Name Changed
14 JulArchdiocese of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Cayman Islands, Antilles Erected
14 JulArchdiocese of Bratislava-Trnava, Slovakia (Borcany) Territory LostDiocese of Nitra, Slovakia Territory Added
21 JulEparchy of Ternopil (Ukrainian), Ukraine Territory LostEparchy of Buchach {Bučač} (Ukrainian), Ukraine Erected
21 JulArcheparchy of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
Eparchy of Ternopil (Ukrainian), Ukraine
Territory LostEparchy of Sokal (Ukrainian), Ukraine Erected
21 JulArcheparchy of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine Territory LostEparchy of Stryj (Ukrainian), Ukraine Erected
21 JulEparchy of Ternopil (Ukrainian), Ukraine
Eparchy of Zboriv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
UnitedEparchy of Ternopil-Zboriv (Ukrainian), Ukraine United
11 OctApostolic Administration of Caucaso, Armenia Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Baku, Azerbaijan Erected
23 OctPrefecture Apostolic of Leticia, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Leticia, Colombia Elevated
23 OctDiocese of Sumbawanga, Tanzania Territory LostDiocese of Mpanda, Tanzania Erected
30 OctArchdiocese of Antsiranana, Madagascar Territory LostDiocese of Fenoarivo Atsinanana, Madagascar Erected
30 OctDiocese of Ouesso, Congo (Likouala) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Likouala, Congo Erected
16 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Jimma-Bonga, Ethiopia (Gambella and part of Ilubabor) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Gambella, Ethiopia Erected
25 NovDiocese of San Justo, Argentina (Cañuelas and part of La Matanza) Territory LostDiocese of Gregorio de Laferrere, Argentina Erected
25 NovMilitary Ordinariate of Lithuania, Military Erected
2 DecArchdiocese of Catania, Italy (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
2 DecDiocese of Agrigento (Girgenti), Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Agrigento, Italy Elevated
2 DecArchdiocese of Monreale, Italy (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
2 DecDiocese of Caltanissetta, Italy (from Monreale) Metropolitan Changed
2 DecDiocese of Piazza Armerina, Italy (from Siracusa) Metropolitan Changed
2 DecDiocese of Acireale, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
2 DecDiocese of Caltagirone, Italy (from Siracusa) Metropolitan Changed
5 DecPrefecture Apostolic of San Andrés y Providencia, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of San Andrés y Providencia, Colombia Elevated
5 DecDiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso ElevatedArchdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Elevated
5 DecDiocese of Koupéla, Burkina Faso ElevatedArchdiocese of Koupéla, Burkina Faso Elevated
5 DecArchdiocese of Jos, Nigeria (Akwanga, Nasarawa Eggon, and Wamba)
Diocese of Makurdi, Nigeria (Nasarawa along with Karu, Keffi, Lafia, Obi, Awe, Doma, Nasarawa, Toto, Keana, and Kokana)
Territory LostDiocese of Lafia, Nigeria Erected
5 DecArchdiocese of Kaduna, Nigeria (Kaduna along with Zaria, Sabon Gari, Soba, Ikara, Makarfi, Kubau, Kudun, Giwa, Bernin Gwari, and Igab (except Rigasa and Rigachukun)) Territory LostDiocese of Zaria, Nigeria Erected
5 DecDiocese of Banfora, Burkina Faso (from Ouagadougou) Metropolitan Changed
5 DecDiocese of Dédougou, Burkina Faso (from Ouagadougou) Metropolitan Changed
5 DecDiocese of Diébougou, Burkina Faso (from Ouagadougou) Metropolitan Changed
5 DecDiocese of Nouna, Burkina Faso (from Ouagadougou) Metropolitan Changed
5 DecDiocese of Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso (from Ouagadougou) Metropolitan Changed
5 DecDiocese of Kaya, Burkina Faso (from Ouagadougou) Metropolitan Changed
23 DecDelegation to Djibouti ElevatedNunciature to Djibouti Elevated

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