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The Year of Our Lord 2000

Diocese Events

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12 JanNunciature to Bahrain Established
9 FebDiocese of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Diocese of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Diocese of São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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
15 MarArchdiocese of Ujung Pandang, Indonesia Name ChangedArchdiocese of Makassar, Indonesia Name Changed
4 AprArchdiocese of Cumaná, Venezuela Territory LostDiocese of Carúpano, Venezuela Erected
14 AprDiocese of Nouna-Dédougou, Burkina Faso SplitDiocese of Dédougou, Burkina Faso
Diocese of Nouna, Burkina Faso
15 AprArchdiocese of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, México Territory LostDiocese of Córdoba, Veracruz, México
Diocese of Orizaba, Veracruz, México
19 AprArchdiocese of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Diocese of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Diocese of Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
10 MayArchdiocese of Guwahati, India Territory LostDiocese of Bongaigaon, India Erected
18 MayArchdiocese of Asunción, Paraguay Territory LostDiocese of San Lorenzo, Paraguay Erected
24 MayDiocese of Skopje-Prizren, North Macedonia SplitApostolic Administration of Prizren, Serbia
Diocese of Skopje, North Macedonia
25 MayArchdiocese of Rijeka-Senj, Croatia SplitDiocese of Gospić-Senj, Croatia
Archdiocese of Rijeka, Croatia
2 JunDiocese of Garissa, Kenya
Archdiocese of Mombasa, Kenya
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
Diocese of Montes Claros, Brazil
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
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 Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Likouala, Congo Erected
16 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Jimma-Bonga, Ethiopia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Gambella, Ethiopia Erected
25 NovDiocese of San Justo, Argentina 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
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
Diocese of Makurdi, Nigeria
Territory LostDiocese of Lafia, Nigeria Erected
5 DecArchdiocese of Kaduna, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Zaria, Nigeria Erected
23 DecDelegation to Djibouti ElevatedNunciature to Djibouti Elevated


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