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The Year of Our Lord 2002

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownNunciature to Qatar Erected
unknownNunciature to Timor-Leste Erected
unknownNunciature to Yugoslavia SplitNunciature to Serbia and Montenegro Split
9 JanDiocese of Samarinda, Indonesia Territory LostDiocese of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia Erected
11 JanArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv-Vyshhorod (Ukrainian), Ukraine Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Donets’k-Kharkiv (Ukrainian), Ukraine Erected
16 JanDiocese of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil Elevated
16 JanDiocese of Barra (do Rio Grande), Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Irecê, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Ruy Barbosa (Rui Barbosa), Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil Elevated
16 JanDiocese of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Caetité, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Jequié, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Livramento de Nossa Senhora, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Kumasi, Ghana ElevatedArchdiocese of Kumasi, Ghana Elevated
17 JanDiocese of Goaso, Ghana (from Cape Coast) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Konongo-Mampong, Ghana (from Cape Coast) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Obuasi, Ghana (from Cape Coast) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Sunyani, Ghana (from Cape Coast) Metropolitan Changed
18 JanApostolic Administration of São João Maria Vianney, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Personal) Erected
6 FebTerritorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, Philippines Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Batanes, Philippines Name Changed
11 FebApostolic Administration of Northern European Russia {Russia Europea Settentrionale} ElevatedArchdiocese of Madre di Dio a Mosca (Moscow), Russian Federation Elevated
11 FebApostolic Administration of Southern European Russia {Russia Europea Meridionale}
Diocese of Tiraspol, Moldova
ElevatedDiocese of San Clemente a Saratov, Russian Federation Elevated
11 FebApostolic Administration of Eastern Siberia {Siberia Orientale}, Russian Federation ElevatedDiocese of San Giuseppe a Irkutsk, Russian Federation Elevated
11 FebApostolic Administration of Western Siberia {Siberia Occidentale}, Russian Federation ElevatedDiocese of Trasfigurazione a Novosibirsk, Russian Federation Elevated
25 MarDiocese of Indore, India
Diocese of Udaipur, India
Territory LostDiocese of Jhabua, India Erected
27 MarApostolic Administration of Zakarpattia, Ukraine ElevatedDiocese of Mukachevo (Munkács), Ukraine Elevated
AprTitular See of Aleria Established
AprTitular See of Mariana in Corsica Established
AprTitular See of Nebbio Established
AprTitular See of Sagone Established
10 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Karafuto, Russian Federation Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation Name Changed
20 AprApostolic Exarchate of Argentina (Melkite Greek) Erected
4 MayDiocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Territory LostDiocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, Ukraine Erected
4 MayDiocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine Territory LostDiocese of Odessa-Simferopol, Ukraine Erected
13 MayVicariate Apostolic of Palawan, Philippines Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Taytay, Philippines Erected
13 MayVicariate Apostolic of Palawan, Philippines Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Puerto Princesa, Philippines Name Changed
16 MayMission "Sui Iuris" of Afghanistan Erected
21 MayEparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit (Chaldean), USA Territory LostEparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego (Chaldean), USA Erected
21 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Kontagora, Nigeria ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kontagora, Nigeria Elevated
8 JunRosarian Fathers Approbation
8 JulMission "Sui Iuris" of Urga, Mongolia ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Elevated
16 JulTerritorial Abbey of Subiaco, Italy ((or July)) Territory LostDiocese of Anagni-Alatri, Italy
Suburbicarian See of Palestrina, Italy
Diocese of Tivoli, Italy
Territory Added
19 JulArchdiocese of Madras and Mylapore (Meliapor), India Territory LostDiocese of Chingleput, India Erected
19 SepMissionaries of the Sacred Heart and Saint Mary of Guadalupe Approbation
31 OctDiocese of Port-Louis, Mauritius Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Rodrigues, Mauritius Erected
11 NovDiocese of Ahmedabad, India Territory LostArchdiocese of Gandhinagar, India Erected
11 NovDiocese of Ahmedabad, India (from Bombay) Metropolitan Changed
11 NovDiocese of Baroda, India (from Bombay) Metropolitan Changed
11 NovDiocese of Rajkot (Syro-Malabarese), India (from Bombay) Metropolitan Changed
13 NovTerritorial Prelature of Coxim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Coxim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Elevated
4 DecArchdiocese of Benin City, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Auchi, Nigeria Erected
5 DecArchdiocese of Nyeri, Kenya Territory LostDiocese of Nyahururu, Kenya Erected
6 DecArchdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste, Italy Name ChangedArchdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy Name Changed
7 DecArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Novaliches, Philippines Erected
7 DecArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Parañaque, Philippines Erected
8 DecArchdiocese of Marseille, France (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
8 DecDiocese of Clermont, France ElevatedArchdiocese of Clermont, France Elevated
8 DecDiocese of Dijon, France ElevatedArchdiocese of Dijon, France Elevated
8 DecDiocese of Montpellier (-Lodève-Béziers-Agde-Saint-Pons-de-Thomières), France ElevatedArchdiocese of Montpellier (-Lodève-Béziers-Agde-Saint-Pons-de-Thomières), France Elevated
8 DecDiocese of Poitiers, France ElevatedArchdiocese of Poitiers, France Elevated
8 DecArchdiocese of Aix (-Arles-Embrun), France (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
8 DecArchdiocese of Avignon (-Apt, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Orange, e Vaison), France (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
8 DecDiocese of Ajaccio, France (from Aix) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Digne (-Riez-Sisteron), France (from Aix) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France (from Aix) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Gap, France (from Aix) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Nice, France (from Aix) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Le Puy-en-Velay, France (from Bourges) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Moulins, France (from Sens) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Saint-Flour, France (from Bourges) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecArchdiocese of Sens (-Auxerre), France (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
8 DecDiocese of Autun (-Châlon-sur-Saône-Mâcon-Cluny), France (from Lyon) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Nevers, France (from Sens) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecTerritorial Prelature of Mission de France o Pontigny, France (from Sens) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Carcassonne, France (from Toulouse) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Mende, France (from Albi) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Nîmes (-Uzès e Alès), France (from Avignon) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Perpignan-Elne, France (from Albi) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Angoulême, France (from Bordeaux) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of La Rochelle (-Saintes), France (from Bordeaux) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Limoges, France (from Bourges) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Tulle, France (from Bourges) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Aire et Dax, France (from Auch) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Bayonne (-Lescar e Oloron), France (from Auch) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Annecy, France (from Chambery) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Valence (-Die-Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux), France (from Avignon) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Viviers, France (from Avignon) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecArchdiocese of Chambéry (-Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne-Tarentaise), France (no longer a Metroplitan) Elevated
8 DecDiocese of Langres, France (from Lyon) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Troyes, France (from Sens) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Angers, France (from Tours) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Laval, France (from Tours) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Le Mans, France (from Tours) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Luçon, France (from Bordeaux) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Nantes, France (from Tours) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecArchdiocese of Albi (-Castres-Lavaur), France (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
8 DecArchdiocese of Auch (-Condom-Lectoure-Lombez), France (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
8 DecDiocese of Cahors, France (from Albi) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Rodez (-Vabres), France (from Albi) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Tarbes et Lourdes, France (from Auch) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecArchdiocese of Bourges, France (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
8 DecDiocese of Blois, France (from Bourges) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Chartres, France (from Bourges) Metropolitan Changed
8 DecDiocese of Orléans, France (from Bourges) Metropolitan Changed
11 DecTerritorial Abbey of Claraval, Minas Gerais, Brazil SuppressedDiocese of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
11 DecDiocese of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of São José do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil Name Changed
27 DecDiocese of Guanare, Venezuela Territory LostDiocese of Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela Erected

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