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The Year of Our Lord 2005

Diocese Events

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unknownClerical Society of Virgo Flos Carmeli Founded
25 JanArchdiocese of Durrës-Tiranë, Albania Name ChangedArchdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës, Albania (and became a Metropolitan) Name Changed
25 JanDiocese of Pult (Pulati), Albania
Archdiocese of Shkodrë, Albania
UnitedArchdiocese of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania United
25 JanDiocese of Rrëshen, Albania (from Shkodrë) Metropolitan Changed
25 JanApostolic Administration of Southern Albania {Albania Meridionale} (from Shkodrë) Metropolitan Changed
10 FebArcheparchy of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankara), India (became a Major-Archdiocese) Elevated
7 MarTerritorial Abbey of San Paolo fuori le Mura, Italy SuppressedDiocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy Territory Added
22 MarMission "Sui Iuris" of Uzbekistan ElevatedApostolic Administration of Uzbekistan Elevated
9 MayEparchy of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedArcheparchy of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
15 MayTerritorial Abbey of Montevergine, Italy (All except Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and convent on Partenio along with the Abbey of Loreto in Mercogliano) Territory LostDiocese of Avellino, Italy Territory Added
24 MayDiocese of Limón, Costa Rica (Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles; San Buenaventura; San Isidro Labrador; Santa Cruz; Santa Rosa de Lima, and Santa Teresita)
Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica
Territory LostDiocese of Cartago, Costa Rica (San Cristobal del Cantón de Desamparados and Cartago except La Union) Erected
24 JunDiocese of Belgaum, India (Bijapur)
Diocese of Bellary, India (Gulbarga)
Archdiocese of Hyderabad, India (Bidar)
Territory LostDiocese of Gulbarga, India Erected
5 JulDiocese of Poona, India (Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri along with Ajra and Gandhinglaj; and Kolhapur (except St. Francis Xavier)) Territory LostDiocese of Sindhudurg, India Erected
8 JulDiocese of Enugu, Nigeria (Awgu, Agbogugu, Inyi, Ndeabor, Nnenwe, Oji rivers (except Ukwuoba), and Owelli) Territory LostDiocese of Awgu, Nigeria Erected
20 JulDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur, India (Jaipur, Dausa, Alwar, Sawai Madhopur, Karoli, Nagaur, Sikar, Hanumangarh, Jhunjhumu, Churu, Ganganagar, and Bikaner) Territory LostDiocese of Jaipur, India Erected
20 JulDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur, India Name ChangedDiocese of Ajmer, India Name Changed
12 SepApostolic Exarchate of United States of America and Canada (Armenian), New York ElevatedEparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York (Armenian), USA Elevated
19 SepArchdiocese of Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Yoro) Territory LostDiocese of Yoro, Honduras Erected
21 SepArchdiocese of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil (Serrinha, Araci, Barrocas, Biritinga, Capela do Alto Alegre, Conceição do Coité, Ichu, Lamarão, Nova Fátima, Pé de Serra, Retirolândia, Riachão do Jacuípe, Santaluz, São Domingos, Teofilândia, and Valente)
Diocese of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil (Euclides da Cunha, Gavião, Quijingue, and Tucano)
Territory LostDiocese of Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil Erected
28 OctArchdiocese of Gatineau-Hull, Québec, Canada Name ChangedArchdiocese of Gatineau, Québec, Canada Name Changed
22 NovDiocese of Xuân Lộc, Viet Nam (Ba Ria - Vung Tau) Territory LostDiocese of Bà Rịa, Viet Nam Erected
26 NovDiocese of Groningen, Netherlands Name ChangedDiocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden, Netherlands Name Changed
7 DecDiocese of Tezpur, India (Tawang, West Kameng, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Upper Subasini, Lower Subasini, Kurung Kamey, West Siang, East Siang, and Upper Siang) Territory LostDiocese of Itanagar, India Erected
7 DecDiocese of Dibrugarh, India (Tirap, Changlang, Lohit, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley, and Upper Dibang Valley) Territory LostDiocese of Miao, India Erected
12 DecArchdiocese of Patna, India (Buxar, Bhojpur, Bhabua, and Rohtas) Territory LostDiocese of Buxar, India Erected
14 DecArchdiocese of Benin City, Nigeria (Esan West, Esan Central, Esan North-East, Esan South-East, and Igueben) Territory LostDiocese of Uromi, Nigeria Erected
14 DecArchdiocese of Ende, Indonesia (Eastern Part (Sikka)) Territory LostDiocese of Maumere, Indonesia Erected
15 DecArchdiocese of Taunggyi, Myanmar (Pekhon, Pin Laung, His Seng, and Maukmai) Territory LostDiocese of Pekhon, Myanmar Erected
16 DecArchdiocese of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania (became a Major Archbishopric) Elevated


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