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The Year of Our Lord 2012

Diocese Events

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unknownPatriarchal Dependent Territory of Egypt and Sudan (Melkite Greek) Name ChangedPatriarchal Dependent Territory of Egypt, Sudan, and South Sudan (Melkite Greek) Name Changed
unknownPatriarchal Dependent Territory of Sudan (Syrian) Name ChangedPatriarchal Dependent Territory of Sudan and South Sudan (Syrian) Name Changed
1 JanPersonal Ordinariate of The Chair of Saint Peter, USA Erected
14 JanDiocese of Mahenge, Tanzania (Kilombero) Territory LostDiocese of Ifakara, Tanzania Erected
11 FebDiocese of Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso
Archdiocese of KoupÚla, Burkina Faso
Territory LostDiocese of Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso (Boulgou and Koulpeolgo) Erected
11 FebVicariate Apostolic of Meki, Ethiopia (Robe (West Arsi Zone, All Bale Zone, and Afder Zone)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Robe, Ethiopia Erected
18 FebCardinal Titular Church of San Domenico di Guzman Established
18 FebCardinal Titular Church of San Giuseppe dei Falegnami Established
18 FebCardinal Titular Church of San Giovanni Maria Vianney Established
18 FebCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Antonio di Padova a Circonvallazione Appia Established
18 FebCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria Goretti Established
18 FebCardinal Titular Church of San Giuliano Martire Established
24 FebEparchy of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea Territory LostEparchy of Segheneity (Eritrean), Eritrea (Between Adigrat (Ethiopia) to the south and Asmara to the north) Erected
6 MarEparchy of Faridabad (Syro-Malabar), India (Delhi along with Haryana, Punjab, Himachal-Pradesh, and Jammu Kashmir as well as Gautambuddhanagar and Ghaziabad (in Uttar Pradesh)) Erected
2 AprDiocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada (Fort Chipewyan) Territory LostDiocese of Saint Paul in Alberta, Canada Territory Added
26 MayDiocese of Nkongsamba, Cameroon (Nkam and Haut Nkam) Territory LostDiocese of Bafang, Cameroon Erected
15 JunPersonal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Australia Erected
3 JulDiocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa, Sri Lanka (Batticaloa and Ampara) Territory LostDiocese of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka Erected
3 JulDiocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa, Sri Lanka Name ChangedDiocese of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka Name Changed
16 JulDiocese of Mangalore, India (Udupi, Kundapura, and Karkala) Territory LostDiocese of Udupi, India Erected
17 JulDiocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy (San Carlo da Sezze and San Timoteo (in the city) and Santa Aurea in Ostia antiqua) Territory LostSuburbicarian See of Ostia, Italy Territory Added
21 JulEparchy of Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris (Maronite), France (France) Erected
30 JulPontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, Roman Curia SuppressedPontifical Council for Culture, Roman Curia Territory Added
20 AugTerritorial Abbey of Santissima TrinitÓ di Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy (San Cesareo (in Cava de' Tirreni, Frazione di San Cesareo); Santa Maria Maggiore (in Cava de' Tirreni, Frazione di Corpo di Cava); and SS. Pietro e Paolo (in Vitri Sul Mare, Frazione di Dragonea)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Amalfi-Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy Territory Added
29 DecDiocese of Makurdi, Nigeria (Gboko, Tarka, Buruku, Ushongo, Kwande, Vandeikya, and Konshisha) Territory LostDiocese of Gboko, Nigeria Erected
29 DecDiocese of Makurdi, Nigeria (Katsina-Ala, Logo, and Ukam) Territory LostDiocese of Katsina-Ala, Nigeria Erected


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