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The Year of Our Lord 2016

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unknownPrefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, Roman Curia Suppressed
unknownDiocese of Kingstown, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Antilles (from Port of Spain) Metropolitan Changed
4 JanApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Syro-Malankara) ElevatedEparchy of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace (Syro-Malankara), USA Elevated
7 JanEparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark (Syrian), USA Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Canada (Syrian) Erected
20 JanApostolic Exarchate of Colombia (Maronite) Erected
20 JanDiocese of Guanhães, Minas Gerais, Brazil (São José da Safira) Territory LostDiocese of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
25 JanDiocese of Jalapa, Guatemala (Jutiapa, El Progreso, Santa Catarina Mita, Agua Bianca, Asunción Mita, Yupiltepeque, Atescatempa, Jeréz, El Adelanto, Zapotlán, Comapa, Jalpatagua, Conguaco, Moyuta, Pasaco, San José Acatempa, and Quesada) Territory LostDiocese of San Francisco de Asís de Jutiapa, Guatemala Erected
MarPontifical Council for Social Communications, Roman Curia Suppressed
15 MarDiocese of Buéa, Cameroon (Ndian, Meme, and part of Kupe-Manenguba) Territory LostDiocese of Kumba, Cameroon Erected
11 AprDiocese of Berhampur, India (Kalanhandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, and Rayagada) Territory LostDiocese of Rayagada, India Erected
9 JunOrdinariate of Spain, Faithful of Eastern Rites Erected
13 JunFranciscan Friars of the Renewal Approbation
26 JunDiocese of Vigevano, Italy (S. Silvano Martire (Sozzago in Novara)) Territory LostDiocese of Novara, Italy Territory Added
26 JunDiocese of Novara, Italy (Blessed Vergine Assunta (Gravellona Lomellina in Pavia)) Territory LostDiocese of Vigevano, Italy Territory Added
20 JulDiocese of Jales, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Cardoso)
Diocese of São José do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Álvares Florence, Américo de Campos, Buritama, Cosmorama, Floreal, Gastão Vidigal, Lourdes, Macaubal, Magda, Monções, Nhandeara, Nova Luzitânia, Parisi, Paulo de Faria, Planalto, Pontes Gestal, Riolândia, Sebastianópolis do Sul, Tanabi, Turiúba, União ...)
Territory LostDiocese of Votuporanga, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
28 JulEparchy of Great Britain (Syro-Malabar) Erected
1 SepPontifical Council for the Family, Roman Curia
Pontifical Council for the Laity, Roman Curia
EstablishedDicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, Roman Curia Established
19 NovCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Alberto Magno Established
19 NovCardinal Titular Church of San Leonardo da Porto Maurizio ad Acilia Established
9 DecDelegation to Mauritania ElevatedNunciature to Mauritania Elevated


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