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Diocese Events

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1580Diocese of Leeuwarden, Netherlands Territory Added
1822Archdiocese of Chambéry, France Territory LostDiocese of Annecy, France Erected
1842Vicariate Apostolic of Nova Scotia, Canada Territory LostDiocese of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Name changed and Vicariate raised to a Diocese) Erected
1850Vicariate Apostolic of Bengal, India Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Eastern Bengal, India Erected
1850Vicariate Apostolic of Bengal, India Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Western Bengal, India Name Changed
1897Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of La Plata, Argentina Erected
1897Diocese of Paraná, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Santa Fe, Argentina Erected
1897Diocese of Salta, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Tucumán, Argentina Erected
1908Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) Approbation
1910Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Approbation
1916Diocese of Digne, France UnitedDiocese of Digne (-Riez-Sisteron), France United
1928Vicariate Apostolic of Batavia, Indonesia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Surabaia, Indonesia Erected
1929Archdiocese of Calcutta, India (Remaining part of Sikkim)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tatsienlu, China (English Bhutan (Kalimpong) and part of Sikkim)
Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Sikkim, India Erected
1947Diocese of Cervia, Italy (Medelana, Rovereto, Alberlungo, Migliarino, S. Margherita, Fiscaglia, Migliaro, and Massafiscaglia) Territory LostDiocese of Comacchio, Italy Territory Added
1957Prefecture Apostolic of Umtali, Zimbabwe ElevatedDiocese of Umtali, Zimbabwe Elevated
1958Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus Decretum Laudis
1964Archdiocese of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Agudos, Boracela, Cabrália Paulista, Duartina, Gália, Lucianópolis, Pederneiras, Piratininga, and part of Bauru)
Diocese of Lins, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Arealva, Avai, Iacanga, and parts of Bauru)
Territory LostDiocese of Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
1964Diocese of Pesqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil (Floresta, Beiern do Rio Sao Francisco, Betania, Custòdia, Inajá, Petrolândia, and Tacaratu)
Diocese of Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil (Cabroró)
Territory LostDiocese of Floresta, Pernambuco, Brazil Erected
1965Diocese of Patna, India (from Calcutta) Metropolitan Changed
1966Diocese of Busan {Pusan}, Korea (South) (Masan, Jinju, Samcheonpho, Jinhae, and Choong-mu, along with Jinyang, Euryeong, Changweon, Haman, Hapcheon, Keuchang, Hamyang, Sancheong, Hadong, Sacheon, Koseong, Thongyeong, and Namhae) Territory LostDiocese of Masan, Korea (South) Erected
1966Prefecture Apostolic of Saint-Louis du Sénégal ElevatedDiocese of Saint-Louis du Sénégal Elevated
1967Diocese of Darwin, Australia (Torres Strait) Territory LostDiocese of Cairns, Australia Territory Added
1969Diocese of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México (In the region EI Chamizal, now match the civil boundaries)
Diocese of El Paso, Texas, USA (In the region EI Chamizal, now match the civil boundaries)
Territory Added
1986Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus, Acre, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil Elevated
1986Territorial Prelature of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil Elevated
2020Territorial Prelature of Cancún-Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México ElevatedDiocese of Cancún-Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México Elevated
2023Vicariate Apostolic of Isiolo, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Isiolo, Kenya Elevated


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