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Diocese Events

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1474Diocese of Vercelli, Italy Territory LostDiocese of Casale Monferrato, Italy Erected
1834Diocese of São Tomé of Meliapore, India Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bengal, India Erected
1903Vicariate Apostolic of Sierra Leone Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Liberia, Liberia Erected
1919Diocese of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Northern Ontario (Ontario-Nord), Canada Erected
1920Prefecture Apostolic of Guinea Francese, Guinea ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Guinea Francese, Guinea Elevated
1942Diocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Boundaries adjusted)
Diocese of Trieste e Capodistria (Trst i Koper), Italy (Boundaries adjusted)
Territory Added
1950Territorial Prelature of Río Magdalena, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Barrancabermeja, Colombia Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Accra, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Accra, Ghana Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Buéa, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Buéa, Cameroon Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Asaba-Benin, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Benin City, Nigeria Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Calabar, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Calabar, Nigeria Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Costa d’Oro {Gold Coast}, Ghana ElevatedArchdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Sierra Leone ElevatedDiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone Elevated
1950Prefecture Apostolic of Hungtung [Hongdong], China ElevatedDiocese of Hongdong [Hungtung], China Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Volta Inferiore, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Keta, Ghana Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Kumasi, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Kumasi, Ghana Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Lagos, Nigeria ElevatedArchdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria Elevated
1950Prefecture Apostolic of Benue, Nigeria Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Oturkpo, Nigeria Name Changed
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Owerri, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Owerri, Nigeria Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Onitsha, Nigeria ElevatedArchdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Ondo-Ilorin, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Ondo, Nigeria Elevated
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Kilima-Njaro, Tanzania (Tanga, Pangani, Handeni, and Lushoto) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Tanga, Tanzania Erected
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Navrongo, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Tamale, Ghana Elevated
1959Diocese of Loja, Ecuador (Cantón Chinchipe (Chinchique)) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Zamora, Ecuador Territory Added
1979Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba, Goias, Brazil Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Rubiataba-Mozarlândia, Goias, Brazil Name Changed
1980Diocese of Assisi, Italy (S. Michele Arcangelo di Limigiano) Territory LostArchdiocese of Spoleto, Italy Territory Added
1983Diocese of Caravelas, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Teixeira de Freitas-Caravelas, Bahia, Brazil Name Changed
1990Society of Saint John Mary Vianney Founded
1994Military Ordinariate of Hungary, Military Erected


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