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Diocese Events

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1819Diocese of Ascoli Satriano (Puglia), Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Ascoli Satriano e Cerignola, Italy Name Changed
1854Diocese of Corneto (Tarquinia) e Montefiascone, Italy
Diocese of Civitavecchia, Italy
SplitDiocese of Montefiascone, Italy
Diocese of Tarquinia e Civitavecchia, Italy
1860Diocese of Bytown, Ontario, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Name Changed
1870Diocese of Boston, Massachusetts, USA Territory LostDiocese of Springfield in Massachusetts, USA (Counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hamden, and Worcester) Erected
1881Diocese of Dubuque, Iowa, USA Territory LostDiocese of Davenport, Iowa, USA Erected
1910Diocese of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Valdivia, Chile Erected
1922Vicariate Apostolic of Upper French Congo {Congo Francese Superiore} o Ubanghi, Congo Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Brazzaville, Congo Name Changed
1928Prefecture Apostolic of Tsingtao [Qingdao], China ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tsingtao [Qingdao], China Elevated
1929Diocese of Trento, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Trento, Italy (Without suffragans) Elevated
1938Prefecture Apostolic of Isole di Mayotta, Nossi-Bé e Comore, Madagascar Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Ambanja, Madagascar Name Changed
1938Vicariate Apostolic of Togo Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Lomé, Togo Name Changed
1938Vicariate Apostolic of Ichang [Yichang], China Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Shihnan [Enshi], China Erected
1938Vicariate Apostolic of Laos (Vientiane, Xieng-Khuang (or Tran-Ninh), Luang-Prabang, Huei-Sai (or Eaut-Melcong), and the Fifth Military Territory or Phong-Sali) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Vientiane e Luang-Prabang, Laos Erected
1951Vicariate Apostolic of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Isangi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
1951Vicariate Apostolic of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Lómela and Dehese along with part of Kole and Eastern part of Oshwe) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kole, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
1951Archdiocese of Calcutta, India (Rairakhol, Athmalik, Angul, Pallahara, Talcher, Hindol, and Dhenkanal along with part of Sambalpur and Sonpur)
Diocese of Nagpur, India (Patna and part of Sambalpur and Sonpur)
Diocese of Ranchi, India (Gangpur, Bonai, and Bamra)
Territory LostDiocese of Sambalpur, India Erected
1951Vicariate Apostolic of Mandalay, Myanmar (North-western region of Mandalay (Naga tribes) and Mong Myet and Mong Long) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bhamo, Myanmar Territory Added
1951Vicariate Apostolic of Mandalay, Myanmar (Hsipaw except Mong Long) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kengtung, Myanmar Territory Added
1954Vicariate Apostolic of Bangui, Central African Republic (Basse-Kotto and Mbomou, and Mobaye, Alindao, Kembe, Bangassou, Ouango, Bakouma, Rafay, Zemio, and Obo.) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bangassou, Central African Republic Erected
1954Prefecture Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia Elevated
1954Vicariate Apostolic of Pontianak, Indonesia (Ketapang and part of Sanggau) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ketapang, Indonesia Erected
1954Prefecture Apostolic of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Koudougou, Burkina Faso Elevated
1954Diocese of Meru, Kenya
Diocese of Nyeri, Kenya
Territory Added
1954Diocese of Kandy, Sri Lanka (Uva) Territory LostDiocese of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka Territory Added
1954Archdiocese of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela (San Ioannis de los Morros) Territory LostDiocese of Calabozo, Venezuela Territory Added
1956Diocese of Jessore, Bangladesh Name ChangedDiocese of Khulna, Bangladesh Name Changed
1965Archdiocese of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Braúnas, Itambé do Mato Dentro, Morro do Pilar, Passabém, Santo Antonio do Rio Abaixo, and Sâo Sebastiâo do Rio Preto)
Archdiocese of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Alvinópolis, Antonio Dias, Bela Vista de Minas, Belo Oriente, Bom Jesus do Amparo, Coronel Fabriciano, Dionisio, Ferros, Itabira, Ipatinga, Jaguaraçu, Joanésia, Joao Monlevade, Marliéria, Mesquita, Nova Era, Rio Piracicaba, Santa Maria do Itabira, ...)
Territory LostDiocese of Itabira, Brazil Erected
1972Archdiocese of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedArchdiocese of Kananga, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
1973Nunciature to Burkina Faso Established
1976Delegation to Ghana ElevatedNunciature to Ghana Elevated
1988Diocese of Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire (Assuefry and Transua) Territory LostDiocese of Bondoukou, Côte d’Ivoire Territory Added
1994Delegation to Jerusalem and Palestine EstablishedNunciature to Israel Established
1995Diocese of Maitland, Australia Name ChangedDiocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Australia Name Changed
1996Diocese of Trivandrum, India (Nedumangad and Neyyattinkara except for Padroad) Territory LostDiocese of Neyyattinkara, India Erected
1997Diocese of Darjeeling, India (Southern part of Siliguri) Territory LostDiocese of Bagdogra, India Erected
1997Diocese of Livingstone, Zambia (Kalabo, Kaoma, Lukulu, Mongu, and Sanga) Territory LostDiocese of Mongu, Zambia Erected
2006Diocese of Carcassonne, France Name ChangedDiocese of Carcassonne et Narbonne, France Name Changed
2006Archdiocese of Toulouse (-Narbonne-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France Name ChangedArchdiocese of Toulouse (-Saint Bertrand de Comminges-Rieux), France Name Changed


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