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The Year of Our Lord 1938

Diocese Events

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8 JanDiocese of Trichinopoly, India Territory LostDiocese of Madura, India Erected
8 JanVicariate Apostolic of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
Vicariate Apostolic of Majunga, Madagascar
Vicariate Apostolic of Tananarive, Madagascar
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Antsirabé, Madagascar
Prefecture Apostolic of Morondava, Madagascar
8 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Broken Hill, Zambia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ndola, Zambia Erected
8 JanVicariate Apostolic of Saigon, Viet Nam Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Vinh Long, Viet Nam Erected
8 JanMission "Sui Iuris" of Kienow [Jian’ou], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Jian’ou [Kienow, Kienning], China Elevated
9 FebMission "Sui Iuris" of Beni nel Congo Belga {Belgian Congo} ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Beni nel Congo Belga {Belgian Congo} Elevated
9 FebVicariate Apostolic of Yachow, China Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kiating [Leshan], China Name Changed
9 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Wuchow [Wuzhou], China Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Guilin [Kweilin], China Erected
9 FebMission "Sui Iuris" of Weihaiwei [Weihai], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Weihai [Weihaiwei], China Elevated
26 FebArchdiocese of Detroit, Michigan, USA
Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Saginaw, Michigan, USA Erected
13 MarDiocese of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Bathurst in Canada, New Brunswick Name Changed
13 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Calabar, Nigeria Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ogoja, Nigeria Erected
29 MarDiocese of Victoria-Palmerston, Australia Name ChangedDiocese of Darwin, Australia Name Changed
29 MarMission "Sui Iuris" of Tukuyu, Tanzania ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Tukuyu, Tanzania Elevated
29 MarMission "Sui Iuris" of Queenstown, South Africa ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Queenstown, South Africa Elevated
7 MayArchdiocese of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Limoeiro do Norte, Ceara, Brazil Erected
21 MayVicariate Apostolic of Dutch Borneo {Borneo Olandese}, Indonesia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia Erected
21 MayVicariate Apostolic of Dutch Borneo {Borneo Olandese}, Indonesia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Pontianak, Indonesia Name Changed
21 MayMission "Sui Iuris" of Karafuto, Japan ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Karafuto, Russian Federation Elevated
21 MayMission "Sui Iuris" of Sinkiang [Xinjiang-Urumqi], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Xinjiang-Urumqi [Sinkiang], China Elevated
21 MayMission "Sui Iuris" of Shaowu [Shaowu], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Shaowu [Shaowu], China Elevated
3 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Lingling [Yungchow], China Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Baojing [Paoking, Shaoyang], China Erected
3 JunMissionaries of the Sacred Heart and Saint Mary of Guadalupe Founded
14 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Isole di Mayotta, Nossi-Bé e Comore, Madagascar Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Ambanja, Madagascar Name Changed
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Togo Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Lomé, Togo Name Changed
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Ichang [Yichang], China Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Shihnan [Enshi], China Erected
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Laos Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Vientiane e Luang-Prabang, Laos Erected
4 AugMission "Sui Iuris" of Kodok, Sudan ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Kodok, Sudan Elevated
24 AugDiocese of Coimbra, Portugal
Diocese of Porto, Portugal
Diocese of Viseu, Portugal
Territory LostDiocese of Aveiro, Portugal Erected
21 NovNunciature to Great Britain Established
3 DecDiocese of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada Territory LostDiocese of Amos, Québec, Canada Erected
3 DecDiocese of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada
Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Ontario (Ontario-Nord), Canada
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Baie de James {James Bay}, Ontario, Canada Erected
3 DecVicariate Apostolic of Northern Ontario (Ontario-Nord), Canada ElevatedDiocese of Hearst, Ontario, Canada (Name Changed and Vicariate raised to a Diocese) Elevated
10 DecDiocese of Haileybury, Ontario, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Timmins, Ontario, Canada Name Changed
13 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Kienchangfu, China ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Nancheng [Nancheng], China Elevated


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