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The Year of Our Lord 1948

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownDelegation to Persia Name ChangedDelegation to Iran Name Changed
8 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
8 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Iringa, Tanzania ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Iringa, Tanzania Elevated
8 JanDiocese of Yinchuan [Ningsia], China (Paotowien) Territory LostArchdiocese of Hohhot [Suiyüan], China Territory Added
19 JanApostolic Exarchate of Canada (Ukrainian) (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador) Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Eastern Canada (Ukrainian) Erected
19 JanApostolic Exarchate of Canada (Ukrainian) (Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon) Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Western Canada (Ukrainian) Erected
19 JanApostolic Exarchate of Canada (Ukrainian) (Manitoba and Saskatchewan) Name ChangedApostolic Exarchate of Central Canada (Ukrainian) Name Changed
31 JanDiocese of Marseille, France ElevatedArchdiocese of Marseille, France Elevated
5 FebDiocese of Goulburn, Australia ElevatedArchdiocese of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia Elevated
11 FebDelegation to Palestine, TransJordan, and Cyprus Established
12 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
12 FebVicariate Apostolic of Kroonstad, South Africa (Bethlehem, Harrismith, Vrede, Frankfort, Reitz, Lindley, Senekal, Fouriesburg, Ficksburg, Clocolan, and part of Ladybrand) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bethlehem, South Africa Erected
12 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Ipamu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Ipamu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
12 FebVicariate Apostolic of Onitsha-Owerri, Nigeria SplitVicariate Apostolic of Onitsha, Nigeria
Vicariate Apostolic of Owerri, Nigeria (Owerri and Owerri River)
Split
12 FebVicariate Apostolic of Kroonstad, South Africa (Latin name changed from de Kroonstad) Name Changed
28 FebArchdiocese of Quito, Ecuador (Tunguragua) Territory LostDiocese of Ambato, Ecuador Erected
1 MarArchdiocese of Zadar (Zara), Croatia (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
7 MarDiocese of Chachapoyas, Peru (San Martín (Moyobamba, Lamas, Huallaga, Mariscal Cáceres, Rioja, and Tarapoto)) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Moyobamba, Peru Erected
11 MarDiocese of Concepción y Chaco, Paraguay (Northern region) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Chaco Paraguayo, Paraguay Erected
11 MarVicariate Apostolic of Pontianak, Indonesia (Liutang) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sintang, Indonesia Erected
9 AprVicariate Apostolic of Transvaal, South Africa Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Johannesburg, South Africa Name Changed
9 AprVicariate Apostolic of Kimberley in South Africa {nell’Africa Meridionale} (Rustemburg and Marico)
Vicariate Apostolic of Transvaal, South Africa (Pretoria and Erits)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Pretoria, South Africa Erected
9 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Queenstown, South Africa ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Queenstown, South Africa Elevated
9 AprDiocese of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino, Nagyvárad}, Romania
Diocese of Satu Mare {Szatmár}, Romania
UnitedDiocese of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino, Nagyvárad} and Satu Mare {Szatmár}, Romania United
13 MayVicariate Apostolic of Dahomey, Benin Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Ouidah, Benin Name Changed
13 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Lishui [Lishui], China ElevatedDiocese of Lishui [Lishui], China Elevated
13 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Makassar, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Makassar, Indonesia Elevated
13 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Niamey, Niger (Kandi, Paralcon, Djougou, and Natitingou) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Parakou, Benin Erected
19 MayTerritorial Prelature of Rio Branco, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Abbey of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Erected
20 MayArchdiocese of Bombay, India (Sind and Baluchistan) Territory LostDiocese of Karachi, Pakistan Erected
22 MaySuburbicarian See of Ostia, Italy (Boundaries adjusted)
Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy (Boundaries adjusted)
Territory Added
10 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara, Algeria ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara, Algeria Elevated
10 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Mountain Provinces (Montanosa), Philippines ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Mountain Provinces (Montagnosa), Philippines Elevated
10 JunVicariate Apostolic of Upper Nile {Nilo Superiore}, Uganda (Busoga and part of Mengo) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kampala, Uganda Erected
12 JunDelegation to East Indies ElevatedNunciature to India (to Internunciature) Elevated
17 JunVicariate Apostolic of Guam, Pacific (Oceania) (Wake Island) Territory Added
8 JulVicariate Apostolic of Lulua e Katanga Centrale, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Lac Moero, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
8 JulVicariate Apostolic of Lulua e Katanga Centrale, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Lulua, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
15 JulDiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Los Ríos, Ecuador Erected
17 JulArchdiocese of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Territory LostDiocese of Saint Paul in Alberta, Canada Erected
7 AugDiocese of Nazaré, Pernambuco, Brazil (Santa Cruz)
Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (Nossa Senhora das Dores de Garuarú, Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Garuará, São Gaetano, Santo Antonio de Cachoeirinha, Nossa Senhora do Ó Altinho, Santo Antonio de Behedouro, São Joaquim, Nossa Senhora da Gonceção do Bonito, São Felix de Gamocim, São José..)
Diocese of Pesqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil (Riacho das Almas)
Territory LostDiocese of Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil Erected
15 AugCongregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo Approbation
17 SepPontifical Commission for Educational and Religious Films, Roman Curia Established
22 OctDelegation to Dakar Established
11 NovVicariate Apostolic of Timor Olandese, Indonesia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Atambua, Indonesia Name Changed
12 NovArchdiocese of Gniezno e Poznań, Poland SplitArchdiocese of Gniezno, Poland
Archdiocese of Poznań, Poland
Split
9 DecVicariate Apostolic of Batavia, Indonesia (Bantang along with Soekaboemi and Tjandoer) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sukabumi, Indonesia Erected
9 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Oudtshoorn, South Africa ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Oudtshoorn, South Africa Elevated
9 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Tali [Dali], China ElevatedDiocese of Dali [Tali], China Elevated
9 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Lydenburg, South Africa ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Lydenburg, South Africa Elevated
11 DecArchdiocese of Chicago, Illinois, USA (Du Page, Will, Kankakee, and Grundy)
Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, USA (Ford and the Iroquois)
Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, USA (Kendall)
Territory LostDiocese of Joliet in Illinois, USA Erected
11 DecArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines (Bataan and Pampanga along with parts of Zambales, Tarla, and Nueva Ecija) Territory LostDiocese of San Fernando, Philippines Erected

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