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The Year of Our Lord 1955

Diocese Events

January to June

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1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe ElevatedDiocese of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe ElevatedDiocese of Gwelo, Zimbabwe Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe ElevatedArchdiocese of Salisbury, Zimbabwe Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Kengtung, Myanmar ElevatedDiocese of Kengtung, Myanmar Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Mandalay, Myanmar ElevatedArchdiocese of Mandalay, Myanmar Elevated
1 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Ogoja, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Ogoja, Nigeria Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Rangoon, Myanmar Territory LostDiocese of Bassein, Myanmar Erected
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Toungoo, Myanmar ElevatedDiocese of Toungoo, Myanmar Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Rangoon, Myanmar ElevatedArchdiocese of Rangoon, Myanmar Elevated
18 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale} ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale} Elevated
21 FebVicariate Apostolic of Koango o Kwango, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
21 FebDiocese of Benin City, Nigeria
Diocese of Kaduna, Nigeria
Prefecture Apostolic of Oturkpo, Nigeria
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kabba, Nigeria Erected
21 FebVicariate Apostolic of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Samarinda, Indonesia Erected
25 FebVicariate Apostolic of Finland {Finlandia} ElevatedDiocese of Helsinki, Finland Elevated
25 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Kagoshima, Japan ElevatedDiocese of Kagoshima, Japan Elevated
25 FebArchdiocese of Malacca, Singapore Territory LostDiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Diocese of Penang, Malaysia
25 FebArchdiocese of Malacca, Singapore Name ChangedArchdiocese of Malacca-Singapore Name Changed
6 MarArchdiocese of Panamá (becomes a Metropolitan) Elevated
6 MarArchdiocese of Panamá Territory LostDiocese of David, Panama Erected
7 MarDiocese of Tunja, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Duitama, Colombia Erected
5 AprDiocese of Uberaba, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
5 AprDiocese of Bacolod, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Dumaguete, Philippines Erected
21 AprApostolic Administration of Copiapó, Chile ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Copiapó, Chile Elevated
29 AprMission "Sui Iuris" of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau Elevated
8 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Aysén, Chile ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Aysén, Chile Elevated
8 MayArchdiocese of Nagpur, India Territory LostDiocese of Amravati, India Erected
8 MayArchdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya Territory LostDiocese of Mombasa e Zanzibar, Kenya Erected
13 MayDiocese of Ajmer, India Name ChangedDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur, India Name Changed
12 JunArchdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Bangued, Philippines Erected
12 JunDiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
Diocese of San Fernando, Philippines
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Iba, Philippines Erected
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