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The Year of Our Lord 1971

Diocese Events

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unknownMission "Sui Iuris" of Drisdale River, Australia Name ChangedMission "Sui Iuris" of Kalumburu, Australia Name Changed
unknownSodalicio de Vida Cristiana Founded
unknownDelegation to Eastern Africa Suppressed
unknownDelegation to Western Africa Established
12 JanDiocese of Concordia (Sagittaria), Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Concordia-Pordenone, Italy Name Changed
16 JanDiocese of Roseau, Dominica, Antilles Territory LostDiocese of Saint John’s, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles Erected
16 JanDiocese of Bereina, Papua New Guinea
Diocese of Mendi, Papua New Guinea
Territory LostDiocese of Kerema, Papua New Guinea Erected
17 FebTerritorial Prelature of Ozamis, Philippines Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Iligan, Philippines Erected
17 FebTerritorial Prelature of Ozamis, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Ozamis, Philippines Elevated
20 FebDiocese of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
8 MarDiocese of Basel e Lugano, Switzerland SplitDiocese of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, Switzerland
Diocese of Lugano, Switzerland
11 MarDiocese of Kamina, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostDiocese of Kolwezi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
13 MarArchdiocese of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Itapipoca, Ceara, Brazil
Diocese of Quixadá, Ceara, Brazil
13 MarDiocese of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Tianguá, Ceara, Brazil Erected
16 MarArchdiocese of Sehna (Chaldean), Iran Name ChangedArchdiocese of Teheran (Chaldean), Iran Name Changed
24 AprPrefecture Apostolic of San Francisco Javier, Peru ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of San Francisco Javier, Peru Elevated
24 AprDiocese of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Diocese of Kilwa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Diocese of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Territory LostDiocese of Manono, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
14 MayDiocese of Banaras, India Name ChangedDiocese of Varanasi, India Name Changed
27 MayDiocese of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
27 MayDiocese of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Erexim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
27 MayDiocese of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
5 JunArchdiocese of Ranchi, India Territory LostDiocese of Daltonganj, India Erected
28 JunArchdiocese of Gwangju, Korea (South) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Cheju-Do, Korea (South) Erected
28 JunArchdiocese of Pretoria, South Africa Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Rustenburg, South Africa Erected
30 JunDiocese of Cienfuegos, Cuba Name ChangedDiocese of Cienfuegos-Santa Clara, Cuba Name Changed
2 JulDiocese of Huelva, Spain (Latin name changed from Huelvensis) Name Changed
15 JulPontifical Council “Cor Unum”, Roman Curia Erected
20 JulNunciature to Niger Established
14 SepArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Brejo, Maranhão, Brazil Erected
14 SepDiocese of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil Erected
15 OctDiocese of Katiola, Côte d’Ivoire Territory LostDiocese of Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
12 NovDiocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Territory LostDiocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Erected
12 NovArchdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Pagadian, Philippines Erected
29 NovApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Maronite) ElevatedEparchy of Saint Maron of Detroit (Maronite), Michigan, USA Elevated
29 NovApostolic Exarchate of Brazil (Ukrainian) ElevatedEparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian), Brazil Elevated
29 NovEparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo (Melkite Greek), Brazil Erected
29 NovEparchy of Nossa Senhora do Líbano em São Paulo (Maronite), Brazil Erected
6 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Jullundur, India ElevatedDiocese of Jullundur, India Elevated


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