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The Year of Our Lord 1975

Diocese Events

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unknownNunciature to Gambia and Sierra Leone Established
1 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Name Changed
30 JanDiocese of Nha Trang, Viet Nam Territory LostDiocese of Phan Thiết, Viet Nam Erected
25 FebNunciature to Angola Established
17 MarDiocese of San Fernando, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Balanga, Philippines Erected
17 MarDiocese of San Fernando, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of San Fernando, Philippines Elevated
17 MarTerritorial Prelature of Iba, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
17 MarDiocese of Tarlac, Philippines (from Lingayen-Dagupan) Metropolitan Changed
19 MarDelegation to Antilles Established
12 AprDiocese of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Archdiocese of Mbandaka, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
UnitedArchdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) United
28 AprDiocese of Sideia, Papua New Guinea Name ChangedDiocese of Alotau-Sideia, Papua New Guinea Name Changed
6 May[SSPX Society of Saint Pius X] Suppressed
5 JunDiocese of Ambanja, Madagascar Territory LostApostolic Administration of Comores Erected
12 JunDiocese of Parnaíba, Piaui, Brazil
Archdiocese of Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Campo Maior, Piaui, Brazil Erected
12 JunDiocese of Caçador, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Diocese of Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Diocese of Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
20 JunDiocese of Keta, Ghana Name ChangedDiocese of Keta-Ho, Ghana Name Changed
3 JulDiocese of Ventimiglia, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Ventimiglia-San Remo, Italy Name Changed
5 JulArchdiocese of Ancona e Numana, Italy Name ChangedArchdiocese of Ancona (-Numana), Italy Name Changed
11 JulCongregation for Divine Worship, Roman Curia
Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments, Roman Curia
UnitedCongregation for Sacraments and Divine Worship, Roman Curia United
16 JulPatriarchate of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal Territory LostDiocese of Setúbal, Portugal
Diocese of Santarém, Portugal
30 JulDiocese of Cochabamba, Bolivia ElevatedArchdiocese of Cochabamba, Bolivia Elevated
30 JulDiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia ElevatedArchdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Elevated
4 AugDiocese of Luni o La Spezia, Sarzana e Brugnato, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of La Spezia, Sarzana e Brugnato, Italy Name Changed
10 AugDiocese of Nova Lisboa, Angola
Diocese of Sá da Bandeira, Angola
Territory LostDiocese of Pereira de Eça, Angola
Diocese of Serpa Pinto, Angola
10 AugArchdiocese of Luanda, Angola Territory LostDiocese of Ngunza, Angola Erected
10 AugDiocese of Henrique de Carvalho, Angola Erected
6 SepNunciature to Sri Lanka Established
1 OctDiocese of Mobile, Alabama, USA
Diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, USA Erected
20 NovDiocese of Kengtung, Myanmar Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Lashio, Myanmar Erected
20 NovVicariate Apostolic of Mogadiscio, Somalia ElevatedDiocese of Mogadiscio, Somalia Elevated
3 DecDiocese of Apia o Samoa and Tokelau, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedDiocese of Samoa and Tokelau, Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Name Changed
3 DecDiocese of Nouna, Burkina Faso Name ChangedDiocese of Nouna-Dédougou, Burkina Faso Name Changed
19 DecDiocese of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Diocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka Erected
27 DecNunciature to Dahomey Name ChangedNunciature to Benin Name Changed


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