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The Year of Our Lord 1978

Diocese Events

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3 JanTerritorial Prelature of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, Brazil
Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Vila Rondônia, Rondonia, Brazil Erected
3 JanDiocese of Campo Grande, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Coxim, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Diocese of Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
16 JanDiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic Territory LostDiocese of Mao-Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic Erected
16 JanDiocese of La Vega, Dominican Republic
Diocese of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Territory LostDiocese of San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic Erected
18 JanDiocese of Rottenburg, Germany Name ChangedDiocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany Name Changed
30 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Lodwar, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Lodwar, Kenya Elevated
27 FebDiocese of Berbérati, Central African Republic Territory LostDiocese of Bouar, Central African Republic Erected
27 FebDiocese of Kisumu, Kenya Territory LostDiocese of Kakamega, Kenya Erected
27 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Western Transvaal, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Klerksdorp, South Africa Elevated
24 AprArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Argentina (Ukrainian) Territory LostEparchy of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian), Argentina Erected
5 MayDiocese of Toledo, Parana, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Cascavel, Brazil
Diocese of Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil
14 MayDiocese of Massa Marittima, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Massa Marittima-Piombino, Italy Name Changed
14 MayTitular See of Populonia Established
5 JunDiocese of Villarrica, Paraguay Territory LostDiocese of Carapeguá, Paraguay Erected
5 JunDiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione) en Paraguay Territory LostDiocese of San Pedro, Paraguay Erected
8 JunDiocese of Dumka, India Territory LostDiocese of Raiganj, India Erected
16 JunDiocese of Surigao, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Tandag, Philippines Erected
22 JunEparchy of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India Territory LostDiocese of Irinjalakuda (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
11 JulDiocese of San Martín, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of San Miguel, Argentina Erected
14 JulDiocese of San Diego, California, USA Territory LostDiocese of San Bernardino, California, USA Erected
23 JulNunciature to Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles Established
12 SepNunciature to Fiji, Pacific (Oceania) Established
28 OctEparchy of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankara), India Territory LostEparchy of Battery (Bathery) (Syro-Malankara), India Erected
7 NovDiocese of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil Erected
7 NovDiocese of Amargosa, Bahia, Brazil
Diocese of Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Jequié, Bahia, Brazil Erected
15 NovDiocese of Honiara, Solomon Islands ElevatedArchdiocese of Honiara, Solomon Islands Elevated
15 NovDiocese of Tarawa, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedDiocese of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania) Name Changed
27 NovDiocese of Campo Grande, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Elevated


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