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The Year of Our Lord 1980

Diocese Events

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unknownMission "Sui Iuris" of Kalumburu, Australia SuppressedDiocese of Broome, Australia Territory Added
unknownDelegation to Pacific Ocean Established
25 JanDiocese of Cruz del Eje, Argentina Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Deán Funes, Argentina Erected
29 JanDiocese of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA Territory LostDiocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA Erected
2 FebArchdiocese of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
4 FebTerritorial Prelature of Ciudad Real, Spain ElevatedDiocese of Ciudad Real, Spain Elevated
14 FebDiocese of Great Falls, Montana, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, USA Name Changed
27 FebOpus Spiritus Sancti Founded
3 MarArchdiocese of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain Territory LostDiocese of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain Erected
6 MarDiocese of Auckland, New Zealand Territory LostDiocese of Hamilton in New Zealand Erected
6 MarArchdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand Territory LostDiocese of Palmerston North, New Zealand Erected
6 MarDiocese of Patna, India Territory LostDiocese of Muzaffarpur, India Erected
6 MarVicariate Apostolic of Harar, Ethiopia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Meki, Ethiopia Erected
14 MarDiocese of Barra do Piraí-Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Diocese of Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Erected
27 MarArchdiocese of La Plata, Argentina
Diocese of Mar del Plata, Argentina
Territory LostDiocese of Chascomús, Argentina Erected
28 MarDiocese of Kohima-Imphal, India SplitDiocese of Imphal, India
Diocese of Kohima, India
28 MarApostolic Administration of Zanzibar e Pemba, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Zanzibar, Tanzania Elevated
23 AprEparchy of Le Caire {Cairo} (Chaldean), Egypt Erected
30 MayDiocese of Leeds, England, Great Britain
Diocese of Nottingham, England, Great Britain
Territory LostDiocese of Hallam, England, Great Britain Erected
7 JunDiocese of Bujumbura, Burundi Territory LostDiocese of Bubanza, Burundi Erected
26 JunNunciature to Zimbabwe Established
28 JunDiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione) en Paraguay
Vicariate Apostolic of Pilcomayo, Paraguay
Territory LostDiocese of Benjamín Aceval, Paraguay Erected
29 JulDiocese of Mobile, Alabama, USA ElevatedArchdiocese of Mobile, Alabama, USA Elevated
11 OctDiocese of Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Diocese of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Erected
11 OctArchdiocese of Paraíba, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Guarabira, Paraiba, Brazil Erected
11 OctTerritorial Prelature of Tagum, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Tagum, Philippines Elevated
13 OctEparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto (Slovakian), Canada Erected
13 OctApostolic Exarchate of Canada (Melkite Greek) Erected
20 OctArchdiocese of Brindisi, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Brindisi, Italy (no longer a metropolitan) Elevated
20 OctDiocese of Lecce, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Lecce, Italy Elevated
20 OctArchdiocese of Otranto, Italy (became a Suffragan) Elevated
24 OctPrefecture Apostolic of Sibolga, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Sibolga, Indonesia Elevated
30 OctTerritorial Prelature of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Macapá, Amapa, Brazil Elevated
30 OctTerritorial Prelature of Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil Elevated
30 OctTerritorial Prelature of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Rio Negro, Brazil Elevated
30 OctTerritorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil Elevated
22 NovVicariate Apostolic of San Francisco Javier, Peru Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Jaén en Peru o San Francisco Javier Name Changed
29 NovDiocese of Owerri, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Orlu, Nigeria Erected
29 NovDiocese of Tororo, Uganda Territory LostDiocese of Soroti, Uganda Erected


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