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The Year of Our Lord 1982

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownPatriarchal Exarchate of Bassorah e Golfo (Syrian), Iraq Erected
11 JanApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Chaldean) Erected
17 JanDelegation to Great Britain ElevatedNunciature to Great Britain Elevated
25 JanDiocese of Larantuka, Indonesia (Alor and Pantor) Territory LostDiocese of Kupang, Indonesia Territory Added
6 FebDiocese of Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Sinop, Alta Floresta, Colider, Paranatinga, Porto dos Gauchos, and Vera) Territory LostDiocese of Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brazil Erected
27 FebDiocese of Saint-Jean-de-Québec, Québec, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Québec, Canada Name Changed
27 FebDiocese of Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Barrado Garças, Agua Bòa, Canarana, Geral Carneiro, and Nova Xavantina) Territory LostDiocese of Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, Brazil Erected
27 FebArchdiocese of Boiano-Campobasso, Italy Name ChangedArchdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano, Italy Name Changed
1 MarDiocese of Hull, Québec, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Gatineau-Hull, Québec, Canada Name Changed
2 MarDiocese of Penne e Pescara, Italy Name ChangedArchdiocese of Pescara-Penne, Italy Name Changed
2 MarDiocese of Teramo e Atri, Italy (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
2 MarArchdiocese of Lanciano e Ortona, Italy (no longer a metropolitan) Territory Added
2 MarArchdiocese of Chieti, Italy (became a metropolitan) Territory Added
12 MarTerritorial Abbey of New Norcia, Australia SuppressedArchdiocese of Perth, Australia Territory Added
18 MarDiocese of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea (Enga) Territory LostDiocese of Wabag, Papua New Guinea Erected
18 MarDiocese of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea ElevatedArchdiocese of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea Elevated
18 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka ElevatedDiocese of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka Elevated
18 MarDiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon (Northern part) Territory LostDiocese of Kumbo, Cameroon Erected
18 MarDiocese of Douala, Cameroon ElevatedArchdiocese of Douala, Cameroon Elevated
18 MarDiocese of Garoua, Cameroon ElevatedArchdiocese of Garoua, Cameroon Elevated
18 MarDiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon ElevatedArchdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon Elevated
18 MarDiocese of Nkongsamba, Cameroon (from Yaoundé) Metropolitan Changed
18 MarDiocese of Bafoussam, Cameroon (from Yaoundé) Metropolitan Changed
18 MarDiocese of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon (from Yaoundé) Metropolitan Changed
18 MarDiocese of Yagoua, Cameroon (from Yaoundé) Metropolitan Changed
18 MarDiocese of Buéa, Cameroon (from Yaoundé) Metropolitan Changed
18 MarDiocese of Mendi, Papua New Guinea (from Port Moresby) Metropolitan Changed
18 MarDiocese of Goroka, Papua New Guinea (from Madang) Metropolitan Changed
24 MarDiocese of Taubaté, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Caraguatatuba and Ubatuba) Territory LostDiocese of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil Territory Added
13 AprDiocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA (Goliad County)
Diocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA (Parts of Matagorda and Wharton Counties)
Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, USA (Calhoun, DeWitt, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria Counties and parts of Colorado, Fayette, Matagorda, and Wharton Counties)
Territory LostDiocese of Victoria in Texas, USA Erected
15 AprDiocese of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil (Porto Velho and Ariquemes) Territory Added
15 AprDiocese of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, Brazil (Guajará-Mirim, Costa Marques, and Colorado do Oeste) Territory Added
15 AprTerritorial Prelature of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Ji-Paraná, Cocoal, Espigão d'Oeste, Jarú, Ouro Prêto do Oeste, Pimenta Bueno, Presidente Medid, and Vilhena (in Mato Grosso do Norte) and part of Vila Bela) Territory Added
20 MayPontifical Council for Culture, Roman Curia Established
8 JunDiocese of Goroka, Papua New Guinea (Simbu) Territory LostDiocese of Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea Erected
8 JunArchdiocese of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Aboisso, Grand-Bassam, and Bonoua along with Port-Bouët and Koumassi) Territory LostDiocese of Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire
Diocese of Yopougon, Côte d’Ivoire
Erected
8 JunArchdiocese of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Yopougon along with Agboville, Adzopé, Tiassalé, Sikensi, Dabou, and Jacqueville) Territory Lost
8 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Sekadau, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Sanggau, Indonesia Elevated
18 JunDiocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua (Jinotega) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Jinotega, Nicaragua Erected
24 JunApostolic Exarchate of Australia (Ukrainian) ElevatedEparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne (Ukrainian), Australia Elevated
25 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Sinoia, Zimbabwe Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe Name Changed
25 JunDiocese of Gwelo, Zimbabwe Name ChangedDiocese of Gweru, Zimbabwe Name Changed
25 JunArchdiocese of Salisbury, Zimbabwe Name ChangedArchdiocese of Harare, Zimbabwe Name Changed
25 JunDiocese of Umtali, Zimbabwe Name ChangedDiocese of Mutare, Zimbabwe Name Changed
12 JulDiocese of Ivrea, Italy (Parts of San Martino in Carema in Pont Saint Martin) Territory LostDiocese of Aosta, Italy Territory Added
12 JulDiocese of Como, Italy (SS. Gervasio e Protasio) Territory LostArchdiocese of Milano {Milan}, Italy Territory Added
1 AugDelegation to Scandinavia SplitNunciature to Denmark
Nunciature to Norway
Nunciature to Sweden
Split
5 AugDiocese of Csanád, Hungary Name ChangedDiocese of Szeged-Csanád, Hungary Name Changed
17 AugDiocese of El Paso, Texas, USA (Counties of Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hildago, Lea, Luna, and Otero)
Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (Counties of Chavez, Lincoln, and Sierra)
Territory LostDiocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA Erected
27 AugEparchy of Saint-Maron de Montréal (Maronite), Canada Erected
3 SepVicariate Apostolic of Gimma, Ethiopia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Nekemte, Ethiopia Name Changed
10 SepDiocese of Samoa and Tokelau, Pacific (Oceania) (American Samoa) Territory LostDiocese of Samoa-Pago Pago, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Erected
10 SepDiocese of Samoa and Tokelau, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedArchdiocese of Samoa-Apia and Tokelau, Pacific (Oceania) (and name changed) Elevated
10 SepDiocese of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania) SplitMission "Sui Iuris" of Funafuti, Tuvalu, Pacific (Oceania) (Tuvalu)
Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru, Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania)
Split
15 SepArchdiocese of Milano {Milan}, Italy (Saint John the Evangelist in Montorfano and Lipomo) Territory LostDiocese of Como, Italy Territory Added
30 SepDiocese of Ruvo e Bitonto, Italy SplitDiocese of Bitonto, Italy
Diocese of Ruvo, Italy
Split
4 OctDiocese of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil Elevated
4 OctDiocese of Guajará-Mirim, Rondonia, Brazil (from Cuiabá) Metropolitan Changed
4 OctDiocese of Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil (from Manaus) Metropolitan Changed
4 OctTerritorial Prelature of Lábrea, Amazonas, Brazil (from Manaus) Metropolitan Changed
4 OctTerritorial Prelature of Vila Rondônia, Rondonia, Brazil (from Manaus) Metropolitan Changed
7 OctTerritorial Prelature of Madera, Chihuahua, México (Yécora) Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México Territory Added
15 OctDiocese of Bata, Equatorial Guinea Territory LostDiocese of Ebebiyin, Equatorial Guinea Erected
15 OctDiocese of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea ElevatedArchdiocese of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Elevated
15 OctPrefecture Apostolic of Soddo-Hosanna, Ethiopia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Soddo-Hosanna, Ethiopia Elevated
15 OctDiocese of Bata, Equatorial Guinea (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
16 OctArchdiocese of Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Cities of Campina Verde, Itapagipe, Iturama, and Sao Francisco de Sales)
Diocese of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Cities of Ituiutaba, Cachoeira Bourada, Canapolis, Centralina, Curinhata, Ipiaçu, and Santa Vitoria)
Territory LostDiocese of Ituiutaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
18 OctDiocese of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino, Nagyvárad} and Satu Mare {Szatmár}, Romania SplitDiocese of Oradea Mare {Gran Varadino, Nagyvárad}, Romania
Diocese of Satu Mare {Szatmár}, Romania
Split
19 OctArchdiocese of Dacca, Bangladesh Name ChangedArchdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh Name Changed
10 NovDiocese of Luz, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Desemboque, Sacramento) Territory LostArchdiocese of Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
15 NovTerritorial Prelature of Bangued, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Bangued, Philippines Elevated
15 NovTerritorial Prelature of Bayombong, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Bayombong, Philippines Elevated
15 NovTerritorial Prelature of Iba, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Iba, Philippines Elevated
15 NovTerritorial Prelature of Iligan, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Iligan, Philippines Elevated
15 NovTerritorial Prelature of Kidapawan, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Kidapawan, Philippines Elevated
15 NovTerritorial Prelature of Malaybalay, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Malaybalay, Philippines Elevated
15 NovTerritorial Prelature of Marbel, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Marbel, Philippines Elevated
15 NovDiocese of Palo, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Palo, Philippines Elevated
15 NovTerritorial Prelature of San Jose de Antique, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of San Jose de Antique, Philippines Elevated
15 NovDiocese of Borongan, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
15 NovDiocese of Calbayog, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
15 NovDiocese of Catarman, Philippines (from Cebu) Metropolitan Changed
19 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Volksrust, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Dundee, South Africa Elevated
19 NovArchdiocese of Garoua, Cameroon (Adamaoua and Mbam and Djerem) Territory LostDiocese of Ngaoundéré, Cameroon Erected
28 NovPersonal Prelature of Opus Dei Elevated
4 DecApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Romanian) Erected
8 DecCongregration of Jesus the Priest Approbation
17 DecArchdiocese of Honiara, Solomon Islands (Malaita District) Territory LostDiocese of Auki, Solomon Islands Erected
17 DecEparchy of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt Territory LostEparchy of Ismayliah (Coptic), Egypt Erected

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