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The Year of Our Lord 1995

Diocese Events

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unknownTitular See of Alton Established
unknownTitular See of Grass Valley Established
unknownTitular See of Jamestown Established
unknownTitular See of Kearney Established
unknownTitular See of Lead Established
unknownTitular See of Leavenworth Established
unknownTitular See of Natchitoches Established
unknownTitular See of Nesqually Established
unknownTitular See of Quincy Established
unknownTitular See of Sault Sainte Marie in Michigan Established
unknownTitular See of Vincennes Established
unknownTitular See of Concordia Established
16 JanDiocese of Cienfuegos-Santa Clara, Cuba (Ciénaga de Zapata) Territory LostDiocese of Matanzas, Cuba Territory Added
28 JanVicariate Apostolic of Machiques, Venezuela (Páez and Northern part of Mara along with Gonzalo Antonio) Territory LostArchdiocese of Maracaibo, Venezuela Territory Added
28 JanArchdiocese of Maracaibo, Venezuela (Parts of Encontrados and Udón Pérez) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Machiques, Venezuela Territory Added
3 FebArchdiocese of Tamale, Ghana (Western Gonja and Bole) Territory LostDiocese of Damongo, Ghana Erected
3 FebDiocese of Yola, Nigeria (Taraba) Territory LostDiocese of Jalingo, Nigeria Erected
3 MarDiocese of Kumasi, Ghana (Afígya-Sekyere, Asante-Akim North, Asante-Akim South, Ejisu-Juabeng, Ejura-Sekyedumasi, Kwabre, Sekyere East, and Sekyere West)
Diocese of Sunyani, Ghana (Sene and Atebubu)
Territory LostDiocese of Konongo-Mampong, Ghana Erected
3 MarDiocese of Kumasi, Ghana (Adansi East, Adansi West, Amansie East, Amansie West, and Bosomtwe-Kwanwoma) Territory LostDiocese of Obuasi, Ghana Erected
3 MarDiocese of Oyo, Nigeria (Osun except for Aiyedade, Aiyedire, Irewole, Iwo, and Ola-Oluwa) Territory LostDiocese of Osogbo, Nigeria Erected
21 MarDiocese of Reno-Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Clark, Lincoln, White Pine, Nye, and Esmeralda) Territory LostDiocese of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Erected
21 MarDiocese of Reno-Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Reno, Nevada, USA Name Changed
31 MarArchdiocese of Trnava, Slovakia Name ChangedArchdiocese of Bratislava-Trnava, Slovakia Name Changed
31 MarDiocese of Košice, Slovakia ElevatedArchdiocese of Košice, Slovakia Elevated
31 MarDiocese of Rožňava, Slovakia (from Trnava) Metropolitan Changed
31 MarDiocese of Spiš, Slovakia (from Trnava) Metropolitan Changed
1 AprDiocese of Cienfuegos-Santa Clara, Cuba (Villa Clara and Sancti Spiritus except San Francisco de Paula and Santísima Trinidad (in Trinidad)) Territory LostDiocese of Santa Clara, Cuba Erected
1 AprDiocese of Cienfuegos-Santa Clara, Cuba Name ChangedDiocese of Cienfuegos, Cuba Name Changed
1 AprDiocese of Daltonganj, India (Hazaribag, Kodarma, Chatra, and part of Bokaro) Territory LostDiocese of Hazaribag, India Erected
1 AprArchdiocese of Ranchi, India (Khunti and Torpa) Territory LostDiocese of Khunti, India Erected
10 AprDelegation to Pacific Ocean EstablishedNunciature to Kiribati, Pacific (Oceania) Established
20 AprArchdiocese of Berlin, Germany (Boundaries adjusted)
Archdiocese of Hamburg, Germany (Boundaries adjusted)
Territory Added
18 MayEparchy of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedArcheparchy of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
18 MayEparchy of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedArcheparchy of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
18 MayDiocese of Palghat (Syro-Malabar), India (from Ernakulam) Metropolitan Changed
18 MayDiocese of Irinjalakuda (Syro-Malabar), India (from Ernakulam) Metropolitan Changed
18 MayEparchy of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabar), India (from Ernakulam) Metropolitan Changed
18 MayDiocese of Thamarasserry (Syro-Malabar), India (from Ernakulam) Metropolitan Changed
31 MayTerritorial Prelature of Tunis, Tunisia ElevatedDiocese of Tunis, Tunisia Elevated
10 JunDiocese of Abomey, Benin (Dassa-Zoumé, Bante, Savalou, Savé, Glazoue, and Ouesse) Territory LostDiocese of Dassa-Zoumé, Benin Erected
10 JunDiocese of Natitingou, Benin (Djougou, Bassila, Copargo, and Ouake) Territory LostDiocese of Djougou, Benin Erected
10 JunArchdiocese of Bangui, Central African Republic (Mbaiki) Territory LostDiocese of Mbaïki, Central African Republic Erected
14 JunDiocese of Maitland, Australia Name ChangedDiocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Australia Name Changed
15 JunDiocese of Barbastro, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Barbastro-Monzón, Spain Name Changed
16 JunNunciature to Andorra Established
17 JunDiocese of Calabozo, Venezuela ElevatedArchdiocese of Calabozo, Venezuela Elevated
17 JunDiocese of Valle de la Pascua, Venezuela (from Ciudad Bolívar) Metropolitan Changed
17 JunDiocese of San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela (from Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela) Metropolitan Changed
28 JunDiocese of Texcoco, México, México (Ecatepec de Morelos)
Archdiocese of Tlalnepantla, México, México (Isla Municipal de Ixhuatepec)
Territory LostDiocese of Ecatepec, México, México Erected
10 JulDiocese of Guwahati, India ElevatedArchdiocese of Guwahati, India Elevated
10 JulDiocese of Imphal, India ElevatedArchdiocese of Imphal, India Elevated
10 JulArchdiocese of Jos, Nigeria (Kaura, Jema'a, and Jaba)
Archdiocese of Kaduna, Nigeria (Kaum, Lere, and Zangón Kataf)
Territory LostDiocese of Kafanchan, Nigeria Erected
10 JulDiocese of Makurdi, Nigeria (Otukpo, Ado, Apa, Ogbadibo, Oju, and Okpokwu) Territory LostDiocese of Otukpo, Nigeria Erected
10 JulDiocese of Dibrugarh, India (from Shillong) Metropolitan Changed
10 JulDiocese of Diphu, India (from Shillong) Metropolitan Changed
10 JulDiocese of Tezpur, India (from Shillong) Metropolitan Changed
10 JulDiocese of Kohima, India (from Shillong) Metropolitan Changed
12 JulDiocese of Río Cuarto, Argentina Name ChangedDiocese of Villa de la Concepción del Río Cuarto, Argentina Name Changed
15 JulNunciature to Eritrea Established
25 JulDiocese of Alajuela, Costa Rica (San Carlos, Los Chiles, and Sarapiquí)
Diocese of Tilarán, Costa Rica (Upala and Guatuso)
Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica Erected
12 SepNunciature to Namibia Established
18 OctInstitute of Schönstatt Diocesan Fathers Approbation
31 OctMilitary Ordinariate of Venezuela, Military Erected
2 NovDiocese of Galle, Sri Lanka (Sabaragamuwa) Territory LostDiocese of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka Erected
6 NovEparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark (Syrian), USA Erected
6 NovEparchy of Nuestra Señora de los Mártires del Libano en México (Maronite) Erected
17 NovArchdiocese of Chihuahua, México (Cuauhtémoc, Riva Palacio, and Cusihuiriachi)
Territorial Prelature of Madera, Chihuahua, México
ElevatedDiocese of Cuauhtémoc-Madera, Chihuahua, México (Name Changed and Elevated to a Diocese) Elevated
25 NovApostolic Exarchate of Great Ukraine (Byzantine)
Archeparchy of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine
Apostolic Exarchate of Volyn, Polesia and Podlasie (Byzantine), Ukraine
Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv-Vyshhorod (Ukrainian), Ukraine Erected
2 DecDiocese of Liepāja, Latvia (Griva, Ilukste, Jekabpils, Skaistkalne, and Jelgava) Territory LostDiocese of Jelgava, Latvia Erected
2 DecArchdiocese of Riga, Latvia (Daugavpils, Kräslava, Dagda, Aglona, Preili, Livani, Varak¡ani, Rëzekne, Ludza, Nautrëni (Rogovka), and Vilaka) Territory LostDiocese of Rēzekne-Aglona, Latvia Erected
6 DecDiocese of Nakuru, Kenya (Kericho) Territory LostDiocese of Kericho, Kenya Erected
9 DecArchdiocese of Santiago de Cuba (Granma) Territory LostDiocese of Santisimo Salvador de Bayamo y Manzanillo, Cuba Erected
14 DecDelegation to Mozambique ElevatedNunciature to Mozambique Elevated
15 DecDiocese of Ilorin, Nigeria (New Bussa, Agwara, Shagunu, and Babana)
Diocese of Minna, Nigeria (Rijau, Magama, Mariga, Zuru, Sakaba, Danko Wasugu, and part of Wushishi)
Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria (Yauri, Ngaski, and part of Bagudo)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kontagora, Nigeria Erected
15 DecMission "Sui Iuris" of Kano, Nigeria ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kano, Nigeria Elevated
15 DecDiocese of Meru, Kenya (Isiolo) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Isiolo, Kenya Erected
21 DecEparchy of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea (Gasc-Setit and Barca) Territory LostEparchy of Barentu (Eritrean), Eritrea Erected
21 DecEparchy of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea (Sahel and Senhit) Territory LostEparchy of Keren (Eritrean), Eritrea Erected
21 DecCongregation of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus “Little Flower” Approbation
21 DecVicariate Apostolic of Asmara, Ethiopia Suppressed


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