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The Year of Our Lord 1997

Diocese Events

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unknownPatriarchal Dependent Territory of Sudan (Syrian) Established
2 JanDiocese of Koupéla, Burkina Faso
Archdiocese of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Territory LostDiocese of Manga, Burkina Faso Erected
24 JanDiocese of Salem, India Territory LostDiocese of Dharmapuri, India Erected
27 JanEparchy of Prešov (Prjašev, Eperjes) (Slovakian), Slovakia Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Košice (Slovakian), Slovakia Erected
1 FebDiocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic
Archdiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Territory LostDiocese of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic Erected
10 MarDelegation to Libya ElevatedNunciature to Libya Elevated
25 AprMilitary Ordinariate of Croatia, Military Erected
13 MayDiocese of Morón, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Merlo-Moreno, Argentina Erected
28 MayDiocese of Ciudad Valles, San Luís Potosí, México
Archdiocese of San Luis Potosí, México
Territory LostDiocese of Matehuala, San Luís Potosí, México Erected
28 MayArchdiocese of Kaunas, Lithuania
Diocese of Panevėžys, Lithuania
Diocese of Telšiai (-Klaipeda), Lithuania
Territory LostDiocese of Šiauliai, Lithuania Erected
6 JunPriestly Society of Saint Jacques Approbation
9 JunNunciature to Guyana, Antilles Established
13 JunDiocese of Colón, Panama Name ChangedDiocese of Colón-Kuna Yala, Panama Name Changed
14 JunDiocese of Darjeeling, India Territory LostDiocese of Bagdogra, India Erected
14 JunDiocese of Livingstone, Zambia Territory LostDiocese of Mongu, Zambia Erected
28 JunArchdiocese of Bangui, Central African Republic Territory LostDiocese of Kaga-Bandoro, Central African Republic Erected
5 JulArchdiocese of Zagreb, Croatia Territory LostDiocese of Požega, Croatia
Diocese of Varaždin, Croatia
8 JulSodalicio de Vida Cristiana Approbation
12 JulDiocese of Coro, Venezuela Territory LostDiocese of Punto Fijo, Venezuela Erected
29 SepApostolic Administration of Kazakhstan Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Tadjikistan
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Turkmenistan
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Uzbekistan
16 OctDiocese of Parakou, Benin ElevatedArchdiocese of Parakou, Benin Elevated
24 OctArchdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Abeokuta, Nigeria Erected
24 OctArchdiocese of Calcutta, India Territory LostDiocese of Asansol, India Erected
24 OctDiocese of Sunyani, Ghana Territory LostDiocese of Goaso, Ghana Erected
21 NovVicariate Apostolic of Mandeville, Jamaica, Antilles ElevatedDiocese of Mandeville, Jamaica, Antilles Elevated
21 NovDiocese of Mercedes-Luján, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Mercedes-Luján, Argentina Elevated
21 NovDiocese of Miri, Malaysia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Brunei Erected
2 DecDiocese of Chur, Switzerland Territory LostArchdiocese of Vaduz, Liechtenstein Erected
22 DecMission "Sui Iuris" of Kyrgyzstan Erected
23 DecArchdiocese of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Diocese of Limeira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Amparo, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
23 DecDiocese of Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Diocese of Ji-Paraná, Rondonia, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Juína, Mato Grosso, Brazil Erected
23 DecDiocese of Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Diocese of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Diocese of Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Paranatinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil Erected


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