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The Year of Our Lord 2003

Diocese Events

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8 JanDiocese of Saltillo, Coahuila, México Territory LostDiocese of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, México Erected
20 JanMilitary Ordinariate of Slovakia, Military Erected
29 JanDiocese of Samarinda, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Samarinda, Indonesia Elevated
29 JanDiocese of Banjarmasin, Indonesia (from Pontianak) Metropolitan Changed
29 JanDiocese of Palangkaraya, Indonesia (from Pontianak) Metropolitan Changed
29 JanDiocese of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia (from Pontianak) Metropolitan Changed
19 MarArchdiocese of Libreville, Gabon Territory LostDiocese of Port-Gentil, Gabon Erected
19 MarDiocese of Oyem, Gabon Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Makokou, Gabon Erected
21 MarEparchy of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt Territory LostEparchy of Guizeh (Coptic), Egypt Erected
21 MarMission "Sui Iuris" of Funafuti, Tuvalu, Pacific (Oceania) (from Samoa-Apia) Metropolitan Changed
29 MarVicariate Apostolic of Cuevo, Bolivia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Camiri, Bolivia Name Changed
31 MarDiocese of Urawa, Japan Name ChangedDiocese of Saitama, Japan Name Changed
6 MayTerritorial Abbey of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil SuppressedArchdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Territory Added
14 MayDiocese of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Vélez, Colombia Erected
17 MayApostolic Administration of Almaty, Kazakhstan ElevatedDiocese of Santissima Trinità in Almaty, Kazakhstan Elevated
17 MayApostolic Administration of Astana, Kazakhstan ElevatedArchdiocese of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan Elevated
17 MayDiocese of Karaganda, Kazakhstan (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
28 JunArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Cubao, Philippines
Diocese of Kalookan, Philippines
Diocese of Pasig, Philippines
1 JulDiocese of Palembang, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Palembang, Indonesia Elevated
1 JulDiocese of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia (from Medan) Metropolitan Changed
1 JulDiocese of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia (from Medan) Metropolitan Changed
4 JulArchdiocese of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Territory LostDiocese of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea Erected
8 JulDiocese of Netzahualcóyotl, México, México Territory LostDiocese of Valle de Chalco, México, México Erected
28 JulArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv-Vyshhorod (Ukrainian), Ukraine Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa-Krym (Ukrainian), Ukraine Erected
6 AugArchdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Engativá, Colombia
Diocese of Fontibón, Colombia
Diocese of Soacha, Colombia
28 AugEparchy of Križevci (Kreutz) (Križevci), Croatia Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Serbia e Montenegro (Križevci), Serbia Erected
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of Santi Domenico e Sisto Established
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of San Giustino Established
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of Santa Lucia del Gonfalone Established
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli Established
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of San Saturnino Established
8 NovArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca, México Territory LostDiocese of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, México Erected
10 NovArchdiocese of Madurai, India
Diocese of Tiruchirapalli, India
Territory LostDiocese of Dindigul, India Erected
25 NovArcheparchy of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), Ethiopia Territory LostEparchy of Emdeber (Ethiopian), Ethiopia Erected
3 DecDiocese of Toliara, Madagascar ElevatedArchdiocese of Toliara, Madagascar Elevated
3 DecDiocese of Morombe, Madagascar (from Fianarantsoa) Metropolitan Changed
3 DecDiocese of Morondava, Madagascar (from Fianarantsoa) Metropolitan Changed
3 DecDiocese of Tôlagnaro, Madagascar (from Fianarantsoa) Metropolitan Changed
9 DecDiocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde Territory LostDiocese of Mindelo, Cape Verde Erected
19 DecDiocese of Jayapura, Indonesia Territory LostDiocese of Timika, Indonesia Erected
31 DecVicariate Apostolic of Bauchi, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Bauchi, Nigeria Elevated


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