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DateFromTo
26 JanDiocese of San Pedro Sula, Honduras ElevatedArchdiocese of San Pedro Sula, Honduras Elevated
26 JanDiocese of Gracias, Honduras (from Tegucigalpa) Metropolitan Changed
26 JanDiocese of Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras (from Tegucigalpa) Metropolitan Changed
26 JanDiocese of Trujillo, Honduras (from Tegucigalpa) Metropolitan Changed
26 JanDiocese of Yoro, Honduras (from Tegucigalpa) Metropolitan Changed
26 JanDiocese of La Ceiba, Honduras (from Tegucigalpa) Metropolitan Changed
31 JanDiocese of Miracema do Tocantins, Brazil (Barra do Ouro, Campos Lindos, and Goiatins (all in Tocantini))
Diocese of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil (Aragominas, Araguaína, Araguanã, Arapoema, Babaçulândia, Bandeirantes do Tocantins, Carmolândia, Filadélfia, Muricilândia, Nova Olinda do Tocantins, Palmeirante, Pau d’Arco, Piraquê, Santa Fé do Araguaia, Xambioá, and Wanderlândia (all in Tocantini))
Territory LostDiocese of Araguaína, Tocatins, Brazil Erected
12 FebArchdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria (Local Government Areas: Anambra West & East, Oyi, and Ayamelum) Territory LostDiocese of Aguleri, Nigeria Erected
15 FebVicariate Apostolic of Isiolo, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Isiolo, Kenya Elevated
23 FebNunciature to Oman Established
30 MarApostolic Exarchate of Belarus (Byzantine) ElevatedApostolic Administration of Belarus, Faithful of Byzantine Rite (Byzantine) Elevated
20 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Yiduxian [Iduhsien], China SuppressedDiocese of Zhoucun [Chowtsun], China (Neighborhoods of Boshane di Linzi and the counties of Guangrao, Boxing, and Gaoqing)
Archdiocese of Jinan [Tsinan], China (Eastern part of the Laiwu neighborhoods)
Diocese of Weifang, China (Neighborhoods of Weicheng, Hanting, Fangzi, and Kuiwen; municipal development “zones”; Linju and Changle counties; and the cities of Qingzhou, Zhucheng, Shouguang, Anqiu, Gaomi, and Changyi)
Erected
30 MayDiocese of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ElevatedArchdiocese of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Elevated
30 MayDiocese of Reno, Nevada, USA (from San Francisco) Metropolitan Changed
30 MayDiocese of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (from San Francisco) Metropolitan Changed
1 JunDiocese of Cuneo, Italy
Diocese of Fossano, Italy
UnitedDiocese of Cuneo-Fossano, Italy United
29 JunDiocese of Kankan, Guinea (Guéckédou (Quéckédou), Kérouané, and Kissidougou)
Diocese of N’Zérékoré, Guinea (Macenta)
Territory LostDiocese of Guéckédou, Guinea Erected
22 JulDiocese of Machakos, Kenya Territory LostDiocese of Wote, Kenya Erected
12 AugDiocese of Sarh, Chad (Civil province of Mandoul) Territory LostDiocese of Koumra, Chad Erected
15 AugArchdiocese of Osaka, Japan
Diocese of Takamatsu, Japan
UnitedArchdiocese of Osaka-Takamatsu, Japan United
30 SepCardinal Titular Church of Santa Monica Established
30 SepCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Ambrogio della Massima Established
30 SepCardinal Titular Church of Santa Bernadette Soubirous Established
30 SepCardinal Titular Church of Santi Cirillo e Metodio Established
30 SepCardinal Titular Church of Santa Gemma Galgani Established
30 SepCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria in Montesanto Established
30 SepCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria Causa Nostrae Laetitiae Established
30 SepCardinal Titular Church of San Giovanni Battista de La Salle Established
30 SepCardinal Titular Church of San Gaetano Established
16 OctDiocese of Sokoto, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Katsina, Nigeria Erected
19 OctDiocese of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina (Rawson, Biedma, Gaimán, Florentino Ameghino, Mártires, Telsen, and Gastre) Territory LostDiocese of Rawson, Argentina Erected
8 NovDiocese of Doruma-Dungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedDiocese of Dungu-Doruma, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
22 DecDiocese of Iringa, Tanzania Territory LostDiocese of Mafinga, Tanzania Erected

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