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The Year of Our Lord 1887

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unknownArchdiocese of San Francisco, California, USA Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Utah, USA Erected
unknownMission "Sui Iuris" of Antofagasta, Chile ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Antofagasta, Chile Elevated
unknownCongregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo Founded
unknownDiocese of Eastern Bengal, India Name ChangedDiocese of Dacca, Bangladesh Name Changed
unknownDiocese of Central Bengal, India Name ChangedDiocese of Krishnagar, India Name Changed
unknownMissionary Servants of the Poor Founded
unknownDiscalced Mercedarians Restored
7 JanDiocese of Alton, Illinois, USA Territory LostDiocese of Belleville, Illinois, USA Erected
11 JanVicariate Apostolic of Tanganyika, Tanzania Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore}, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Unianyembé, Tanzania ((or 30 Dec 1886))
12 MarCanons Regular of the Immaculate Conception Approbation
15 MarTerritorial Abbey of Saints Nicholas and Benedict ElevatedDiocese of Monaco Elevated
17 MarCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria Nuova Established
30 AprHijos de la Sagrada Familia Decretum Laudis
5 MayDiocese of Armidale, Australia Territory LostDiocese of Grafton, Australia Erected
5 MayDiocese of Wellington (Port Nicholson), New Zealand Territory LostDiocese of Christchurch, New Zealand Erected
10 MayVicariate Apostolic of Queensland, Australia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Cooktown, Australia Name Changed
10 MayDiocese of Brisbane, Australia ElevatedArchdiocese of Brisbane, Australia Elevated
10 MayDiocese of Armidale, Australia
Diocese of Bathurst, Australia
Diocese of Goulburn, Australia
Territory LostDiocese of Wilcannia, Australia Erected
10 MayArchdiocese of Melbourne, Australia Territory LostDiocese of Sale, Australia Erected
10 MayDiocese of Adelaide, Australia Territory LostDiocese of Port Augusta, Australia Erected
10 MayDiocese of Perth, Australia Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia Erected
10 MayDiocese of Adelaide, Australia ElevatedArchdiocese of Adelaide, Australia Elevated
10 MayDiocese of Wellington (Port Nicholson), New Zealand ElevatedArchdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand Elevated
10 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Fiji Island, Pacific (Oceania) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Fiji Island, Pacific (Oceania) Elevated
10 MayArchdiocese of Montréal, Québec, Canada (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
10 MayDiocese of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (from Québec) Metropolitan Changed
10 MayArchdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
10 MayVicariate Apostolic of Pontiac, Ontario, Canada (from Québec) Metropolitan Changed
20 MayVicariate Apostolic of Verapoly, India Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar), India
Vicariate Apostolic of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India
7 JunArchdiocese of Pondicherry, India (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
7 JunDiocese of Madurai, India Name ChangedDiocese of Trichinopoly, India Name Changed
7 JunArchdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
6 JulDiocese of Lahore, Pakistan Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kafiristan e Kashmir, Pakistan Erected
6 JulVicariate Apostolic of Scen-Si (Chen-si, Shensi), China SplitVicariate Apostolic of Northern Shensi {Scen-Si Settentrionale}, China
Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Shensi {Scen-Si Meridionale}, China
11 JulDiocese of Vizagapatnam, India Territory LostDiocese of Nagpur, India Erected
2 AugDiocese of Leavenworth, Kansas, USA Territory LostDiocese of Concordia, Kansas, USA
Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, USA
2 AugDiocese of Omaha, Nebraska, USA Territory LostDiocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
16 AugVicariate Apostolic of Colorado, USA Territory LostDiocese of Denver, Colorado, USA Erected
26 SepSociety of the Missionaries of Saint Francis Xavier Founded
16 NovVicariate Apostolic of Zanguebar, Kenya SplitVicariate Apostolic of Northern Zanguebar, Kenya
Prefecture Apostolic of Southern Zanguebar {Zanguebar Meridionale}, Tanzania


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