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The Year of Our Lord 1939

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
4 JanDiocese of Yokohama, Japan Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Urawa, Japan Erected
5 JanDiocese of Chilaw, Sri Lanka Erected
5 JanVicariate Apostolic of Northern Burma {Birmania Settentrionale}, Myanmar Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Mandalay, Myanmar Name Changed
5 JanVicariate Apostolic of Northern Burma {Birmania Settentrionale}, Myanmar Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bhamo, Myanmar Erected
15 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Buéa, Cameroon ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Buéa, Cameroon Elevated
15 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Malang, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Malang, Indonesia Elevated
15 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Swaziland ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Swaziland Elevated
1 AprDiocese of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile Territory LostDiocese of Puerto Montt, Chile Erected
24 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Kinghsien [Jingxian], China Erected
25 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Shunsen, Korea (South) Erected
25 AprVicariate Apostolic of Dakar, Senegal Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ziguinchor, Senegal Erected
13 MayDiocese of Ceneda, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Vittorio Veneto, Italy Name Changed
20 MayDiocese of Concepción, Chile ElevatedArchdiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione), Chile Elevated
25 MayVicariate Apostolic of Uganda Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Masaka, Uganda Erected
25 MayMission "Sui Iuris" of Miarinarivo, Madagascar ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Miarinarivo, Madagascar Elevated
25 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Vatomandry, Madagascar ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tamatave, Madagascar Elevated
29 MayDiocese of La Serena, Chile ElevatedArchdiocese of La Serena, Chile Elevated
3 JunArchdiocese of Santa Fe, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Resistencia, Argentina Erected
3 JunDiocese of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines (Provinces of Suigao and Agusan) Territory LostDiocese of Surigao, Philippines Erected
13 JunVicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Western District {Capo di Buona Speranza, Distretto Occidentale}, South Africa Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Cape Town, South Africa Name Changed
13 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Central District {Capo di Buona Speranza, Distretto Centrale}, South Africa Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Oudtshoorn, South Africa Name Changed
13 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Benkoelen, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Palembang, Indonesia Elevated
13 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Northern Transvaal {Transvaal Settentrionale}, South Africa ElevatedTerritorial Abbey of Pietersburg, South Africa Elevated
13 JunVicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District {Capo de Buona Speranza, Distretto Orientale}, South Africa Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Port Elizabeth, South Africa Name Changed
22 JunVicariate Apostolic of Tripolitana, Libya Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Tripoli, Libya Name Changed
22 JunVicariate Apostolic of Cirenaica, Libya Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Derna, Libya Erected
22 JunVicariate Apostolic of Cirenaica, Libya Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Benghazi, Libya Name Changed
22 JunVicariate Apostolic of Tripolitana, Libya Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Misurata, Libya Erected
11 JulVicariate Apostolic of Upper Congo {Congo Superiore}, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
11 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Mount Currie, South Africa ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kokstad, South Africa Elevated
11 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Lang Són et Cao Bang, Viet Nam ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Lang Són et Cao Bang, Viet Nam Elevated
11 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Peng-yang, Korea (North) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Heijo, Korea (North) Elevated
11 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Yangku [Yanggu], China ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Yangku [Yanggu], China Elevated
20 JulDiocese of Massa Carrara, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Apuania, Italy Name Changed
20 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Multan, Pakistan ElevatedDiocese of Multan, Pakistan Elevated
20 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Wuchow [Wuzhou], China ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Wuchow [Wuzhou], China Elevated
22 JulArchdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland, USA Name ChangedArchdiocese of Baltimore-Washington, Maryland, USA Name Changed
22 JulArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Caxias do Maranhão, Maranho, Brazil Erected
22 JulTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú, Brazil
Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Maranho, Brazil
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Pinheiro, Maranho, Brazil Erected
29 OctMisioneros Javerianos de Yarumal Approbation
11 NovApostolic Administration of Southern Albania {Albania Meridionale} (Albanian) Erected
14 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Luapula Superiore, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
25 NovDiocese of Natal, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Erected
12 DecMissionaries of the Holy Spirit Approbation
16 DecArchdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Diocese of Tucson, Arizona, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Gallup, New Mexico, USA Erected

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