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The Year of Our Lord 1940

Diocese Events

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12 JanVicariate Apostolic of Wonsan, Korea (North) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kanko o Hamheung, Korea (North) Name Changed
12 JanDiocese of Allahabad, India Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Jhansi, India Erected
12 JanArchdiocese of Agra, India
Diocese of Allahabad, India
Territory LostDiocese of Lucknow, India Erected
12 JanTerritorial Abbey of Tokugen o Tokwon, Korea (North) Erected
13 FebDiocese of Mysore, India Territory LostDiocese of Bangalore, India Erected
13 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Fushun, China ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Fushun [Fushun], China Elevated
13 FebDiocese of Nellore, India Territory LostDiocese of Guntur, India Erected
13 FebVicariate Apostolic of Gimma, Ethiopia
Prefecture Apostolic of Neghelli, Ethiopia
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Hosanna, Ethiopia Erected
13 FebVicariate Apostolic of Gimma, Ethiopia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Endeber, Ethiopia Erected
17 FebDiocese of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Aysén, Chile Erected
29 FebDiocese of Trujillo, Peru Territory LostDiocese of Piura, Peru Erected
9 AprVicariate Apostolic of Costa d’Avorio Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Name Changed
9 AprVicariate Apostolic of Costa d’Avorio Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Sassandra, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
9 AprMission "Sui Iuris" of Kiamusze [Jiamusi], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Jiamusi [Kiamusze], China Elevated
28 MayVicariate Apostolic of Oubangui Chari, Central African Republic Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Bangui, Central African Republic Name Changed
28 MayVicariate Apostolic of Foumban, Cameroon
Vicariate Apostolic of Oubangui Chari, Central African Republic
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Berbérati, Central African Republic Erected
11 JunScarboro Foreign Mission Society Approbation
25 JunVicariate Apostolic of Batavia, Indonesia Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Semarang, Indonesia Erected
25 JunMission "Sui Iuris" of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
9 JulVicariate Apostolic of Orange River, South Africa Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Keimoes, South Africa Name Changed
9 JulDiocese of Chittagong, Bangladesh Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Akyab, Myanmar Erected
13 JulArchdiocese of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Chapada, Brazil Erected
4 SepTerritorial Prelature of Mozambico Territory LostDiocese of Beira, Mozambique
Diocese of Nampula, Mozambique
4 SepDiocese of Macau, China Territory LostDiocese of Díli, Timor-Leste Erected
4 SepTerritorial Prelature of Mozambico ElevatedArchdiocese of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique Elevated
4 SepDiocese of Angola e Congo Territory LostDiocese of Nova Lisboa, Angola
Diocese of Silva Porto, Angola
4 SepDiocese of Angola e Congo ElevatedArchdiocese of Luanda, Angola Elevated
4 SepDiocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau Erected
17 DecPaulist Fathers Approbation


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