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The Year of Our Lord 1950

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
unknownPriests of Notre Dame de Vie Founded
unknownSacerdoti del Sacro Cuore di Gesù Founded
14 JanDiocese of Springfield in Massachusetts, USA (Worcester county) Territory LostDiocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Erected
19 JanDiocese of Cuneo, Italy (Boundaries adjusted)
Diocese of Mondovi, Italy (Boundaries adjusted)
Territory Added
24 JanDiocese of Penne e Pescara, Italy (27 parishes bounded by Fano Adriano, Pietracamela, Tossiccia, Colledara, Isola del Gran Sasso, and Castelli) Territory LostDiocese of Teramo e Atri, Italy Territory Added
1 FebTerritorial Abbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary (Nagytelep) Territory LostDiocese of Veszprém, Hungary Territory Added
2 FebVicariate Apostolic of Liberia, Liberia (Eastern part) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Cape Palmas, Liberia Erected
2 FebVicariate Apostolic of Liberia, Liberia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Monrovia, Liberia Name Changed
2 FebVicariate Apostolic of Karema, Tanzania (Unyamwanga)
Vicariate Apostolic of Mbeya, Tanzania (Unyamwanga)
Territory Added
7 FebVicariate Apostolic of Batavia, Indonesia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Djakarta, Indonesia Name Changed
10 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Victoria Falls, Zambia
Vicariate Apostolic of Windhoek, Namibia (Eastern Caprivi Strip)
ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Livingstone, Zambia Elevated
10 MarPrefecture Apostolic of San Jorge, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of San Jorge, Colombia Elevated
15 MarDelegation to Indonesia ElevatedNunciature to Indonesia (as Internunciature) Elevated
19 MarSociety of Joseleitos of Christ Established
19 MarDiocese of Terracina, Priverno e Sezze, Italy (Latina) Territory LostDiocese of Velletri, Italy Territory Added
19 MarDiocese of Velletri, Italy (St. Donatus (of Savoy)) Territory LostDiocese of Terracina, Priverno e Sezze, Italy Territory Added
28 MarDiocese of Lipa, Philippines (Island of Marinduque and southern part of Quezon) Territory LostDiocese of Lucena, Philippines Erected
18 AprTerritorial Prelature of Río Magdalena, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Barrancabermeja, Colombia Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Accra, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Accra, Ghana Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Buéa, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Buéa, Cameroon Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Asaba-Benin, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Benin City, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Calabar, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Calabar, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Costa d’Oro {Gold Coast}, Ghana ElevatedArchdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Sierra Leone ElevatedDiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone Elevated
18 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Hungtung [Hongdong], China ElevatedDiocese of Hongdong [Hungtung], China Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Volta Inferiore, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Keta, Ghana Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Kumasi, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Kumasi, Ghana Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Lagos, Nigeria ElevatedArchdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Benue, Nigeria Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Oturkpo, Nigeria Name Changed
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Owerri, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Owerri, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Onitsha, Nigeria ElevatedArchdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Ondo-Ilorin, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Ondo, Nigeria Elevated
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Kilima-Njaro, Tanzania (Tanga, Pangani, Handeni, and Lushoto) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Tanga, Tanzania Erected
18 AprVicariate Apostolic of Navrongo, Ghana ElevatedDiocese of Tamale, Ghana Elevated
22 AprSociety of Christ for Polish Immigrants Decretum Laudis
25 AprDiocese of Lipa, Philippines (Island of Polillo and northern part of Quezon) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Infanta, Philippines Erected
5 MayArchdiocese of Brisbane, Australia (Boundries adjusted)
Diocese of Toowoomba, Australia (Boundries adjusted)
Territory Added
5 MayArchdiocese of Adelaide, Australia (Eyre penisula) Territory LostDiocese of Port Augusta, Australia Territory Added
5 MayDiocese of Bathurst, Australia (Boundries adjusted)
Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia (Boundries adjusted)
Territory Added
6 MayDiocese of Chihuahua, México Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Tarahumara, Chihuahua, México Erected
6 MayDiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador (Galápagos islands (Isabela, Fernandina, S. Salvador, Santa Cruz, S. Cristóbal, etc)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Galápagos, Ecuador Erected
6 MayArchdiocese of Siracusa, Italy Name ChangedArchdiocese of Siracusa e Ragusa, Italy Name Changed
24 MayVicariate Apostolic of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundries adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Koango o Kwango, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundries adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundries adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundries adjusted)
Territory Added
26 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Kengtung, Myanmar ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kengtung, Myanmar Elevated
26 MayVicariate Apostolic of Douala, Cameroon (Ntem, Kribi, Sanaga maritime, and parts of Mungo and Wouri (left bank))
Vicariate Apostolic of Foumban, Cameroon (Bamoun, Bamileke, and parts of Mungo and Wouri (right bank))
Vicariate Apostolic of Yaoundé, Cameroon (Nyong, Sanaga, and Mbam)
Territory Added
27 MayDiocese of Cafelândia, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Lins, Sao Paulo, Brazil Name Changed
4 JunArchdiocese of México, Federal District (Almoloya Jurez, Coatepec Harinas, Ixtlahuaca, El Oro, Sultepec, Tejupilco, Temoaya, Teenancingo, Tenango dei Valle, Tianguistengo, Toluea, and Valle del Bravo) Territory LostDiocese of Toluca, México, México Erected
9 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Morondava, Madagascar (Maintirano and Morafenobe) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Tsiroanomandidy, Madagascar Territory Added
24 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe Elevated
24 JunVicariate Apostolic of Amboina, Indonesia (Southern part) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Merauke, Indonesia Erected
24 JunVicariate Apostolic of Musoma-Maswa, Tanzania SplitPrefecture Apostolic of Musoma, Tanzania (Musoma and Nord Mara)
Vicariate Apostolic of Maswa, Tanzania
Split
24 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Pingliang [Pingliang], China ElevatedDiocese of Pingliang [Pingliang], China Elevated
24 JunVicariate Apostolic of Maswa, Tanzania (Continental part of Wakerewe) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Mwanza, Tanzania Territory Added
30 JunCompagnia di San Paolo Approbation
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