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The Year of Our Lord 1952

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
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3 JanArchdiocese of Calcutta, India (Area in Pakistan)
Diocese of Krishnagar, India (Jessore, Kulna, Faridpur, Kustea, and Meherpur and Chuadanga (in Nadia))
Territory LostDiocese of Jessore, Bangladesh Erected
10 JanVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Northern region)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kivu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Shabunda, Mwenga, and Fizi)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kasongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
10 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Mbulu, Tanzania ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Mbulu, Tanzania Elevated
10 JanDiocese of Punta Arenas, Chile (Falkland Islands or the Falklands) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Falkland Islands o Malvinas Erected
10 JanVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundaries adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kivu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundaries adjusted)
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Boundaries adjusted)
Territory Added
10 JanVicariate Apostolic of Kivu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Costermansville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
17 JanDiocese of Chittagong, Bangladesh (Sylhet and parts in India)
Archdiocese of Dacca, Bangladesh (Tripura)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Haflong, India Erected
17 JanDiocese of Dinajpur, Bangladesh (Malda and West Dinajpur) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Malda, India Erected
17 JanDiocese of Lahore, Pakistan (Jammu) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Jullundur, India Erected
17 JanDiocese of Dinajpur, Bangladesh (Jalpaiguri and Cooch Bear) Territory LostDiocese of Jalpaiguri, India Erected
17 JanDiocese of Lahore, Pakistan (Jammu)
Diocese of Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Kashmir)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kashmir and Jammu, India Erected
19 JanDiocese of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Boundaries adjusted)
Diocese of Pouso Alegre, Brazil (Boundaries adjusted)
Territory Added
26 JanArchdiocese of Santa Severina, Italy (No longer a metropolitan) Territory Added
26 JanDiocese of Cariati, Italy (from Santa Severina) Metropolitan Changed
2 FebIstituto dei Sacerdoti del Cuore di Gesù Approbation
7 FebDiocese of Umtata, South Africa (St Mark’s, Tsomo, Ngqamakhwe, Butterworth, Dutywa, Centane, and Willowvale) Territory LostDiocese of Queenstown, South Africa Territory Added
14 FebVicariate Apostolic of Ruanda Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kabgayi, Rwanda Name Changed
14 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Northern Borneo {Borneo Settentrionale}, Malaysia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Jesselton, Malaysia (and name change) Elevated
14 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Northern Borneo {Borneo Settentrionale}, Malaysia (Brunei)
Prefecture Apostolic of Sarawak, Malaysia
ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kuching, Malaysia (and name change) Elevated
14 FebVicariate Apostolic of Ruanda (Nyundo, Murunda, Mummba, Rwmbura, Mubuga, Nyange, Birambo, and Muhororo) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nyundo, Rwanda Erected
14 FebVicariate Apostolic of Kengtung, Myanmar (Kayah and area south of 20th parallel) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Toungoo, Myanmar Territory Added
16 FebDiocese of Baker City, Oregon, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Baker, Oregon, USA Name Changed
16 FebDiocese of Amazonas, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (and name change) Elevated
16 FebDiocese of Lins, Sao Paulo, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Marília, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
16 FebDiocese of Natal, Brazil Territory LostArchdiocese of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Erected
16 FebDiocese of Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (from Paraíba) Metropolitan Changed
16 FebDiocese of Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (from Paraíba) Metropolitan Changed
16 FebTerritorial Prelature of Rio Branco, Brazil (from Belém do Pará) Metropolitan Changed
16 FebTerritorial Prelature of Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil (from Belém do Pará) Metropolitan Changed
16 FebTerritorial Prelature of Juruá, Acre, Brazil (from Belém do Pará) Metropolitan Changed
16 FebTerritorial Prelature of Lábrea, Amazonas, Brazil (from Belém do Pará) Metropolitan Changed
16 FebTerritorial Prelature of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil (from Belém do Pará) Metropolitan Changed
16 FebTerritorial Prelature of São Peregrino Laziosi no Alto Acre e Alto Purus, Brazil (from Belém do Pará) Metropolitan Changed
16 FebTerritorial Prelature of Alto Solimões, Amazonas, Brazil (from Belém do Pará) Metropolitan Changed
16 FebTerritorial Prelature of Tefé, Amazonas, Brazil (from Belém do Pará) Metropolitan Changed
21 FebVicariate Apostolic of Khartoum, Sudan (Abyei)
Prefecture Apostolic of Malakal, Sudan (Yrol)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bahr el-Ghazal, Sudan Territory Added
13 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Berbérati, Central African Republic ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Berbérati, Central African Republic Elevated
13 MarArchdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria (Ibadan and part of Oshogbo) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ibadan, Nigeria Erected
13 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Vientiane e Luang-Prabang, Laos ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos (and name change) Elevated
20 MarVicariate Apostolic of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Territory Added
3 AprDiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone (Northern civil province) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Makeni, Sierra Leone Erected
28 AprDelegation to Japan ElevatedNunciature to Japan (to Internunciature) Elevated
29 AprDiocese of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, Canada (Ontano)
Territory LostDiocese of Fort William, Ontario, Canada Erected
3 MayTerritorial Prelature of Bertrania en el Catatumbo, Colombia
Diocese of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia
Territory Added
3 MayArchdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil
Diocese of Taubaté, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Territory Added
15 MayVicariate Apostolic of Central New Guinea (Western part of the central territory) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Aitape, Papua New Guinea Erected
15 MayVicariate Apostolic of Central New Guinea Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Wewak, Papua New Guinea Name Changed
15 MayVicariate Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen, Papua New Guinea Name Changed
15 MayVicariate Apostolic of Shiré, Malawi Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Blantyre, Malawi Name Changed
15 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Indore, India ElevatedDiocese of Indore, India Elevated
15 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Katiola, Côte d’Ivoire (and name change) Elevated
15 MayVicariate Apostolic of Shiré, Malawi (Zomba, Liwonde, Southern Nyassa (Fort Johnston), and Ncheu) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Zomba, Malawi Erected
10 JunTerritorial Prelature of Los Ríos, Ecuador (Latin changed from Fluminensis) Name Changed
19 JunDiocese of Cochin, India (Southern part) Territory LostDiocese of Alleppey, India Erected
19 JunVicariate Apostolic of Palembang, Indonesia (Sumatra) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Padang, Indonesia Erected
19 JunVicariate Apostolic of Palembang, Indonesia (Teluk-Betung and Kroë) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Tandjung-Karang, Indonesia Erected
19 JunDiocese of Sendai, Japan (Oshima and Hakodate) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Sapporo, Japan Territory Added
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