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The Year of Our Lord 1953

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownVicariate Apostolic of Kampala, Uganda ElevatedDiocese of Kampala, Uganda Elevated
unknownMission "Sui Iuris" of Siria e Cilicia, Syria Territory Added
2 JanDiocese of Zulia, Venezuela Name ChangedDiocese of Maracaibo, Venezuela Name Changed
2 JanDiocese of Guayana, Venezuela Name ChangedDiocese of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela Name Changed
2 FebVicariate Apostolic of Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe
Vicariate Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Umtali, Zimbabwe Erected
4 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale} [Mellom-Norge] ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale} Elevated
19 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles Erected
24 MarDiocese of Aliwal, South Africa Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of De Aar, South Africa Erected
24 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Garoua, Cameroon ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Garoua, Cameroon Elevated
24 MarVicariate Apostolic of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
24 MarVicariate Apostolic of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Mweka, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania ElevatedArchdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Dodoma, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Dodoma, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Gulu, Uganda ElevatedDiocese of Gulu, Uganda Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Iringa, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Iringa, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Uganda ElevatedArchdiocese of Rubaga, Uganda Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Kigoma, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Kigoma, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Kisumu, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Kisumu, Kenya Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Masaka, Uganda ElevatedDiocese of Masaka, Uganda Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Mwanza, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Mwanza, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Mbulu, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Mbulu, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Mbeya, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Mbeya, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Kilima-Njaro, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Moshi, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Bagamoyo, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Morogoro, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Ruwenzori, Uganda ElevatedDiocese of Mbarara, Uganda Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Zanzibar, Kenya ElevatedArchdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Nyeri, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Nyeri, Kenya Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Maswa, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Maswa, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Karema, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Karema, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Tabora, Tanzania ElevatedArchdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Tororo, Uganda ElevatedDiocese of Tororo, Uganda Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Kagera Inferiore, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Rutabo, Tanzania Elevated
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Bukoba, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Bukoba, Tanzania Elevated
28 AprMisioneros de Guadalupe Approbation
29 AprVicariate Apostolic of Denmark ElevatedDiocese of København {Copenhagen}, Denmark Elevated
7 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Alto Orinoco, Venezuela ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela Elevated
7 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Fort Jameson, Zambia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Fort Jameson, Zambia Elevated
7 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Meru, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Meru, Kenya Elevated
7 MayVicariate Apostolic of Thare, Thailand Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Ubon, Thailand Erected
7 MayVicariate Apostolic of Thare, Thailand Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Udonthani, Thailand Erected
7 MayVicariate Apostolic of Southern Burma {Birmania Meridionale}, Myanmar Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Rangoon, Myanmar Name Changed
4 JunVicariate Apostolic of Beirut {Bairut}, Lebanon Erected
29 JunVicariate Apostolic of Sweden ElevatedDiocese of Stockholm, Sweden Elevated
29 JunVicariate Apostolic of Oslo, Norway ElevatedDiocese of Oslo, Norway Elevated
29 JunDiocese of Kisumu, Kenya Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Eldoret, Kenya Erected
29 JunVicariate Apostolic of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Vicariate Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Wankie, Zimbabwe Erected
29 JunVicariate Apostolic of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
29 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Jos, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Jos, Nigeria Elevated
29 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Kaduna, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Kaduna, Nigeria Elevated
29 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Jos, Nigeria Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Maiduguri, Nigeria Erected
29 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Kaduna, Nigeria Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sokoto, Nigeria Erected
29 JunVicariate Apostolic of Arabia, Yemen Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kuwait Erected
6 JulArchdiocese of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Territory LostDiocese of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Erected
6 AugDiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, USA Territory LostDiocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA Erected
6 AugDiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, USA ElevatedArchdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, USA Elevated
6 AugDiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, USA Territory LostDiocese of Norwich, Connecticut, USA Erected
7 AugArchdiocese of Pondicherry, India Name ChangedArchdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India Name Changed
19 SepDiocese of Bangalore, India ElevatedArchdiocese of Bangalore, India Elevated
19 SepArchdiocese of Goa e Damão, India
Diocese of Poona, India
Territory LostDiocese of Belgaum, India Erected
19 SepDiocese of Hyderabad, India ElevatedArchdiocese of Hyderabad, India Elevated
19 SepDiocese of Madurai, India ElevatedArchdiocese of Madurai, India Elevated
19 SepDiocese of Nagpur, India ElevatedArchdiocese of Nagpur, India Elevated
19 SepDiocese of Ranchi, India ElevatedArchdiocese of Ranchi, India Elevated
19 SepDiocese of Malacca, Singapore ElevatedArchdiocese of Malacca, Singapore Elevated
25 SepArchdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Territory LostDiocese of La Vega, Dominican Republic Erected
25 SepArchdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic Erected
25 SepArchdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Territory LostDiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic Erected
25 SepArchdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (becomes a Metropolitan (again)) Elevated
4 OctPriestly Society of Saint Jacques Founded
20 OctDiocese of Dallas, Texas, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA Name Changed
22 OctArchdiocese of Sevilla {Seville}, Spain Territory LostDiocese of Huelva, Spain Erected
28 OctPrefecture Apostolic of Sulu, Philippines Erected
16 NovVicariate Apostolic of Napo, Ecuador Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Aguarico, Ecuador Erected
21 NovMilitary Ordinariate of Great Britain, Military Erected
31 DecDiocese of Calicut, India Territory LostEparchy of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabarese), India Erected

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