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The Year of Our Lord 1953

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
unknownMission "Sui Iuris" of Siria e Cilicia, Syria Suppressed
unknownDelegation to Palestine, TransJordan, and Cyprus Name ChangedDelegation to Jerusalem, Palestine, Jordan, and Cyprus Name Changed
unknownSacerdoti Missionari della Regalità di Cristo Founded
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
9 JanDiocese of Amos, Québec, Canada (Boundaries clarified)
Diocese of Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada (Boundaries clarified)
Territory Added
19 JanArchdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia (Latin name drops "in Colombia") Name Changed
19 JanArchdiocese of Granada, Spain (Canjáyar and Río de Almería along with Canjáyar, Ohanes, Almócita, Beires, Padules, Ragol, Distinción, Bentarique, Illar, Terque, Huécija, Alicún, Alhama de Almería, Alhabia, Alsodux, Santa Cruz de Márchena, Alboloduy, and Nacimiento) Territory LostDiocese of Almería, Spain Territory Added
23 JanDiocese of Cajamarca, Peru (Part of Jaen) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of San Francisco Javier, Peru Territory Added
2 FebVicariate Apostolic of Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe (Melsetter and Chipinga)
Vicariate Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Inyange, Matoni, and Umtali)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Umtali, Zimbabwe Erected
2 FebVicariate Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Gwelo and Selukwe) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe Territory Added
4 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale} [Mellom-Norge] ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Central Norway {Norvegia Centrale} Elevated
16 FebDiocese of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada (Boundaries adjusted)
Diocese of Saint George’s, Newfoundland, Canada (Boundaries adjusted)
Archdiocese of Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada (Boundaries adjusted)
Territory Added
19 FebArchdiocese of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Bermuda Islands) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles Erected
21 FebNunciature to Syria (to Internunciature) Elevated
6 MarVicariate Apostolic of Nouna, Burkina Faso (Mopti, Dienne, Bandiagara (except Bai), and Douentza) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Gao, Mali Territory Added
6 MarVicariate Apostolic of Nouna, Burkina Faso (Bounoumba, Dielizangasso, Dioundiou, Kassorola, Moribila, Menesso, Ouaki, Souroutouna, and Toulakoulouba (belonging to San)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sikasoo, Mali Territory Added
24 MarDiocese of Aliwal, South Africa (De Aar, Hopetown, Hanover, Middelburg, Britstown, Philipstown, Richmond, and Oolesberg) 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.) (Sankuru, Mbujimayi (aka Busbimaie), and Lomami) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
24 MarVicariate Apostolic of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Region contained by the rivers Sankuru, Lombele, Lulua, Lele, Luele, Lueme, and Kasai) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Mweka, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
24 MarDelegation to Great Britain (Added Bermuda Islands) Territory Added
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
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Calapan, Philippines (Islands of Semirara, Calauya, Sibay, Libaton, Sibilon, and Libigao) Territory LostArchdiocese of Jaro, Philippines Territory Added
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Kampala, Uganda ElevatedDiocese of Kampala, Uganda Elevated
14 AprDiocese of Orense, Spain (Clarify boundaries)
Diocese of Tuy, Spain (Clarify boundaries)
Territory Added
28 AprMisioneros de Guadalupe Approbation
29 AprVicariate Apostolic of Denmark ElevatedDiocese of København {Copenhagen}, Denmark Elevated
2 MayDelegation to Iran ElevatedNunciature to Iran (to Internunciature) Elevated
2 MayDiocese of Tacámbaro, Michoacán, México (Aquila, Coahuayana, and Villa Victoria) Territory LostDiocese of Colima, México Territory Added
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 (Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Sisaket, Itbon, Chaiyaphum, Buriram, Khorat, and Surin) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Ubon, Thailand Erected
7 MayVicariate Apostolic of Thare, Thailand (Loi, Nongkhai, Khonken, and Udon) 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 Alep [Beroea, Halab], Syria (Portion in Lebanon) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Beirut {Bairut}, Lebanon Erected
26 JunVicariate Apostolic of Merauke, Indonesia (Mimika) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia Territory Added
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 (Turkana, West Suk, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Nakuru, Baringo, Elgeyo, and Mara Kwet, except Nandi) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Eldoret, Kenya Erected
29 JunVicariate Apostolic of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Wankie and part of Shangani)
Vicariate Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Sebungwe)
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 (Borau) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Maiduguri, Nigeria Erected
29 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Kaduna, Nigeria (Sokoto and Katsina) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sokoto, Nigeria Erected
29 JunVicariate Apostolic of Arabia, Yemen (Kuwait) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kuwait Erected
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