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The Year of Our Lord 1954

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6 JanVicariate Apostolic of Costermansville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
17 JanArcheparchy of Perat-Maishan (Chaldean), Iraq Name ChangedArcheparchy of Bassorah {Basra} (Chaldean), Iraq Name Changed
25 JanDiocese of Pistoia e Prato, Italy SplitDiocese of Pistoia, Italy
Diocese of Prato, Italy
11 FebDiocese of Lingayen, Philippines Name ChangedDiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines Name Changed
21 FebDiocese of Mariannhill, South Africa Territory LostDiocese of Umzimkulu, South Africa Erected
22 FebDiocese of Gerace (-Santa Maria di Polsi), Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Gerace-Locri (-Santa Maria di Polsi), Italy Name Changed
5 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Tumaco, Colombia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Guapi, Colombia Erected
5 AprVicariate Apostolic of Ouidah, Benin Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Porto Novo, Benin Erected
16 AprApostolic Administration of Laodicea (Maronite), Syria Erected
30 AprDiocese of Mobile, Alabama, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Mobile-Birmingham, Alabama, USA Name Changed
10 MayDiocese of Manizales, Colombia ElevatedArchdiocese of Manizales, Colombia Elevated
7 JunDiocese of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela (Anzoátegui) Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona, Venezuela Erected
7 JunDiocese of Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Diocese of Calabozo, Venezuela
Territory LostDiocese of Guanare, Venezuela Erected
7 JunDiocese of Calabozo, Venezuela
Diocese of San Cristóbal de Venezuela
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela Erected
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Bangui, Central African Republic Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bangassou, Central African Republic Erected
14 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia Elevated
14 JunVicariate Apostolic of Pontianak, Indonesia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ketapang, Indonesia Erected
14 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Koudougou, Burkina Faso Elevated
16 JunOrdinariate of France, Faithful of Eastern Rites Erected
29 JunArchdiocese of Mardin (Armenian), Turkey Territory LostArcheparchy of Baghdad (Armenian), Iraq
Eparchy of Kamichlié (Armenian), Syria
2 JulArchdiocese of Acerenza e Matera, Italy SplitArchdiocese of Acerenza, Italy
Archdiocese of Matera, Italy
5 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Jabalpur, India ElevatedDiocese of Jabalpur, India Elevated
5 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Jhansi, India ElevatedDiocese of Jhansi, India Elevated
5 JulVicariate Apostolic of Ghardaïa nel Sahara, Algeria
Diocese of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}, Spain
Vicariate Apostolic of Rabat, Morocco
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Spanish Sahara and Ifni {Sahara Español e Ifni}, Western Sahara Erected
18 JulArchdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Santo André, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
26 JulDiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador
Diocese of Loja, Ecuador
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of El Oro, Ecuador Erected
30 JulVicariate Apostolic of Caroní, Venezuela Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Tucupita, Venezuela Erected
15 AugArchdiocese of Sens (-Auxerre), France Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Mission de France o Pontigny, France Erected
19 AugDiocese of Alajuela, Costa Rica
Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica
Territory LostDiocese of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica Erected
6 OctDiocese of Beira, Mozambique Territory LostDiocese of Quelimane, Mozambique Erected
27 OctDiocese of Oviedo, Spain ElevatedArchdiocese of Oviedo, Spain Elevated
12 NovArchdiocese of Perth, Australia Territory LostDiocese of Bunbury, Australia Erected
20 NovArchdiocese of Cartagena, Colombia
Vicariate Apostolic of San Jorge, Colombia
Territory LostDiocese of Montería, Colombia Erected
20 NovSons of Divine Providence Approbation
2 DecDiocese of San Miguel, El Salvador Territory LostDiocese of Santiago de María, El Salvador Erected
2 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Kuwait ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kuwait Elevated
20 DecDiocese of Caxias do Maranhão, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas, Maranhão, Brazil Erected
20 DecDiocese of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil Erected
28 DecArchdiocese of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected


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