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The Year of Our Lord 1955

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe ElevatedDiocese of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe ElevatedDiocese of Gwelo, Zimbabwe Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Salisbury, Zimbabwe ElevatedArchdiocese of Salisbury, Zimbabwe Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Kengtung, Myanmar ElevatedDiocese of Kengtung, Myanmar Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Mandalay, Myanmar ElevatedArchdiocese of Mandalay, Myanmar Elevated
1 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Ogoja, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Ogoja, Nigeria Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Rangoon, Myanmar (Bassein, Henzada, and Myaungmya) Territory LostDiocese of Bassein, Myanmar Erected
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Toungoo, Myanmar ElevatedDiocese of Toungoo, Myanmar Elevated
1 JanVicariate Apostolic of Rangoon, Myanmar ElevatedArchdiocese of Rangoon, Myanmar Elevated
5 FebDiocese of Apuania, Italy (S. Nicolai in Caprigliola and of S. Martini in Albiano) Territory LostDiocese of Luni o La Spezia, Sarzana e Brugnato, Italy Territory Added
18 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale} ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Northern Norway {Norvegia Settentrionale} Elevated
21 FebVicariate Apostolic of Koango o Kwango, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
21 FebDiocese of Benin City, Nigeria
Diocese of Kaduna, Nigeria
Prefecture Apostolic of Oturkpo, Nigeria
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kabba, Nigeria (Civil Province of Kabba) Erected
21 FebVicariate Apostolic of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia (Residency of East Kalimantan (except Kewedanaan Kutai Selatan)) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Samarinda, Indonesia Erected
21 FebArchdiocese of Sydney, Australia
Diocese of Wollongong, Australia
Territory Added
25 FebVicariate Apostolic of Finland {Finlandia} ElevatedDiocese of Helsinki, Finland Elevated
25 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Kagoshima, Japan ElevatedDiocese of Kagoshima, Japan Elevated
25 FebArchdiocese of Malacca, Singapore (Negri Sembüan, Pahang, Trangganu, and Selangor) Territory LostDiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Erected
25 FebArchdiocese of Malacca, Singapore (Peralc, Kelantan, Kedah, Perlis and the colony of Penang) Territory LostDiocese of Penang, Malaysia Erected
25 FebArchdiocese of Malacca, Singapore Name ChangedArchdiocese of Malacca-Singapore Name Changed
6 MarArchdiocese of Panamá (Bocas del Toro and Chiriquí) Territory LostDiocese of David, Panama Erected
6 MarArchdiocese of Panamá (becomes a Metropolitan) Elevated
7 MarDiocese of Tunja, Colombia (Duitama, Tibasosa, Sagamoso, Nobsa, Mongui, Tópaga, Mongua, Gámeza, Corrales, Floresta, Labranzagrande, Pisva, Paya, Morcóte, Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Cerinza, Belén, Tutasá, Paz de Rio, Betéitiva, Tasco, Socha, Socotá, Jericó, Sativasur, Sativanorte, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Duitama, Colombia Erected
5 AprDiocese of Uberaba, Brazil (S. Antonio de Patos, N.S. do Rosario de Patos, Araxá, Coromandel, Ibiá, Pratinha, Lagoa Formosa, Sant'Ana de Patos, Presidente Olegario, Patrocinio, Serra do Salitre, Abadia dos Dourados, Monte Carmelo, Perdizes, Carmo do Paranaiba, Desemboque, and ...) Territory LostDiocese of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
5 AprDiocese of Bacolod, Philippines (Negros Oriental, Siquijor Island, and S. Carlos, Calatrava, Toboso, and Escalante) Territory LostDiocese of Dumaguete, Philippines Erected
21 AprApostolic Administration of Copiapó, Chile ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Copiapó, Chile Elevated
29 AprMission "Sui Iuris" of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau Elevated
29 AprEparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India (Quilon (except some of "taluk" Shenkotta, Pathanamthitta, Tiruvalla, and Ampalapuzha), Chirayinkit, Nedumangad, Trivandrum , Neyyatinkara, Thovala, Agasteeswaram, Kalkulam, and Vilavankode) Territory Added
29 AprEparchy of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar), India Territory Added
29 AprEparchy of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar), India (Civil district of South Kanara, Mysore include Mandya, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Shimoga, along with the province of Coorg, the Nilgiris and part of the Coimbatore civil district) Territory Added
29 AprEparchy of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India (Ooimbatore (except Kollegal and part of Gobichettypalaam) and Palghat, Malluvanad, Chittur, Nelliampathy, and Karur) Territory Added
8 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Aysén, Chile ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Aysén, Chile Elevated
8 MayArchdiocese of Nagpur, India (Amravati, Akola, Yeotmal, Buldana, Nander, Parbhana, and Aurungabad) Territory LostDiocese of Amravati, India Erected
8 MayArchdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya (Coast, and the Islands of Zanziabr and Pemba) Territory LostDiocese of Mombasa e Zanzibar, Kenya Erected
8 MayDiocese of Ajmer, India (Multan) Territory LostDiocese of Rawalpindi, Pakistan Territory Added
8 MayDiocese of Multan, Pakistan (Dera Ismail and Bhakkar) Territory LostDiocese of Rawalpindi, Pakistan Territory Added
13 MayDiocese of Ajmer, India Name ChangedDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur, India Name Changed
20 MayArchdiocese of Toledo, Spain (Guadalajara, Brihuega, Pastrana, and Tomajón) Territory LostDiocese of Sigüenza, Spain Territory Added
20 MayDiocese of Ávila, Spain (19 parishes in Toledo) Territory LostArchdiocese of Toledo, Spain Territory Added
20 MayDiocese of Cuenca, Spain (9 parishes in Toledo) Territory LostArchdiocese of Toledo, Spain Territory Added
20 MayDiocese of Cuenca, Spain (Sacedón in Guadalajara) Territory LostDiocese of Sigüenza, Spain Territory Added
20 MayDiocese of Cochin, India Territory LostDiocese of Trivandrum, India Territory Added
12 JunArchdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines (Abra) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Bangued, Philippines Erected
12 JunDiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines (Santa Cruz, Candelaria, and Masinloc)
Diocese of San Fernando, Philippines (Subie, Olongapo, Castillejos, S. Marcellino, S. Antonio, S. Narciso, Felipe, Cabangan, Botolan, Iba, and Palawig)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Iba, Philippines Erected
22 JunDiocese of Asti, Italy (Saretto (in Cisterna d'Asti) and S. Rochi (in Monta d'Alba)) Territory LostDiocese of Alba (Pompea), Italy Territory Added
22 JunDiocese of Alba (Pompea), Italy (Lame (in Canale)) Territory LostDiocese of Asti, Italy Territory Added
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