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The Year of Our Lord 1956

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownTerritorial Prelature of Bananal, Brazil Territory Added
unknownClerical Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles Founded
22 JanDiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador ElevatedArchdiocese of Guayaquil, Ecuador Elevated
28 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bermuda Islands, Antilles Elevated
1 FebDiocese of Araçuaí (Arassuaí), Minas Gerais, Brazil
Diocese of Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Archdiocese of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
1 FebDiocese of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Londrina, Brazil Erected
1 FebDiocese of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Maringá, Brazil Erected
20 FebDiocese of Castries, Saint Lucia, Antilles Erected
20 FebArchdiocese of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Antilles Territory LostDiocese of Saint George’s in Grenada, Grenada, Antilles (Grenada) Erected
20 FebDiocese of Meru, Kenya
Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kitui, Kenya Erected
20 FebArchdiocese of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Territory LostDiocese of Koupéla, Burkina Faso Erected
20 FebArchdiocese of Agra, India Territory LostDiocese of Meerut, India Erected
29 FebVicariate Apostolic of Giamaica o Jamaica, Jamaica, Antilles ElevatedDiocese of Kingston, Jamaica, Antilles Elevated
29 FebVicariate Apostolic of French Guiana-Cayenne, French Guyana, Antilles ElevatedDiocese of Cayenne (Cajenna), French Guyana, Antilles Elevated
29 FebVicariate Apostolic of British Guiana, Guyana, Antilles ElevatedDiocese of Georgetown, Guyana, Antilles Elevated
29 FebVicariate Apostolic of Belize, Belize ElevatedDiocese of Belize, Belize Elevated
29 FebDiocese of Veroli, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Veroli-Frosinone, Italy Name Changed
2 MarVicariate Apostolic of Ucayali, Peru Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Pucallpa, Peru Erected
2 MarVicariate Apostolic of Ucayali, Peru Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Requena, Peru Erected
2 MarVicariate Apostolic of Ucayali, Peru Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of San Ramón, Peru Erected
26 MarArchdiocese of Goiás, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Formosa, Goias, Brazil Erected
26 MarArchdiocese of Goiás, Brazil Territory LostArchdiocese of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil Erected
26 MarArchdiocese of Goiás, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Goiás, Goias, Brazil (Archdiocese to Diocese) Elevated
26 MarTerritorial Prelature of Jataí, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Jataí, Goias, Brazil Elevated
26 MarArchdiocese of Goiás, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Uruaçu (Uruassu), Goias, Brazil Erected
26 MarTerritorial Prelature of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil Erected
7 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Vichada, Colombia Erected
23 AprVicariate Apostolic of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Vicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
23 AprDiocese of Keta, Ghana
Diocese of Tamale, Ghana
Territory LostDiocese of Navrongo, Ghana Erected
23 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Sintang, Indonesia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Sintang, Indonesia Elevated
29 AprVicariate Apostolic of Likuni, Malawi
Vicariate Apostolic of Zomba, Malawi
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Dedza, Malawi Erected
29 MayDiocese of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Cúcuta, Colombia Erected
29 MayArchdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Girardot, Colombia Erected
29 MayDiocese of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia ElevatedArchdiocese of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia Elevated
13 JunOrdinariate of Austria, Faithful of Eastern Rites Erected
14 JunDiocese of Jessore, Bangladesh Name ChangedDiocese of Khulna, Bangladesh Name Changed
25 JunDiocese of Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire Territory LostDiocese of Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
2 JulDiocese of Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Erected
2 JulDiocese of Savannah-Atlanta, Georgia, USA SplitDiocese of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, USA
Split
2 JulDiocese of Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, USA Erected
2 JulDiocese of Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Diocese of Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
UnitedDiocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA United
2 JulDiocese of Pesqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Afogados da Ingazeira, Pernambuco, Brazil Erected
18 JulDiocese of Portalegre, Portugal Name ChangedDiocese of Portalegre-Castelo Branco, Portugal Name Changed
20 JulApostolic Exarchate of Stamford (Ukrainian), USA Erected
29 JulEparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese), India ElevatedArcheparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese), India Elevated
29 JulArchdiocese of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabarese), India Territory LostDiocese of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese), India Erected
3 AugDiocese of Patna, India Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Bhagalpur, India Erected
9 AugDiocese of Maswa, Tanzania Name ChangedDiocese of Shinyanga, Tanzania Name Changed
11 AugDiocese of Pamplona (-Tudela), Spain ElevatedArchdiocese of Pamplona (-Tudela), Spain Elevated
16 SepDiocese of Zacapa, Guatemala Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, Guatemala Erected
3 NovApostolic Exarchate of Manitoba (Ukrainian), Canada ElevatedArcheparchy of Winnipeg (Ukrainian), Manitoba, Canada Elevated
3 NovApostolic Exarchate of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada ElevatedEparchy of Edmonton (Ukrainian), Canada Elevated
3 NovApostolic Exarchate of Toronto (Ukrainian), Canada ElevatedEparchy of Toronto (Ukrainian), Canada Elevated
3 NovApostolic Exarchate of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), Canada ElevatedEparchy of Saskatoon (Ukrainian), Canada Elevated
11 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Samarai, Papua New Guinea ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Samarai, Papua New Guinea Elevated
11 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Aitape, Papua New Guinea ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Aitape, Papua New Guinea Elevated
14 NovVicariate Apostolic of Marocco o Marruecos, Morocco ElevatedArchdiocese of Tanger, Morocco Elevated
10 DecDiocese of Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA Territory LostDiocese of Gary, Indiana, USA Erected
15 DecPoveri Servi della Divina Provvidenza Approbation
17 DecDiocese of Cajamarca, Peru
Archdiocese of Trujillo, Peru
Territory LostDiocese of Chiclayo, Peru Erected
18 DecDiocese of Natchez, Mississippi, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Natchez-Jackson, Mississippi, USA Name Changed
19 DecDiocese of Garoua, Cameroon Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Pala, Chad Erected

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