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The Year of Our Lord 1956

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2 JulDiocese of Kansas City, Missouri, USA (Counties of: Saline, Pettis, Cooper, Benton, Morgan, Moniteau, Hickory, Camden, and Miller)
Diocese of Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA (Counties of: Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Shelby, Marion, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe, and Raleigh)
Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA (Counties of: Howard, Boone, Audrain, Pike, Callaway, Montgomery, Cole, Osage, Gasconade, Maries, Pulaski, Phelps, and Crawford)
Territory LostDiocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, USA Erected
2 JulDiocese of Savannah-Atlanta, Georgia, USA SplitDiocese of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Northern part with the border being the counties: Richmond, Jefferson, Glascock, Wilkinson, Washington, Twiggs, Bibb, Crawford, Taylor, Talbot, and Harris)
Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, USA
2 JulDiocese of Kansas City, Missouri, USA (Counties of: Cedar, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Barton, Dade, Greene, Webster, Wright, Jasper, Lawrence, Newton, Barry, Stone, Christian, Douglas, Donald, Taney, and the Ozarks)
Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA (Counties of: Dent, Iron, Texas, Shannon, Reynolds, Madison, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Howell, Oregon, Carter, Ripley, Wayne, Butler, Stoddard, Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin, and Pemiscott)
Territory LostDiocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, 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 (Itapetim, São José do Egito, Tabira, Afogados da Ingázeira, Carnaíba, Flores, Triunfo, Serra Talhada, and São José do Belmonte) 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 United States of America (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania (New York and New England) Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Stamford (Ukrainian), USA Erected
29 JulEparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedArcheparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
29 JulArcheparchy of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabar), India Territory LostDiocese of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
3 AugDiocese of Patna, India (Bhagalpur and Godda, Deogarh and Sarawan, along with Mandro Bungalow I, Mandro Bungalow II, and Mandro Hill Tract) 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
11 AugDiocese of Calahorra y La Calzada, Spain (from Burgos) Metropolitan Changed
11 AugDiocese of Jaca, Spain (from Zaragoza) Metropolitan Changed
11 AugDiocese of San Sebastián, Spain (from Burgos) Metropolitan Changed
14 SepPatriarchate of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal (Herdade das Faias, Núcleo das Faias da Colònia Agricola de Pegões, Parte dos Antigos Foros da Herdade de Pegões, Parte da Herdade de Pegões) Territory LostArchdiocese of Évora, Portugal Territory Added
14 SepArchdiocese of Évora, Portugal (Parte da Herdade do Arieiro, Herdade do Espirra, and Posto Sequeiro da Direcção-Geral dos Serviços Agrícolas) Territory LostPatriarchate of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal Territory Added
16 SepDiocese of Zacapa, Guatemala (Esquipulas) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, Guatemala Erected
19 SepDiocese of Astorga, Spain (Fasgar, Vegapujín, Posada de Omaña, Torrecillo, Barrio de la Puente, Villar de Omaña, Marzán, Cirujales y Villaverde, Omañuela, Rosales, Folloso, Campo y Santibéñez de la Lomba, Valdesamario y la Carandilla, Utrera, Andarraso, Castro de la Lomba, ...) Territory LostDiocese of León, Spain Territory Added
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), Alberta, 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
14 NovTitular See of Tingis Suppressed
10 DecDiocese of Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA (Counties of Lake, Porter, La Porte, and Starke) Territory LostDiocese of Gary, Indiana, USA Erected
15 DecPoveri Servi della Divina Provvidenza Approbation
17 DecDiocese of Cajamarca, Peru (Part of Caiamarca (Cutervo, Chota, and Santa Cruz))
Archdiocese of Trujillo, Peru (Lambayeque (Chiclayo, Lambayeque, and Ferreñafe))
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 (Mayo-Kebbi) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Pala, Chad Erected


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