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The Year of Our Lord 1959

Diocese Events

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16 JulVicariate Apostolic of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Daru, Papua New Guinea Erected
16 JulVicariate Apostolic of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Yule Island, Papua New Guinea Erected
16 JulDiocese of Kaduna, Nigeria ElevatedArchdiocese of Kaduna, Nigeria Elevated
25 JulDiocese of Galveston, Texas, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA Name Changed
25 JulVicariate Apostolic of Eritrea Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Asmara, Ethiopia Name Changed
1 AugDiocese of Ugento, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy Name Changed
1 SepDiocese of Sonora, México Name ChangedDiocese of Hermosillo, Sonora, México Name Changed
13 OctPrefecture Apostolic of Eldoret, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Eldoret, Kenya Elevated
20 OctDiocese of Kisumu, Kenya
Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ngong, Kenya Erected
20 OctVicariate Apostolic of Endeh, Indonesia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Weetebula, Indonesia Erected
28 OctIstituto del Prado Approbation
3 NovDiocese of Tamale, Ghana Territory LostDiocese of Wa, Ghana Erected
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Basankusu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Boma, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Bondo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedArchdiocese of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Buta, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Buta, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Usumbura, Burundi ElevatedDiocese of Usumbura, Burundi Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Beni nel Congo Belga {Belgian Congo} ElevatedDiocese of Beni nel Congo Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Lac Albert, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Bunia, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kitega, Burundi ElevatedArchdiocese of Gitega, Burundi Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Goma, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Ipamu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Ipamu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Inongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kabgayi, Rwanda ElevatedArchdiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kasongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Kasongo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedArchdiocese of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Lulua, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Kamina, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Kikwit, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Kindu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedArchdiocese of Léopoldville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Stanley-ville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedArchdiocese of Stanley-ville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Lisala, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Luebo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Luebo, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Katanga, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedArchdiocese of Elisabethville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Matadi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedArchdiocese of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Ubanghi Belga {Belgian Ubanghi}, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Molegbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Ngozi, Burundi ElevatedDiocese of Ngozi, Burundi Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Nyundo, Rwanda ElevatedDiocese of Nyundo, Rwanda Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Tshumbe, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Wamba, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Wamba, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
10 NovVicariate Apostolic of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
13 NovVicariate Apostolic of Kimberley in Western Australia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kimberleys, Australia Name Changed
14 NovDiocese of Barra (do Rio Grande), Bahia, Brazil
Diocese of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil
Diocese of Caetité, Bahia, Brazil
Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Ruy Barbosa (Rui Barbosa), Bahia, Brazil Erected
17 NovVicariate Apostolic of Bangkok, Thailand Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Chieng-Mai, Thailand Erected
17 NovVicariate Apostolic of Medan, Indonesia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sibolga, Indonesia Erected
2 DecCardinal Titular Church of Santi Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari Established
2 DecCardinal Titular Church of San Saba Established
2 DecCardinal Titular Church of San Teodoro Established
11 DecDiocese of Sarba (Maronite), Lebanon Erected
12 DecDiocese of Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Jales, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
19 DecVicariate Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Manokwari, Indonesia Erected
19 DecVicariate Apostolic of Kuching, Malaysia Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Miri, Malaysia Erected

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