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The Year of Our Lord 1960

Diocese Events

January to June


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16 JanArchdiocese of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil (Federal District) Territory LostArchdiocese of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil Erected
16 JanDiocese of Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Presidente Prudente, Alfredo Marcondes, Alvares Machado, Anhumas, Caiabú, Caiuá, Indiana, Marabá Paulista, Mirante do Paranapanema, Piquerobi, Pirapozinho, Presidente Bernardes, Presidente Epitácio, Presidente Venceslau, Regente Feijó, Sandovalina, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
16 JanArchdiocese of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Sâo Joâo da Boa Vista, Aguaí, Aguas da Prata, Caconde, Casa Branca, Divinolândia, Mococa, Mogi-Guaçu, Itobi, Pinhal, Santa Cruz das Palmeiras, Santo Antonio do Jardim, Sao José do Rio Pardo, Sao Sebastião da Grama, Tambaú, Tapiratiba, Vargem Grande do Sui) Territory LostDiocese of São João da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
19 JanSons of Charity Approbation
20 JanDiocese of Ondo, Nigeria (Ilorin) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Ilorin, Nigeria Erected
13 FebVicariate Apostolic of Keewatin, Manitoba, Canada
Vicariate Apostolic of Mackenzie, Northwest Territories, Canada
Territory Added
13 FebDiocese of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, México (from Veracruz-Jalapa) Metropolitan Changed
27 FebDiocese of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, Canada (Wabush region) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Labrador, Québec, Canada Territory Added
29 FebDiocese of Golfe St-Laurent, Québec, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Hauterive, Québec, Canada Name Changed
1 MarDiocese of Sokodé, Togo (Northern Region of Togo) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Dapango, Togo Erected
12 MarCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Andrea della Valle Established
12 MarCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Andrea delle Fratte Established
12 MarCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana Established
12 MarCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Eugenio Established
12 MarCardinal Titular Church of San Francesco d’Assisi a Ripa Grande Established
12 MarCardinal Titular Church of San Gioacchino ai Prati di Castello Established
12 MarCardinal Titular Church of San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini Established
12 MarCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria ai Monti Established
16 MarDelegation to Scandinavia Established
25 MarVicariate Apostolic of Thare, Thailand Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Thare and Nonseng, Thailand Name Changed
26 MarDiocese of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Casimiro de Abreu, Conceição de Macabu, Macaé, Santa Maria Madalena, São Sebastião do Alto, Trajano de Moráis, and parts of Cordeiro)
Diocese of Niterói (Nictheroy), Brazil (Bom Jardim, Cachoeiras de Macacu, Cantagalo, Duas Barras, Itaocara, Nova Friburgo, and parts of Cordeiro)
Diocese of Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Carmo and Sumidouro)
Territory LostDiocese of Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Erected
26 MarDiocese of Barra do Piraí, Brazil (Nova Iguacú, Nilópolis, Itaguaí, Mangaratiba, district of Tairetá, and region Sertâo (Vassouras))
Diocese of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (São João de Meriti)
Territory LostDiocese of Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Erected
26 MarDiocese of Niterói (Nictheroy), Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Elevated
26 MarDiocese of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (from São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro) Metropolitan Changed
26 MarDiocese of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (from São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro) Metropolitan Changed
13 AprDiocese of Multan, Pakistan (Lyalipur, Montgomery, and Jhang) Territory LostDiocese of Lyallpur, Pakistan Erected
25 AprDiocese of Morondava, Madagascar (Manja, Ankazoabo, Beroroha, Morombe, and southern Befandriana) Territory LostDiocese of Morombe, Madagascar Erected
30 AprDiocese of Ponce, Puerto Rico (Aguada, Aguadilla, Jayuya, Moca, Orocovis, Rincón, and San Sebastián)
Diocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Arecibo, Bareeloneta, Camuy, Ciales, Corozal, Dorado, Hatillo, Isabela, Lares, Manatí, Morovis, Quebradillas, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Utuado, Vega Alta, and Vega Baja)
Territory LostDiocese of Arecibo, Puerto Rico Erected
30 AprDiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Virgin Islands) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Virgin Islands, USA Erected
30 AprDiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico ElevatedArchdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico Elevated
30 AprArchdiocese of México, Federal District (Acolman, Amecameca, Apaxco, Ateneo (San Salvador), Atlautla, Axapusco, Ayapango, Coacalco, Cocotitlan, Chiautla, Chalco, Chicolopan, Chiconcuac, Chimalhacan, Ecatepec, Morelos, Ecatzingo, Hueypoxtla, Ixtapaluca, Jaltengo, Juchitepec, Melchor Ocampo, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Texcoco, México, México Erected
30 AprDiocese of Aracajú, Brazil (Propria, Amparo de São Francisco, Aquidabâ, Brejo Grande, Canhoba, Cedro de São João, Curituba, Garuru, Itabí, Jarapatuba, Japoatá, Malhada dos Bois, Monte Alegre de Sergipe, Muriceba, Neópolis, Nossa Senhora da Gloria, Pacatuba, Poco Redondo, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Propriá, Sergipe, Brazil Erected
30 AprDiocese of Aracajú, Brazil (Estancia, Arauá, Buquim, Cristinapolis, Indiaroba, Itabaianinha, Lagarto, Pedrinhas, Poco Verde, Riachäo do Dantas, Salgado, Santa Luzia do Itanhi, Simâo Dias, Tobias Barreto, Tomar do Geru, and Umbaúba) Territory LostDiocese of Estância, Sergipe, Brazil Erected
30 AprDiocese of Aracajú, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Aracajú, Sergipe, Brazil Elevated
30 AprArchdiocese of La Serena, Chile
Diocese of San Felipe, Chile
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Illapel, Chile Erected
30 AprDiocese of Ponce, Puerto Rico (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
10 MayVicariate Apostolic of Khartoum, Sudan Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of El Obeid, Sudan Erected
21 MayDiocese of Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Carrancas, Itumirim, Itutinga, Lavras, Luminarias, Minduri, and São Vincente de Minas)
Diocese of Juiz de Fora, Brazil (Andrelândia, Madre de Deus, and Piedade do Rio Grande)
Archdiocese of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil (São João del Rei, Barroso, Dores de Campos, Lagoa Dourada, Nazareno, Prados, Rezende Costa, Tiradentes, and Bom Sucesso)
Territory LostDiocese of São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
21 MayDiocese of Kisumu, Kenya (South Nyanza) Territory LostDiocese of Kisii, Kenya Erected
28 MayDiocese of Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, USA Name Changed
31 MayDiocese of Segorbe, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Segorbe-Castellón de la Plana, Spain Name Changed
5 JunSecretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, Roman Curia Established
13 JunDiocese of Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipiabas) Territory LostDiocese of Barra do Piraí, Brazil Territory Added
20 JunDiocese of Ipamu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedDiocese of Idiofa, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
21 JunDiocese of Bukoba, Tanzania (Other part of the district of Bukoba) Territory LostDiocese of Rutabo, Tanzania Territory Added
21 JunDiocese of Rutabo, Tanzania Name ChangedDiocese of Bukoba, Tanzania Name Changed
21 JunDiocese of Bukoba, Tanzania Name ChangedDiocese of Rulenge, Tanzania Name Changed
25 JunDiocese of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Bagé, Lavras do Sul, and Pinheiro Machado)
Diocese of Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Cacequi, Dom Pedrito, General Vargas, Rosario do Sul, Santana do Livramento, and Sao Gabriel)
Territory LostDiocese of Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
25 JunDiocese of Melo, Uruguay (Lavalleja, Rocha, and Maldonato) Territory LostDiocese of Minas, Uruguay Erected
28 JunDiocese of Oturkpo, Nigeria Name ChangedDiocese of Makurdi, Nigeria Name Changed
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