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The Year of Our Lord 1961

Diocese Events

January to June


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3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Amboina, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Amboina, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Atambua, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Atambua, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Bandung, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Bandung, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Sukabumi, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Bogor, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Denpasar, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Denpasar, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Endeh, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Endeh, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Djakarta, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Djakarta, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Ketapang, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Ketapang, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Larantuka, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Larantuka, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Fort Rosebery, Zambia ElevatedDiocese of Fort Rosebery, Zambia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Makassar, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Makassar, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Malang, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Malang, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Manado, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Manado, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanDiocese of Maseru, Lesotho ElevatedArchdiocese of Maseru, Lesotho Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Medan, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Medan, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Padang, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Padang, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Palembang, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Palembang, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Pontianak, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Pontianak, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Purwokerto, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Purwokerto, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanDiocese of Maseru, Lesotho (Qacha's Nek, Quthing, and Mokholtong) Territory LostDiocese of Qacha’s Nek, Lesotho Erected
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Ruteng, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Ruteng, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Samarinda, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Samarinda, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Semarang, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Semarang, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Sintang, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Sintang, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanVicariate Apostolic of Surabaia, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Surabaia, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Tandjung-Karang, Indonesia ElevatedDiocese of Tandjung-Karang, Indonesia Elevated
3 JanDiocese of Leribe, Lesotho (from Bloemfontein) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Northern Nyassa, Malawi ElevatedDiocese of Mzuzu, Malawi Elevated
28 JanArchdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill) Territory LostDiocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA Erected
28 JanDiocese of Colima, México (Autlan de Navarro, Cabo Corrientes (Tuito), Casimiro Castillo, Ejutla, El Grullo, La Huerta, El Limón, Purificación, Tomatlán, Cihuatlán, and Cuatitlán)
Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México (Atengo, Ayutla, Cuautlá, Juchitlán, Tecolotlán, Tenamaxtlán, and Unión de Tula)
Territory LostDiocese of Autlán, Jalisco, México Erected
28 JanDiocese of Crato, Ceara, Brazil (Acopiara, Arneiroz, Aiuaba, Cariús, Catarina, Cedro, Cococí, Ico, Iguatú, Jucas, Oros, Parambú, Saboeiro, and Tauá)
Archdiocese of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil (Milha, Mombaça, Pedra Branca, Piquet Carneiro, Senador Pompeu, and Solonópole)
Territory LostDiocese of Iguatu, Ceara, Brazil Erected
7 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Tumaco, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tumaco, Colombia Elevated
20 FebApostolic Exarchate of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), Ethiopia ElevatedArcheparchy of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), Ethiopia Elevated
20 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Tigrai, Ethiopia ElevatedEparchy of Adigrat (Ethiopian), Ethiopia Elevated
20 FebApostolic Exarchate of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea ElevatedEparchy of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea Elevated
21 FebDiocese of Mbarara, Uganda (Toro and Bunyoro) Territory LostDiocese of Fort Portal, Uganda Erected
21 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Bhamo, Myanmar ElevatedDiocese of Myitkyina, Myanmar Elevated
21 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Prome, Myanmar ElevatedDiocese of Prome, Myanmar Elevated
27 FebArchdiocese of México, Federal District (Acajuba, Alfajayucan, Atitalaquia, Atotonilco Tula, Chapantongo, Chilcuautla, Francisco Madero, Huichapan, Mixquiahuala, Nopala, Tasquillo, Tecozautla, Tepeji del Rio, Tepetitlan, Tetepango, Tezontepec de Aldama, Tlaxcoapan, and Tula de Allende)
Diocese of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, México (Cardonal, Ixmiquilpan, Nicolas Flores, San Salvador, Santiago, Zimapan, Pacula, Jacala, and La Misión)
Territory LostDiocese of Tula, Hidalgo, México Erected
19 MarMilitary Ordinariate of Bolivia, Military Erected
21 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Niamey, Niger ElevatedDiocese of Niamey, Niger Elevated
21 MarArchdiocese of Taipei, Taiwan (Hsinchu, Taoyuan, and Miaoli) Territory LostDiocese of Hsinchu, Taiwan Erected
21 MarDiocese of Toungoo, Myanmar (Kayah State and the Southern Shan States) Territory LostDiocese of Taunggyi, Myanmar Erected
21 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Sub-Prefecture of Tainan and Pescadores Island) Territory LostDiocese of Tainan, Taiwan Erected
21 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Sub-Prefectures of Kaohsiung and Pingtung) ElevatedDiocese of Kaohsiung, Taiwan Elevated
10 AprDiocese of Santiago del Estero, Argentina (Copo, Alberdi, Matará, Moreno, General Taboada, Belgrano, and parts of Figueroa) Territory LostDiocese of Añatuya, Argentina Erected
10 AprArchdiocese of La Plata, Argentina (Quilmes)
Diocese of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina (Avellaneda)
Territory LostDiocese of Avellaneda, Argentina Erected
10 AprArchdiocese of Paraná, Argentina (Concordia, Federación, and Colón) Territory LostDiocese of Concordia, Argentina Erected
10 AprDiocese of Corrientes, Argentina (Goya, Curuzú Cuatiá, Mercedes, Esquina, Lavalle, Sauce, Monte Caseros, Paso de los Libres, and San Martín) Territory LostDiocese of Goya, Argentina Erected
10 AprDiocese of Corrientes, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Corrientes, Argentina Elevated
10 AprDiocese of Mendoza, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of San Rafael, Argentina Erected
10 AprDiocese of Viedma, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Neuquén, Argentina Erected
10 AprArchdiocese of Salta, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Orán, Argentina Erected
10 AprDiocese of Reconquista, Argentina (Department of Nueve de Julio)
Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Argentina (Departments of Castellano and San Cristóbal)
Territory LostDiocese of Rafaela, Argentina Erected
10 AprDiocese of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Río Gallegos, Argentina Erected
10 AprArchdiocese of Córdoba, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of San Francisco, Argentina Erected
10 AprDiocese of Morón, Argentina (Partidos of General San Martín and 3 de Febrero)
Diocese of San Isidro, Argentina (Partido of General Sarmiento)
Territory LostDiocese of San Martín, Argentina Erected
10 AprDiocese of Mendoza, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Mendoza, Argentina Elevated
10 AprDiocese of Azul, Argentina (from Buenos Aires) Metropolitan Changed
10 AprDiocese of Morón, Argentina (from La Plata) Metropolitan Changed
10 AprDiocese of La Rioja, Argentina (from Córdoba) Metropolitan Changed
10 AprDiocese of Formosa, Argentina (from Santa Fe to Corrientes) Metropolitan Changed
10 AprDiocese of Posadas, Argentina (from Paraná) Metropolitan Changed
10 AprDiocese of Resistencia, Argentina (from Santa Fe) Metropolitan Changed
23 AprTitular See of Laodicea in Syria per i Melchiti Suppressed
28 AprEparchy of Tripoli del Libano (Melkite Greek) Territory LostArcheparchy of Lattaquié {Laodicea} (Melkite Greek), Syria Erected
16 MayDiocese of Owerri, Nigeria (Districts of Ahoada, Degema, Ogoni, and Brass plus the Rivers Province) Territory LostDiocese of Port Harcourt, Nigeria Erected
22 MayDiocese of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Cities of Constantina and Nonoai)
Diocese of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Cities of Frederico Westphalen, Campo Novo, Crissiumal, Humaitá, Irai, Palmeira das Missöes, Santo Augusto, Seberí, Tenente Portela, and Tres Passos)
Territory LostDiocese of Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
22 MayDiocese of Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
26 MayVicariate Apostolic of Bahr el-Gebel, Sudan Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Juba, Sudan Name Changed
26 MayVicariate Apostolic of Bahr el-Ghazal, Sudan Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Wau, Sudan Name Changed
5 JunArchdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines (Provinces of Burui and Rutana) Territory LostDiocese of Laoag, Philippines Erected
6 JunArchdiocese of Gitega, Burundi Territory LostDiocese of Bururi, Burundi Erected
6 JunVicariate Apostolic of Seoul, Korea (South) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Inch’on, Korea (South) Erected
24 JunArchdiocese of Yaoundé, Cameroon Territory LostDiocese of Mbalmayo, Cameroon Erected
24 JunDiocese of Kisantu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Regions east of the rivers Lubishi and Bombi) Territory LostDiocese of Popokabaka, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
26 JunArchdiocese of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (City of Manicoré)
Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil (City of Humaitá)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil Erected
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