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The Year of Our Lord 1963

Diocese Events

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unknownArchdiocese of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Mbuji-Mayi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
18 JanDiocese of Quy Nhơn (Qui Nhơn), Viet Nam Territory LostDiocese of Ðà Nẵng, Viet Nam Erected
18 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Oyo, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Oyo, Nigeria Elevated
18 JanDiocese of Douala, Cameroon Territory LostDiocese of Sangmélima, Cameroon Erected
11 FebNunciature to Burundi Established
16 FebDiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
Diocese of San Fernando, Philippines
Territory LostDiocese of Cabanatuan, Philippines Erected
16 FebDiocese of San Fernando, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Tarlac, Philippines Erected
16 FebDiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines Elevated
16 FebNunciature to Congo, Democratic Republic of Established
1 MarDiocese of Moshi, Tanzania Territory LostDiocese of Arusha, Tanzania Erected
1 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Hwalien, Taiwan ElevatedDiocese of Hwalien, Taiwan Elevated
1 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Wankie, Zimbabwe ElevatedDiocese of Wankie, Zimbabwe Elevated
1 MarDiocese of Calabar, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria Erected
1 MarVicariate Apostolic of Vientiane, Laos Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Luang Prabang, Laos Erected
13 MarArchdiocese of Tegucigalpa, Honduras Territory LostDiocese of Comayagua, Honduras Erected
28 MarPontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law, Roman Curia Name ChangedPontifical Commission for the Revision of the Code of Canon Law, Roman Curia Name Changed
5 AprArchdiocese of Cotonou, Benin
Diocese of Porto Novo, Benin
Territory LostDiocese of Abomey, Benin Erected
7 AprTerritorial Prelature of Chota, Peru Erected
22 AprDiocese of Seckau, Austria Name ChangedDiocese of Graz-Seckau, Austria Name Changed
27 AprArchdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Territory LostDiocese of Hull, Québec, Canada Erected
29 AprTerritorial Prelature of Rio Branco, Brazil Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Roraima, Roraima, Brazil Name Changed
10 MayDiocese of Puerto Montt, Chile ElevatedArchdiocese of Puerto Montt, Chile Elevated
25 JunArchdiocese of Belém do Pará, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Ponta de Pedras, Para, Brazil Erected
28 JunVicariate Apostolic of Hollandia, Indonesia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kota Baru, Indonesia Name Changed
1 JulDiocese of Silva Porto, Angola Territory LostDiocese of Luso, Angola Erected
6 JulVicariate Apostolic of San Pedro Sula, Honduras ElevatedDiocese of San Pedro Sula, Honduras Elevated
6 JulEparchy of Passaic (Ruthenian), New Jersey, USA Erected
6 JulApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania Territory LostEparchy of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA Erected
6 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Kayes, Mali ElevatedDiocese of Kayes, Mali Elevated
6 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedDiocese of Kenge, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
6 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Sikasoo, Mali ElevatedDiocese of Sikasso, Mali Elevated
13 JulDiocese of Hermosillo, Sonora, México ElevatedArchdiocese of Hermosillo, Sonora, México Elevated
13 JulVicariate Apostolic of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México ElevatedDiocese of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México Elevated
13 JulArchdiocese of Panamá Territory LostDiocese of Santiago de Veraguas, Panama Erected
13 JulArchdiocese of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Territorial Prelature of Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Borba, Amazonas, Brazil Erected
13 JulArchdiocese of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Coari, Amazonas, Brazil
Territorial Prelature of Itacoatiara, Amazonas, Brazil
21 JulDiocese of Nampula, Mozambique Territory LostDiocese of Vila Cabral, Mozambique Erected
5 AugTerritorial Abbey of Ndanda, Tanzania Territory LostDiocese of Nachingwea, Tanzania Erected
12 AugArchdiocese of Tucumán, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Concepción, Argentina Erected
12 AugArchdiocese of Córdoba, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Cruz del Eje, Argentina Erected
12 AugDiocese of Rosario, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Venado Tuerto, Argentina Erected
12 AugDiocese of Resistencia, Argentina Territory LostDiocese of Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña, Argentina Erected
12 AugDiocese of Rosario, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Rosario, Argentina Elevated
12 SepWorkers of the Kingdom of Christ Founded
13 SepVicariate Apostolic of Aitape, Papua New Guinea Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea Erected
13 SepArchdiocese of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Diocese of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
Diocese of Katiola, Côte d’Ivoire
Territory LostDiocese of Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
13 SepDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur, India
Diocese of Indore, India
Diocese of Jabalpur, India
Territory LostArchdiocese of Bhopal, India Erected
13 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Shikoku, Japan ElevatedDiocese of Takamatsu, Japan Elevated
28 SepDiocese of Iguatu, Ceara, Brazil
Diocese of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Crateús, Ceara, Brazil Erected
7 OctArchdiocese of Seoul, Korea (South) Territory LostDiocese of Suwon, Korea (South) Erected
7 OctLittle Mission for the Deaf and Dumb Approbation
12 OctArchdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Isabela, Philippines Erected
12 NovDiocese of Astrida, Rwanda Name ChangedDiocese of Butare, Rwanda Name Changed
16 NovDiocese of Mysore, India Territory LostDiocese of Chikmagalur, India Erected
16 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Kitui, Kenya ElevatedDiocese of Kitui, Kenya Elevated
18 NovDiocese of Bosna (Djakovo) et Srijem, Croatia Name ChangedDiocese of Djakovo o Bosna i Srijem, Croatia Name Changed
26 NovVicariate Apostolic of Thakhek, Laos Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Savannakhet, Laos Name Changed
5 DecArchdiocese of Quito, Ecuador Territory LostDiocese of Latacunga, Ecuador Erected
10 DecDiocese of Moshi, Tanzania Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Same, Tanzania Erected
23 DecArcheparchy of Lviv (Ukrainian), Ukraine (became a Major Archdiocese) Elevated
31 DecDelegation to Korea ElevatedNunciature to Korea (Internunciature) Elevated


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