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The Year of Our Lord 1972

Diocese Events

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unknownArchdiocese of Sivas {Sebaste} (and Tokat {Toqat}) (Armenian), Turkey Suppressed
unknownDelegation to Western Africa EstablishedNunciature to Dahomey
Nunciature to Côte d’Ivoire
unknownTitular See of Dumium Established
23 MarDiocese of Meerut, India Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
23 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Raipur, India Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Jagdalpur (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
25 MarDiocese of Colima, México
Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México
Diocese of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, México
25 MarDiocese of Dodoma, Tanzania
Diocese of Mbeya, Tanzania
Diocese of Mbulu, Tanzania
Archdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania
Territory LostDiocese of Singida, Tanzania Erected
20 AprDiocese of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti
Diocese of Les Gonaïves, Haïti
Territory LostDiocese of Hinche, Haïti Erected
20 AprDiocese of Les Cayes, Haïti Territory LostDiocese of Jérémie, Haïti Erected
29 AprDelegation to Eastern Africa EstablishedNunciature to Sudan Established
16 MayDiocese of Valencia en Venezuela Territory LostDiocese of San Carlos de Venezuela Erected
22 MayArchdiocese of Colombo in Ceylon, Sri Lanka Name ChangedArchdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka Name Changed
10 JunPontifical Commission for the Redaction of the Code of Oriental Canon Law, Roman Curia Name ChangedPontifical Commission for the Revision of the Code of Oriental Canon Law, Roman Curia Name Changed
14 JunArchdiocese of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedArchdiocese of Kananga, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
20 JunDiocese of Lipa, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Lipa, Philippines Elevated
20 JunTerritorial Prelature of Infanta, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
20 JunDiocese of Lucena, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
28 JunArchdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland Territory LostApostolic Administration of Görlitz, Germany
Diocese of Opole, Poland
28 JunDiocese of Berlin, Germany Territory LostDiocese of Gorzów, Poland
Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Poland
Diocese of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland
24 JulDiocese of Garzón-Neiva, Colombia SplitDiocese of Garzón, Colombia
Diocese of Neiva, Colombia
30 JulDiocese of Ondo, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria Erected
15 AugArchdiocese of L’Aquila, Italy (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
15 AugArchdiocese of Perugia, Italy (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
15 AugArchdiocese of Ancona e Numana, Italy (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
22 AugDiocese of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedDiocese of Kalemie-Kirungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
22 AugDiocese of Fort-Archambault, Chad Name ChangedDiocese of Sarh, Chad Name Changed
8 OctArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca, México Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Huautla, Oaxaca, México Erected
16 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Louis Trichardt, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Louis Trichardt-Tzaneen, South Africa Elevated
11 DecDiocese of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria Name ChangedDiocese of Ekiti, Nigeria Name Changed
13 DecDiocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA ElevatedArchdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (Split and Diocese raised to an Archdiocese)
Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
18 DecDiocese of Kandy, Sri Lanka Territory LostDiocese of Badulla, Sri Lanka Erected
18 DecDiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ElevatedArchdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Elevated
18 DecArchdiocese of Malacca-Singapore SplitDiocese of Malacca-Johor, Malaysia
Archdiocese of Singapore
18 DecTerritorial Abbey of Ndanda, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Mtwara, Tanzania Elevated
18 DecApostolic Administration of Okinawa and the Southern Islands (Ryukyus), Japan ElevatedDiocese of Naha, Japan Elevated


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