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The Year of Our Lord 1973

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownPontifical Committee for the Family, Roman Curia Established
12 JanVicariate Apostolic of Rumbek, Sudan (Moru or Meridi District (Equatoria Province)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Mupoi, Sudan Territory Added
12 JanVicariate Apostolic of Rumbek, Sudan (Yei District (Equatoria Province)) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Juba, Sudan Territory Added
12 JanVicariate Apostolic of Wau, Sudan (Jur River District, Eastern Side) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Rumbek, Sudan Territory Added
12 JanDiocese of Meru, Kenya (Ekarakara)
Diocese of Nyeri, Kenya (Ithanga Hills)
Territory LostDiocese of Machakos, Kenya Territory Added
19 JanDiocese of Busan {Pusan}, Korea (South) (de Chang-Nyeong-Gun, de Keo-Je-Gun, de Jin-Yeong-Eup, Jin-Rye-Myeon, Ibuk-Myeon ex Kim-Hae-Gun, et de Hanam-Myeon, and Chodong-Myeon ex Miryang-Gun) Territory LostDiocese of Masan, Korea (South) Territory Added
29 JanDiocese of Dibrugarh, India (Nagaland and Manipur) Territory LostDiocese of Kohima-Imphal, India Erected
29 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon Elevated
29 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Yagoua, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Yagoua, Cameroon Elevated
29 JanMissionary Society of St. Paul Decretum Laudis
11 FebDiocese of Boiano-Campobasso, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Boiano-Campobasso, Italy Elevated
11 FebDiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy Elevated
12 FebDelegation to Jerusalem and Palestine EstablishedNunciature to Cyprus Established
27 FebApostolic Chancery, Roman Curia SuppressedSecretariat of State, Roman Curia Territory Added
1 MarDiocese of Ogoja, Nigeria (East Central State) Territory LostDiocese of Abakaliki, Nigeria Erected
1 MarEparchy of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar), India (Nord Wyanad, Sud Wyanad, Shimoga, Chigmagalur, Hassan, Mandya, Mysore, and Nilgiris) Territory LostEparchy of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
1 MarDiocese of Kumasi, Ghana (Brong Ahafo) Territory LostDiocese of Sunyani, Ghana Erected
1 MarArchdiocese of Shillong-Gauhati, India (Garo Hills and south side of river Brahmaputra) Territory LostDiocese of Tura, India Erected
2 MarNunciature to Bangladesh Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Antonio da Padova in Via Tuscolana Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of Santa Emerenziana a Tor Fiorenza Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of Santi Fabiano e Venanzio a Villa Fiorelli Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of San Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of Santa Lucia a Piazza d’Armi Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria Odigitria dei Siciliani Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of San Marco in Agro Laurentino Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria “Regina Pacis” in Ostia mare Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of San Pier Damiani ai Monti di San Paolo Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of San Pio V a Villa Carpegna Established
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of San Sebastiano al Palatino Established
5 MarDelegation to Australia and Papua New Guinea SplitDelegation to Papua New Guinea
Nunciature to Australia (and Elevated)
Split
5 MarCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria Madre della Providenza a Monte Verde Established
24 MarDiocese of Città della Pieve, Italy (Trevinano) Territory LostDiocese of Acquapendente, Italy Territory Added
24 MarDiocese of Orvieto, Italy (Torre Alfina) Territory LostDiocese of Acquapendente, Italy Territory Added
24 MarDiocese of Bagnoregio (Bagnorea), Italy (Tordimonte and Sant'Egidio) Territory LostDiocese of Orvieto, Italy Territory Added
2 AprDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur, India (Guna) Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Sagar (Syro-Malabar), India Territory Added
13 AprArchdiocese of Gitega, Burundi (Ruyigi)
Diocese of Ngozi, Burundi (Mpinga)
Territory LostDiocese of Ruyigi, Burundi Erected
13 AprDiocese of Muyinga, Burundi (Bugenyuzi, Karusi, and Gitaramuka) Territory LostArchdiocese of Gitega, Burundi Territory Added
14 AprDiocese of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Olimpia, Guaira, Miguelópolis, Morro Agudo, Colina, Ipua, Severínia, Cajobí, Guarací, Jaborandí, and Colombia) Territory LostDiocese of Barretos, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
1 MayNunciature to Côte d’Ivoire (from Senegal to Abidjan) Territory Added
1 MayNunciature to Dahomey (from Dacaria) Territory Added
17 MayArchdiocese of Madurai, India (Southern Part) Territory LostDiocese of Palayamkottai, India Erected
21 MayDelegation to Western Africa EstablishedDelegation to Togo and Guinea
Delegation to Mali and Mauritania
Established
26 MayDiocese of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil (Assai, Congonhinhas, Cornelio Procopio, Curiuva, Jataizinho, Leópoli, Nova Fatima, Nova América da Colina, Rancho Alegre, Santa Cecilia do Pavâo, Santa Mariana, Santo Antonio do Paraíso, Sao Geronimo do Amoreiral, Sapopema, Sertaneja, and Urai) Territory LostDiocese of Cornélio Procópio, Parana, Brazil Erected
26 MayDiocese of Campo Mourão, Parana, Brazil (Altönia, Alto Piriquí, Cianorte, Cidade Gaucha, Cruzeiro de Oeste, Guaporema, Icaraíma, Indianópolis, Iporá, Japurá, Maria Helena, Nova Olimpia, Pérola, Rondón, Sao Tomé , Tapejara, Tapira, Tunéiras de Oeste, Umuarama, and Xanbrê) Territory LostDiocese of Umuarama, Parana, Brazil Erected
31 MayDiocese of Campagna, Italy (Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Michael (in S. Angelo Le Fratte), S. Peter the Apostle (in Satriano di Lucania), S. Nicolai Barensis (in Savoia di Lucania), and St. .Nicolai of Myrensis (in Vietri di Potenza)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Potenza e Marsico Nuovo, Italy Territory Added
31 MayDiocese of Muro Lucano, Italy (S. Peter the Apostle (in Ricigliano) and B.M.V. from Sacratissimo Rosario (in Romagnano al Monte)) Territory LostDiocese of Campagna, Italy Territory Added
14 JunNunciature to Burkina Faso Established
20 JunDelegation to New Zealand and Pacific Islands SplitNunciature to New Zealand (and Elevated)
Delegation to Pacific Ocean
Split
25 JunEparchy of Saint Maron of Sydney (Maronite), Australia Erected
1 JulDiocese of Bagnoregio (Bagnorea), Italy (Soriano nel Cimino) Territory LostDiocese of Civita Castellana, Orte e Gallese, Italy Territory Added
5 JulDiocese of Benin City, Nigeria (Asaba and Ika) Territory LostDiocese of Issele-Uku, Nigeria Erected
5 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Raipur, India ElevatedDiocese of Raipur, India Elevated
16 JulDiocese of Città della Pieve, Italy (San Lazzaro alle Piazza and Gamporsevoli (both in Getona)) Territory LostDiocese of Chiusi e Pienza, Italy Territory Added
23 JulDiocese of Osnabrück, Germany Territory LostApostolic Administration of Schwerin, Germany Erected
23 JulArchdiocese of Paderborn, Germany Territory LostApostolic Administration of Magdeburg, Germany Erected
23 JulDiocese of Fulda, Germany
Diocese of Würzburg, Germany
Territory LostApostolic Administration of Erfurt-Meiningen, Germany Erected
22 AugDiocese of Bandjarmasin, Indonesia Name ChangedDiocese of Banjarmasin, Indonesia Name Changed
22 AugArchdiocese of Djakarta, Indonesia Name ChangedArchdiocese of Jakarta, Indonesia Name Changed
22 AugDiocese of Djajapura, Indonesia Name ChangedDiocese of Jayapura, Indonesia Name Changed
22 AugArchdiocese of Makassar, Indonesia Name ChangedArchdiocese of Ujung Pandang, Indonesia Name Changed
22 AugDiocese of Surabaia, Indonesia Name ChangedDiocese of Surabaya, Indonesia Name Changed
22 AugDiocese of Tandjung-Karang, Indonesia Name ChangedDiocese of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia Name Changed
31 AugDiocese of Nyeri, Kenya (Timau (except near Nanyuki and west of Oltulili river)) Territory LostDiocese of Meru, Kenya Territory Added
8 SepDiocese of Modigliana, Italy (from Firenze) Metropolitan Changed
17 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Fort Johnston, Malawi ElevatedDiocese of Mangochi, Malawi Elevated
17 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Minna, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Minna, Nigeria Elevated
22 SepDiocese of Nyeri, Kenya (Isiolo) Territory LostDiocese of Meru, Kenya Territory Added
25 SepDiocese of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, México (Latin changed from Ioannopolitanae a Lacubus) Name Changed
13 OctDiocese of León, Guanajuato, México (Dolores Hidalgo, S. Diego de la Unión, S. Luis de la Paz. and S. Miguel Allende)
Archdiocese of Morelia, Michoacán, México (Celaya, Apaseo ei Alto, Apaseo ei Grande, Comonfort, Cortázar, Juventino Rosas, and Villagrán)
Territory LostDiocese of Celaya, Guanajuato, México Erected
15 OctArchdiocese of Fort-Lamy, Chad Name ChangedArchdiocese of N’Djaména, Chad Name Changed
17 OctDelegation to Central-Western Africa Name ChangedDelegation to Nigeria and Ghana Name Changed
5 NovDiocese of Colima, México (Santa María del Oro (in Manuel M. Diéguez)) Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México Territory Added
15 NovDiocese of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, México (Sultepec and Pozontepec) Territory LostDiocese of Toluca, México, México Territory Added
21 NovPriests of Notre Dame de Vie Approbation
21 NovDiocese of Nicastro, Italy (Scigliano with the village of Lupia, Pedivigliano with the village of Pittarella, Golosimi with the villages of Covaci and Rizzuti, Bianchi and Panettieri) Territory LostArchdiocese of Cosenza, Italy Territory Added
29 NovDiocese of Timmins, Ontario, Canada (Area within Québec province) Territory LostDiocese of Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada Erected
1 DecDiocese of Albenga, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Albenga-Imperia, Italy Name Changed
13 DecDelegation to Central-Western Africa EstablishedDelegation to Chad Established
13 DecDelegation to Congo, Republic of Established
17 DecArchdiocese of Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Mashonaland North along with Lomagundi, Urungwe, Kariba, Sipolilo, and Mount Darwin) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sinoia, Zimbabwe Erected

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