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The Year of Our Lord 1983

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21 JanArchdiocese of Benevento, Italy (Sant'Angelo Limosano, Limosano, Matrice, Campolieto, Monacilioni, San Giovanni in Galdo, Toro, Campodipietra, Jelsi, Gildone, Gercemaggiore, Riccia, Gambatesa, Tufara, Pietracatella, Macchia Valfortore, and S. Elia a Pianisi) Territory LostArchdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano, Italy Territory Added
21 JanArchdiocese of Campobasso-Boiano, Italy (Sassinore)
Diocese of Lucera, Italy (San Bartolomeo in Galdo)
Territory LostArchdiocese of Benevento, Italy Territory Added
24 JanArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines (East Rizal) Territory LostDiocese of Antipolo, Philippines Erected
24 JanDiocese of Ozamis, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Ozamiz, Philippines Elevated
24 JanDiocese of Dipolog, Philippines (from Zamboanga) Metropolitan Changed
24 JanDiocese of Pagadian, Philippines (from Zamboanga) Metropolitan Changed
24 JanDiocese of Iligan, Philippines (from Cagayan de Oro to Ozamiz) Metropolitan Changed
24 JanTerritorial Prelature of Marawi, Philippines (from Cagayan de Oro) Metropolitan Changed
27 JanVicariate Apostolic of Calapan, Philippines (Occidental Mindoro) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines Erected
10 FebDiocese of Acapulco, Guerrero, México ElevatedArchdiocese of Acapulco, Guerrero, México Elevated
10 FebDiocese of Chilapa, Guerrero, México (from México) Metropolitan Changed
10 FebDiocese of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, México (from Morelia) Metropolitan Changed
19 FebTerritorial Prelature of Vila Rondônia, Rondonia, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Ji-Paraná, Rondonia, Brazil Elevated
9 MarNunciature to Belize, Antilles Established
17 MarDiocese of Doumé, Cameroon (Lom-et-Djerem, Kadey, Boumba-et-Ngoko, and Haut-Nyong) Territory LostDiocese of Bertoua, Cameroon Erected
17 MarDiocese of Doumé, Cameroon Name ChangedDiocese of Doumé-Abong’ Mbang, Cameroon Name Changed
17 MarDiocese of Nyeri, Kenya (Muranga and Kirinyaga) Territory LostDiocese of Muranga, Kenya Erected
21 MarTerritorial Abbey of San Paolo fuori le Mura, Italy (San Michele Arcangelo in Capena, San Giacomo Maggiore Apostolo in Civitella San Paolo, Santa Maria della Consolazione o del Soccorso in Nazzano) Territory LostDiocese of Nepi e Sutri, Italy Territory Added
22 MarDiocese of Huaraz, Peru (Huarmey in Casma; Pamparomas in Huaylas; Quillo in Yungay; Cochabamba, Colcabamba, Huanchay, Pampas, and Pariacoto in Huaraz) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Chimbote, Peru Territory Added
25 MarDiocese of Amarillo, Texas, USA (Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens, King, Cottle, Motley, Floyd, Hale, Bailey, Cochran, Hockley, Yoakum, Terry, Lynn, Garza, Lamb, Kent, Gaines, Dawson, and Borden)
Diocese of San Angelo, Texas, USA (Scurry, Fisher, Stonewall, Jones, and Haskell)
Territory LostDiocese of Lubbock, Texas, USA Erected
30 MarMilitary Ordinariate of Ecuador, Military Erected
6 AprTerritorial Prelature of Chimbote, Peru ElevatedDiocese of Chimbote, Peru Elevated
7 AprDiocese of Montalto (delle Marche), Italy
Diocese of Ripatransone, Italy
UnitedDiocese of Montalto-San Benedetto del Tronto-Ripatransone, Italy United
11 AprDiocese of Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Sancta Bibiana in Martinopolis) Territory LostDiocese of Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil Territory Added
18 AprDiocese of Caravelas, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Teixeira de Freitas-Caravelas, Bahia, Brazil Name Changed
2 MayArchdiocese of Juba, South Sudan (Torit and Kapoeta) Territory LostDiocese of Torit, South Sudan Erected
25 MayDiocese of Lacedonia, Italy (Rocchetta S. Antonio) Territory LostDiocese of Ascoli Satriano e Cerignola, Italy Territory Added
6 JunDiocese of Owando, Congo (Sangha and Likouala) Territory LostDiocese of Ouesso, Congo Erected
12 JunCongregation of the Sons of Merciful Love Decretum Laudis
28 JulTerritorial Prelature of Coroico, Bolivia ElevatedDiocese of Coroico, Bolivia Elevated
10 SepNunciature to India EstablishedNunciature to Nepal Established
13 SepDiocese of Amelia, Italy
Diocese of Terni e Narni, Italy
UnitedDiocese of Terni, Narni, e Amelia, Italy United
7 OctDiocese of Patna, India (Nepal) Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Nepal Erected
13 OctTerritorial Prelature of Cândido Mendes, Maranhão, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Cândido Mendes, Brazil Elevated
18 OctMissionary Servants of the Word Founded
10 NovArchdiocese of Denver, Colorado, USA (Cheyenne, Douglas, Elbert, EI Paso, Kit Carson, Lake, Lincoln, Park, and Teller)
Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado, USA (Chaffee)
Territory LostDiocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Erected
11 NovArchdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania (Kahama) Territory LostDiocese of Kahama, Tanzania Erected
16 NovTerritorial Prelature of Bertrania en el Catatumbo, Colombia Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Tibú, Colombia Name Changed
18 NovDiocese of Bata, Equatorial Guinea (Nkuefulan and Akonibe) Territory LostDiocese of Ebebiyin, Equatorial Guinea Territory Added
22 NovMilitary Ordinariate of Korea, Military (as Vicariate) Erected
5 DecArcheparchy of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA (Ohio, Mississippi, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Western Pennsylvania) Territory LostEparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma (Ukrainian), USA Erected
5 DecArchdiocese of Shillong-Gauhati, India (Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills) Territory LostDiocese of Diphu, India Erected
5 DecDiocese of Pointe-Noire, Congo (Niari, Lekoumou, and Bouenza) Territory LostDiocese of Nkayi, Congo Erected
7 DecDelegation to Laos and Malaysia SplitDelegation to Malaysia and Brunei
Delegation to Laos
31 DecDiocese of Belize Name ChangedDiocese of Belize City-Belmopan, Belize, Antilles Name Changed


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