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The Year of Our Lord 1983

Diocese Events

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24 JanArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines 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 Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of San Jose in Mindoro, Philippines Erected
10 FebDiocese of Acapulco, Guerrero, México ElevatedArchdiocese of Acapulco, Guerrero, México Elevated
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 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 Territory LostDiocese of Muranga, Kenya Erected
25 MarDiocese of Amarillo, Texas, USA
Diocese of San Angelo, Texas, USA
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 Ripatransone, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Ripatransone-San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy Name Changed
18 AprDiocese of Caravelas, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Teixeira de Freitas-Caravelas, Bahia, Brazil Name Changed
2 MayArchdiocese of Juba, South Sudan Territory LostDiocese of Torit, South Sudan Erected
6 JunDiocese of Owando, Congo 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 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 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
Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Erected
11 NovArchdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania Territory LostDiocese of Kahama, Tanzania Erected
16 NovTerritorial Prelature of Bertrania en el Catatumbo, Colombia Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Tibú, Colombia Name Changed
22 NovMilitary Ordinariate of Korea, Military (as Vicariate) Erected
5 DecArcheparchy of Philadelphia (Ukrainian), Pennsylvania, USA Territory LostEparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma (Ukrainian), USA Erected
5 DecArchdiocese of Shillong-Gauhati, India Territory LostDiocese of Diphu, India Erected
5 DecDiocese of Pointe-Noire, Congo 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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