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The Year of Our Lord 1996

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownTitular See of California Established
unknownTitular See of Gardar Established
unknownTitular See of Oregon City Established
unknownDelegation to Sierra Leone ElevatedNunciature to Sierra Leone Elevated
unknown[Patriotic Diocese of Langfang, China] Suppressed
11 JanDiocese of Silchar, India (Tripura) Territory LostDiocese of Agartala, India Erected
11 JanDiocese of Silchar, India Name ChangedDiocese of Aizawl, India Name Changed
18 JanEparchy of Prešov (Prjašev, Eperjes) (Slovak), Slovakia (Czech Republic) Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Czech Republic (Ruthenian) Erected
2 FebDiocese of Camagüey, Cuba (Ciego de Ávila and Sancti Spiritus) Territory LostDiocese of Ciego de Ávila, Cuba Erected
12 FebDiocese of Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil (Manicoré) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Borba, Amazonas, Brazil Territory Added
12 FebTerritorial Prelature of Borba, Amazonas, Brazil (Apui) Territory LostDiocese of Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil Territory Added
12 FebDiocese of Guiratinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Pontal do Araguaia)
Territorial Prelature of São Félix, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Canarana)
Territory LostDiocese of Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, Brazil Territory Added
12 FebDiocese of Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Cocalinho north of Manacuru dos Antigos river) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of São Félix, Mato Grosso, Brazil Territory Added
13 FebDiocese of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala ElevatedArchdiocese of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, Guatemala (Name Changed and Diocese raised to an Archdiocese) Elevated
13 FebDiocese of Huehuetenango, Guatemala (from Guatemala) Metropolitan Changed
13 FebDiocese of Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala (from Guatemala) Metropolitan Changed
13 FebDiocese of San Marcos, Guatemala (from Guatemala) Metropolitan Changed
13 FebDiocese of Sololá, Guatemala (from Guatemala) Metropolitan Changed
23 FebDiocese of Arua, Uganda (Nebbi and part of Aruaëns) Territory LostDiocese of Nebbi, Uganda Erected
27 MarDiocese of Miracema do Tocantins, Brazil (Aparecida do Rio Negro, Lageado, Lizarda, Rio Sono, and Reserva Xerente)
Diocese of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil (Palmas, Sao Félix do Tocantins, Mateiros, Novo Acordo, Santa Teresa do Tocantins, and Lagoa do Tocantins)
Territory LostArchdiocese of Palmas, Tocatins, Brazil Erected
27 MarDiocese of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil (from Goiânia) Metropolitan Changed
27 MarDiocese of Miracema do Tocantins, Brazil (from Goiânia) Metropolitan Changed
27 MarDiocese of Tocantinópolis, Tocatins, Brazil (from Goiânia) Metropolitan Changed
27 MarTerritorial Prelature of Cristalândia, Goias, Brazil (from Goiânia) Metropolitan Changed
27 AprArchdiocese of Guatemala (Departamento Santa Rosa) Territory LostDiocese of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala Erected
24 MayDiocese of Przemyśl (Ukrainian), Poland (Wrocław, Coslinensi, and Viridimontanensi along with Glivicensi and Katovicensi and Gdańsk) Territory LostDiocese of Wrocław-Gdańsk (Ukrainian), Poland Erected
24 MayDiocese of Przemyśl (Ukrainian), Poland ElevatedArcheparchy of Przemyśl-Warszawa {-Warsaw} (Ukrainian), Poland Elevated
27 MayDiocese of Bragança e Miranda, Portugal Name ChangedDiocese of Bragança-Miranda, Portugal Name Changed
30 MayArchdiocese of Olomouc, Czechia (Bílovec, Bruntál, Frydek, Hlucín, Jeseník, Karviná, Krnov, Mistek, Novy Jicin, Opava, and Ostrava) Territory LostDiocese of Ostrava-Opava, Czechia Erected
8 JunArcheparchy of Haifa and the Holy Land {Haifa e Terra Santa} (Maronite), Israel Erected
12 JunDiocese of Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
Diocese of Teixeira de Freitas-Caravelas, Bahia, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Eunápolis, Bahia, Brazil (Eunápolis, Belmonte, Porto Seguro, Guaratinga, Itagimirim, Itabela, Itapebi, and Santa Cruz Cabrália) Erected
14 JunDiocese of Trivandrum, India (Nedumangad and Neyyattinkara except for Padroad) Territory LostDiocese of Neyyattinkara, India Erected
5 JulArchdiocese of Jos, Nigeria (Akko, Alkaleri, Balanga, Bauchi, Billirri, Darazo, Dass, Dukku, Gamawa, Gankuwa, Gombe, Itas/Gadau, Jama'are, Kaltungo, Katagum, Misau, Nafada, Nigi, Shiri, Tafawa-Balewa, Toro, Tamaltu/Deba, and Zaki) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bauchi, Nigeria Erected
10 JulNunciature to Turkmenistan Established
31 JulDiocese of Toungoo, Myanmar Name ChangedDiocese of Taungngu, Myanmar Name Changed
8 AugTerritorial Prelature of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador ElevatedDiocese of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador Elevated
5 OctPatriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem and Palestine {Gerusalemme e Palestina} (Maronite) Erected
5 OctPatriarchal Exarchate of Jordan {Giordania} (Maronite) Erected
8 NovMission "Sui Iuris" of Nepal ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Nepal Elevated
11 NovArcheparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India (Kanyakumari and Shenkottai) Territory LostDiocese of Thuckalay (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
30 NovVicariate Apostolic of Buenaventura, Colombia ElevatedDiocese of Buenaventura, Colombia Elevated
30 NovDiocese of Los Teques, Venezuela (Acevedo, Andrés Bello, Brión, Buroz, Páez, Plaza, Pedro Guai, and Zamora) Territory LostDiocese of Guarenas, Venezuela Erected
30 NovVicariate Apostolic of Mitú-Puerto Inírida, Colombia (Guainia)
Prefecture Apostolic of Vichada, Colombia (Part of Guaviare)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Inírida, Colombia Erected
30 NovVicariate Apostolic of Mitú-Puerto Inírida, Colombia SplitVicariate Apostolic of Mitú, Colombia Split
30 NovDiocese of Díli, Timor-Leste (Eastern part) Territory LostDiocese of Baucau, Timor-Leste Erected
30 NovArchdiocese of Kampala, Uganda (Luweero) Territory LostDiocese of Kasana-Luweero, Uganda Erected
30 NovArchdiocese of Kampala, Uganda (Mukono) Territory LostDiocese of Lugazi, Uganda Erected
7 DecArchdiocese of Durrës-Tiranë, Albania
Territorial Abbey of Shën Llezhri i Oroshit (Orosh), Albania
Territory LostDiocese of Rrëshen, Albania (Rrëshen (Mirdita), Burrel, Bulquize, and Peshkopi) Erected
14 DecArchdiocese of Lima, Peru (Corpus Christi, Niño Jesús, La Anunciación, La Trinidad, Los Santos Inocentes, María Misionera, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San Francisco, San Gabriel Arcángel, San José de Nazaret, San Martín, Santa Catalina Labouré, Cristo de Pachacamilla, Cristo Res...) Territory LostDiocese of Lurín, Peru Erected
14 DecArchdiocese of Lima, Peru Territory LostDiocese of Carabayllo, Peru Erected
14 DecArchdiocese of Lima, Peru Territory LostDiocese of Chosica, Peru Erected
15 DecMission "Sui Iuris" of Bomadi, Nigeria ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bomadi, Nigeria Elevated
16 DecArchdiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata and Gaspar Hernández (from Espaillat)) Territory LostDiocese of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Erected
16 DecArcheparchy of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankara), India (Kanyakumari) Territory LostEparchy of Marthandom (Syro-Malankara), India Erected
20 DecTerritorial Prelature of Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Cancún-Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México Name Changed
28 DecNunciature to Tadjikistan Established
31 DecArchdiocese of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, Guatemala (Departamento de Retalhuleu)
Diocese of Sololá, Guatemala (Departamento de Suchitepéquez)
Territory LostDiocese of Suchitepéquez-Retalhuleu, Guatemala Erected
31 DecDiocese of Sololá, Guatemala Name ChangedDiocese of Sololá-Chimaltenango, Guatemala Name Changed

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