Catholic-Hierarchy DC

The Year of Our Lord 1996

Diocese Events

See Also: Overview | Bishop Events | Necrology | Previous Year (1995) | Next Year (1997)

unknownTitular See of California Established
unknownTitular See of Gardar Established
unknownTitular See of Oregon City Established
unknownDelegation to Mozambique Elevated
unknownDelegation to Sierra Leone Elevated
unknown[Patriotic Diocese of Langfang, China] Suppressed
11 JanDiocese of Silchar, India Territory LostDiocese of Agartala, India Erected
11 JanDiocese of Silchar, India Name ChangedDiocese of Aizawl, India Name Changed
18 JanEparchy of Prešov (Prjašev, Eperjes) (Slovakian), Slovakia Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Czech Republic (Ruthenian) Erected
2 FebDiocese of Camagüey, Cuba Territory LostDiocese of Ciego de Ávila, Cuba Erected
13 FebDiocese of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos, Guatemala Territory LostArchdiocese of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán, Guatemala (Name Changed and Diocese raised to an Archdiocese) Erected
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
23 FebDiocese of Arua, Uganda Territory LostDiocese of Nebbi, Uganda Erected
27 MarDiocese of Miracema do Tocantins, Brazil
Diocese of Porto Nacional, Tocatins, Brazil
Territory LostArchdiocese of Palmas, Tocatins, Brazil Erected
27 AprArchdiocese of Guatemala Territory LostDiocese of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala Erected
24 MayDiocese of Przemyśl (Ukrainian), Poland 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 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 Erected
14 JunDiocese of Trivandrum, India Territory LostDiocese of Neyyattinkara, India Erected
5 JulArchdiocese of Jos, Nigeria 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), Palestine 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 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 Territory LostDiocese of Guarenas, Venezuela Erected
30 NovVicariate Apostolic of Mitú-Puerto Inírida, Colombia SplitVicariate Apostolic of Inírida, Colombia
Vicariate Apostolic of Mitú, Colombia
30 NovDiocese of Díli, Timor-Leste Territory LostDiocese of Baucau, Timor-Leste Erected
30 NovArchdiocese of Kampala, Uganda Territory LostDiocese of Kasana-Luweero, Uganda
Diocese of Lugazi, Uganda
7 DecArchdiocese of Durrës-Tiranë, Albania
Territorial Abbey of Shën Llezhri i Oroshit (Orosh), Albania
Territory LostDiocese of Rrëshen, Albania Erected
14 DecArchdiocese of Lima, Peru Territory LostDiocese of Carabayllo, Peru
Diocese of Chosica, Peru
Diocese of Lurín, Peru
15 DecMission "Sui Iuris" of Bomadi, Nigeria ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bomadi, Nigeria Elevated
16 DecArchdiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic Territory LostDiocese of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Erected
16 DecArcheparchy of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankara), India 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 Territory LostDiocese of Suchitepéquez-Retalhuleu, Guatemala Erected
31 DecDiocese of Sololá, Guatemala Name ChangedDiocese of Sololá-Chimaltenango, Guatemala Name Changed


Home | Countries | Religious Orders | Popes | Holy See | Roman Curia | Cardinals by Rank
Bishops: All | Living | Deceased | Youngest | Oldest | Cardinal Electors
Dioceses: All | Current Only | Titular | Vacant | Structured View
Events: Overview | Recent | by Date | by Year | Necrology
Ad Limina | Conclaves | Consistories | Councils
Eastern Catholic Churches


About Catholic-Hierarchy
Terminology/Site Help
[ Comments/Corrections ] Copyright David M. Cheney, 1996-2021
Code: web_e, v3.2.3, 8 Feb 2020; Data: 15 Oct 2021