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The Year of Our Lord 1997

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownPatriarchal Dependent Territory of Sudan (Syrian) Established
unknownPatriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem (Chaldean), Palestine ElevatedPatriarchal Dependent Territory of Jerusalem (Chaldean), Palestine Elevated
2 JanDiocese of Koupéla, Burkina Faso
Archdiocese of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Territory LostDiocese of Manga, Burkina Faso (Boulgou, Bazega, Zoundweogo, and Nahouri) Erected
24 JanDiocese of Salem, India (Dharmapuri) Territory LostDiocese of Dharmapuri, India Erected
27 JanEparchy of Prešov (Prjašev, Eperjes) (Slovak), Slovakia (Cassovian civil region) Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Košice (Slovak), Slovakia Erected
1 FebDiocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey, Dominican Republic (Hato Mayor)
Archdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (San Pedro de Macoris)
Territory LostDiocese of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic Erected
20 FebDiocese of Zé-Doca, Maranhão, Brazil (Turiaçu) Territory LostDiocese of Pinheiro, Maranhão, Brazil Territory Added
6 MarDiocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, Italy (Santa Maria Maggiore (Sant'Arcangelo Trimonte)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Benevento, Italy Territory Added
6 MarArchdiocese of Benevento, Italy (San Bartolomeo Apostolo (Greci), San Nicola Vescovo (Savignano Irpino), and Santa Maria del Monte Carmelo (Savignano Irpino)) Territory LostDiocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, Italy Territory Added
10 MarDelegation to Libya ElevatedNunciature to Libya Elevated
25 AprMilitary Ordinariate of Croatia, Military Erected
13 MayDiocese of Morón, Argentina (Merlo and Moreno) Territory LostDiocese of Merlo-Moreno, Argentina Erected
28 MayDiocese of Ciudad Valles, San Luís Potosí, México (Ciudad del Maíz)
Archdiocese of San Luis Potosí, México (Matehuala, Catoce, Cedrai, Charcas, Guadalcázar, Santo Domingo, Vanegas, Venado, Villa de Guadalupe, Villa de la Paz, and Villa de Arista)
Territory LostDiocese of Matehuala, San Luís Potosí, México Erected
28 MayArchdiocese of Kaunas, Lithuania
Diocese of Panevėžys, Lithuania
Diocese of Telšiai (-Klaipeda), Lithuania
Territory LostDiocese of Šiauliai, Lithuania Erected
6 JunPriestly Society of Saint Jacques Approbation
9 JunNunciature to Guyana, Antilles Established
13 JunDiocese of Colón, Panama Name ChangedDiocese of Colón-Kuna Yala, Panama Name Changed
14 JunDiocese of Darjeeling, India (Southern part of Siliguri) Territory LostDiocese of Bagdogra, India Erected
14 JunDiocese of Livingstone, Zambia (Kalabo, Kaoma, Lukulu, Mongu, and Sanga) Territory LostDiocese of Mongu, Zambia Erected
28 JunArchdiocese of Bangui, Central African Republic (Ibingui-Economique, Bamingui-Bangoran, and Gribingui-Economique) Territory LostDiocese of Kaga-Bandoro, Central African Republic Erected
5 JulArchdiocese of Zagreb, Croatia (Pozega, Virovitica, Nasice, Nova Kapela, Nova Gradiska, and Pakrac along with Jasenovac, Krapje, and Lonja) Territory LostDiocese of Požega, Croatia Erected
5 JulArchdiocese of Zagreb, Croatia (lower Varazdin, upper Varazdin, Varazdinske-Toplice, Bednja, lower Medjimurje, upper Medjimurje, Djurdjevac, Koprivnica, and Virje) Territory LostDiocese of Varaždin, Croatia Erected
8 JulSodalicio de Vida Cristiana Approbation
8 JulDelegation to Angola ElevatedNunciature to Angola Elevated
12 JulDiocese of Coro, Venezuela (Paraguaná peninsula) Territory LostDiocese of Punto Fijo, Venezuela Erected
29 SepApostolic Administration of Kazakhstan Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Tadjikistan
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Turkmenistan
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Uzbekistan
Erected
16 OctDiocese of Parakou, Benin ElevatedArchdiocese of Parakou, Benin Elevated
16 OctDiocese of Kandi, Benin (from Cotonou) Metropolitan Changed
16 OctDiocese of Natitingou, Benin (from Cotonou) Metropolitan Changed
16 OctDiocese of Djougou, Benin (from Cotonou) Metropolitan Changed
24 OctArchdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria (Abeokuta South, Abeokuta North, Ado/Odo/Otas, Egbado North, Egbado South, Ifo, Obafemi/Owose, and Odeda) Territory LostDiocese of Abeokuta, Nigeria Erected
24 OctArchdiocese of Calcutta, India (West Bengal: Burdwan along with Bankura viz., Saltora, Mejhia, Gangajalghat, Barjhor, Sonamukhi, Patrasari, Indua, Chhatna, and Bankura, and Birbhum District viz., Muhammadbazar, Rajnagar, Khoyrasole, Dubrajpur, Suri, Illambazar, Sainthia, Bolpur, Labpur,) Territory LostDiocese of Asansol, India Erected
24 OctDiocese of Sunyani, Ghana (Asunafo, Asutifì, Tano, and Ahafo Area) Territory LostDiocese of Goaso, Ghana Erected
18 NovArchdiocese of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy (Sant'Andrea Apostolo (Guardia Piemontese), Santa Maria del Rifugio (Acquappesa), and Santa Teresa V. (Intavolata di Acquappesa)) Territory LostDiocese of San Marco Argentano-Scalea, Italy Territory Added
21 NovVicariate Apostolic of Mandeville, Jamaica, Antilles ElevatedDiocese of Mandeville, Jamaica, Antilles Elevated
21 NovDiocese of Mercedes-Luján, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Mercedes-Luján, Argentina Elevated
21 NovDiocese of Miri, Malaysia (Negara Brunei Darussalam) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Brunei Erected
28 NovDiocese of Colatina, Espirito Santo, Brazil (Viia Valerio in Sooretama) Territory LostDiocese of São Mateus, Espirito Santo, Brazil Territory Added
2 DecDiocese of Chur, Switzerland (Liechtenstein) Territory LostArchdiocese of Vaduz, Liechtenstein Erected
12 DecDiocese of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Santa Maria de Purificationa (in Muçum) and Saint John the Baptist (in Vespasiano Correa)) Territory LostDiocese of Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory Added
12 DecDiocese of Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Our Lady of Lourdes (in Nova Alvorada) and Santi Michaelis Arcangeli (in Itapuca)) Territory LostDiocese of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory Added
12 DecDiocese of Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Santa Maria de Victoriis (in Cacequi) and Saint Rita (in Laranjeiras)) Territory LostDiocese of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory Added
22 DecMission "Sui Iuris" of Kyrgyzstan Erected
23 DecArchdiocese of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Diocese of Limeira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Amparo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Amparo, Aguas de Lindóia, Holambra, Itapira, Jaguariúna, Lindóia, Mogi Mirim, Monte Alegre do Sul, Pedreira, Santo Antonio de Posse, and Serra Negra) Erected
23 DecDiocese of Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Diocese of Ji-Paraná, Rondonia, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Juína, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Juina, Castanheira, Juruena, Cotriguaçu, Aripuana, and Brasnorte) Erected
23 DecDiocese of Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Diocese of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Diocese of Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Paranatinga, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Paranatinga, Nova Brasilândia, Planalto da Serra, Campinápolis, Novo Sao Joaquim, and Gaucha do Norte) Erected

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