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The Year of Our Lord 2002

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
unknownNunciature to Yugoslavia SplitNunciature to Serbia and Montenegro Split
9 JanDiocese of Samarinda, Indonesia (Bulungan and Berau) Territory LostDiocese of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia Erected
11 JanArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv-Vyshhorod (Ukrainian), Ukraine Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Donets’k-Kharkiv (Ukrainian), Ukraine Erected
16 JanDiocese of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil Elevated
16 JanDiocese of Barra (do Rio Grande), Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Irecê, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Ruy Barbosa (Rui Barbosa), Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil Elevated
16 JanDiocese of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Caetité, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Jequié, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
16 JanDiocese of Livramento de Nossa Senhora, Bahia, Brazil (from Sao Salvador da Bahia) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Kumasi, Ghana ElevatedArchdiocese of Kumasi, Ghana Elevated
17 JanDiocese of Goaso, Ghana (from Cape Coast) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Konongo-Mampong, Ghana (from Cape Coast) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Obuasi, Ghana (from Cape Coast) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Sunyani, Ghana (from Cape Coast) Metropolitan Changed
18 JanDiocese of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Territory LostApostolic Administration of São João Maria Vianney, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Personal) Erected
6 FebTerritorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, Philippines (Babuyan Islands) Territory LostArchdiocese of Tuguegarao, Philippines Territory Added
6 FebTerritorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, Philippines Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Batanes, Philippines Name Changed
6 FebTerritorial Prelature of Batanes, Philippines (from Tuguegarao to Nueva Segovia) Metropolitan Changed
11 FebApostolic Administration of Northern European Russia {Russia Europea Settentrionale} ElevatedArchdiocese of Madre di Dio a Mosca (Moscow), Russian Federation Elevated
11 FebApostolic Administration of Southern European Russia {Russia Europea Meridionale}
Diocese of Tiraspol, Moldova
ElevatedDiocese of San Clemente a Saratov, Russian Federation Elevated
11 FebApostolic Administration of Eastern Siberia {Siberia Orientale}, Russian Federation ElevatedDiocese of San Giuseppe a Irkutsk, Russian Federation Elevated
11 FebApostolic Administration of Western Siberia {Siberia Occidentale}, Russian Federation ElevatedDiocese of Trasfigurazione a Novosibirsk, Russian Federation Elevated
25 MarDiocese of Indore, India (Jhabua, Ratlam, Mandsaur, and Neemuch along with Sardarpur Tahshil (in Dhar) and Thandla Tahshil (in Jhabua))
Diocese of Udaipur, India (Thandla, Dungripada, Jhapandara, and Badi Dhamni)
Territory LostDiocese of Jhabua, India Erected
27 MarApostolic Administration of Zakarpattia, Ukraine ElevatedDiocese of Mukachevo (Munkács), Ukraine Elevated
AprTitular See of Aleria Established
AprTitular See of Mariana in Corsica Established
AprTitular See of Nebbio Established
AprTitular See of Sagone Established
10 AprPrefecture Apostolic of Karafuto, Russian Federation Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation Name Changed
19 AprDiocese of Münster, Germany (St. Paul in the part of Hengelage in Quakenbrück) Territory LostDiocese of Osnabrück, Germany Territory Added
20 AprApostolic Exarchate of Argentina (Melkite Greek) Erected
4 MayDiocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine (Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, and Zaporizhia)
Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine (Kharkiv, Luhansk, Pollava, and Sumy)
Territory LostDiocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, Ukraine Erected
4 MayDiocese of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine (Kherson, Kyrovohrad, Mykalov, Odessa and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) Territory LostDiocese of Odessa-Simferopol, Ukraine Erected
13 MayVicariate Apostolic of Palawan, Philippines (Northern part) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Taytay, Philippines Erected
13 MayVicariate Apostolic of Palawan, Philippines Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Puerto Princesa, Philippines Name Changed
16 MayMission "Sui Iuris" of Afghanistan Erected
20 MayNunciature to Timor-Leste Established
21 MayEparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit (Chaldean), USA (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California , Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii) Territory LostEparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego (Chaldean), USA Erected
21 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Kontagora, Nigeria ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kontagora, Nigeria Elevated
8 JunRosarian Fathers Approbation
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