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The Year of Our Lord 2003

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
8 JanDiocese of Saltillo, Coahuila, México (Acuña, Allende, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jiménez, Juaréz, Morelos, Múzquiz, Nava, Piedras Negras, Progreso, Sabinas, San Juan de Sabinas, Villa Union, Zaragoza, and the northern part of Ocampo) Territory LostDiocese of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, México Erected
20 JanMilitary Ordinariate of Slovakia, Military Erected
20 JanTerritorial Prelature of Borba, Amazonas, Brazil (Manicoré) Territory LostDiocese of Humaitá, Amazonas, Brazil Territory Added
29 JanDiocese of Samarinda, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Samarinda, Indonesia Elevated
29 JanDiocese of Banjarmasin, Indonesia (from Pontianak) Metropolitan Changed
29 JanDiocese of Palangkaraya, Indonesia (from Pontianak) Metropolitan Changed
29 JanDiocese of Tanjung Selor, Indonesia (from Pontianak) Metropolitan Changed
19 MarArchdiocese of Libreville, Gabon (Ogooué-Maritime) Territory LostDiocese of Port-Gentil, Gabon Erected
19 MarDiocese of Oyem, Gabon (Ogooué-Ivindo) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Makokou, Gabon Erected
21 MarEparchy of Alexandria {Alessandria} (Coptic), Egypt Territory LostEparchy of Guizeh (Coptic), Egypt Erected
21 MarMission "Sui Iuris" of Funafuti, Tuvalu, Pacific (Oceania) (from Samoa-Apia) Metropolitan Changed
29 MarVicariate Apostolic of Cuevo, Bolivia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Camiri, Bolivia Name Changed
31 MarDiocese of Urawa, Japan Name ChangedDiocese of Saitama, Japan Name Changed
6 MayTerritorial Abbey of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil SuppressedArchdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Territory Added
14 MayDiocese of Socorro y San Gil, Colombia (Albania, Barbosa, Bolivar, Chipatá, El Guacamayo, El Peñón, Guavatá, Güepsa, Jesús María, La Aguada, La Belleza, La Paz, Lándazuri, Puente Nacional, San Benito, Santa Elena, Sucre, and Vélez) Territory LostDiocese of Vélez, Colombia Erected
17 MayApostolic Administration of Almaty, Kazakhstan ElevatedDiocese of Santissima Trinità in Almaty, Kazakhstan Elevated
17 MayApostolic Administration of Astana, Kazakhstan ElevatedArchdiocese of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan Elevated
17 MayDiocese of Karaganda, Kazakhstan (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
24 MayDiocese of Ji-Paraná, Rondonia, Brazil (Nossa Senhora da Guia) Territory LostDiocese of São Luíz de Cáceres, Mato Grosso, Brazil Territory Added
12 JunMissionaries of Charity Brothers Approbation
28 JunArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines (Quezon City south of Tandang Sora and Mactan roads) Territory LostDiocese of Cubao, Philippines Erected
28 JunArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines (Kalookan City-South along with Malabon and Navotas) Territory LostDiocese of Kalookan, Philippines Erected
28 JunArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines (Pasig City along with Pateros and Taguig) Territory LostDiocese of Pasig, Philippines Erected
1 JulDiocese of Palembang, Indonesia ElevatedArchdiocese of Palembang, Indonesia Elevated
1 JulDiocese of Pangkal-Pinang, Indonesia (from Medan) Metropolitan Changed
1 JulDiocese of Tanjungkarang, Indonesia (from Medan) Metropolitan Changed
4 JulArchdiocese of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (New Britain (East and West)) Territory LostDiocese of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea Erected
8 JulDiocese of Netzahualcóyotl, México, México (Amecameca, Atlautla, Ayapango, Cocotitla´n, Chalco, Ecatzingo, Juchitepec, Ozumba, Temamatla, Tenango del Aire, Tepetlixpa, Tlalmananco, Valle de Chalco, and part of Cuatro Vientos Ixtapaluca) Territory LostDiocese of Valle de Chalco, México, México Erected
28 JulArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Kyiv-Vyshhorod (Ukrainian), Ukraine Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Odessa-Krym (Ukrainian), Ukraine Erected
6 AugArchdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Engativá, Colombia Erected
6 AugArchdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Fontibón, Colombia Erected
6 AugArchdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Soacha, Colombia Erected
28 AugEparchy of Križevci (Kreutz) (Križevci), Croatia Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Serbia e Montenegro (Križevci), Serbia Erected
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of Santi Domenico e Sisto Established
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of San Giustino Established
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of Santa Lucia del Gonfalone Established
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli Established
21 OctCardinal Titular Church of San Saturnino Established
8 NovArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca, México (Pochutla and Pinotepa Nacional along with) Territory LostDiocese of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, México Erected
10 NovArchdiocese of Madurai, India (Natham, Kamalapuram, Sinnalapatty, Athur, Karisalpatty, and Vannampatty)
Diocese of Tiruchirapalli, India (Dindigul (Dindigul, Vedasandur, Oddanchatram, Palani, and Natham))
Territory LostDiocese of Dindigul, India Erected
22 NovDiocese of Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia (Ebéjico, Liborina, Peque, San Jerónimo, Sopetrán, Sabanalarga, Olaya, and part of Palmitas) Territory LostArchdiocese of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia Territory Added
22 NovArchdiocese of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia (Murindó and Vigía del Fuerte) Territory LostDiocese of Quibdó, Colombia Territory Added
25 NovArcheparchy of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), Ethiopia (Gurageano (Gurage Zone) and Vollisoano (Wolliso Zone)) Territory LostEparchy of Emdeber (Ethiopian), Ethiopia Erected
3 DecDiocese of Toliara, Madagascar ElevatedArchdiocese of Toliara, Madagascar Elevated
3 DecDiocese of Morombe, Madagascar (from Fianarantsoa) Metropolitan Changed
3 DecDiocese of Morondava, Madagascar (from Fianarantsoa) Metropolitan Changed
3 DecDiocese of Tôlagnaro, Madagascar (from Fianarantsoa) Metropolitan Changed
9 DecDiocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Ilhas de Barlavento: S. Antão, S. Vicente, Santa Luzia, S. Nicolau, Boavista, and Sal) Territory LostDiocese of Mindelo, Cape Verde Erected
19 DecDiocese of Jayapura, Indonesia (Biak-Numfor, Yapen-Waropen, Nabire, Paniai, Puncak Jaya, and Mimika) Territory LostDiocese of Timika, Indonesia Erected
31 DecVicariate Apostolic of Bauchi, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Bauchi, Nigeria Elevated

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