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The Year of Our Lord 2007

Diocese Events

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2 JanArcheparchy of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankara), India Territory LostEparchy of Mavelikara (Syro-Malankara), India Erected
26 JanDiocese of Mexicali, Baja California Norte, México (Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Bahía de los Ángeles) and Santísima Trinidad (Valle Trinidad))
Archdiocese of Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México (Ensenada, Maneadero, Vicente Ferrer, San Vicente Guerrero, San Quintín Col. Lázaro Cárdenas, El Rosario, Bahía de los Ángeles, Villa Jesús María, Isla de Cedros, Valle de Guadalupe, and Ojos Negros)
Territory LostDiocese of Ensenada, Baja California Norte, México Erected
10 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Nepal ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Nepal Elevated
21 AprDiocese of Goiás, Brazil (São Sebastião in Adelândia) Territory LostDiocese of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil Territory Added
26 AprTerritorial Prelature of Moyobamba, Peru (Tocache) Territory LostDiocese of Huánuco, Peru Territory Added
31 MayDiocese of Saint George’s, Newfoundland, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Corner Brook and Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada Name Changed
31 MayDiocese of Labrador City-Schefferville, Québec, Canada SuppressedDiocese of Amos, Québec, Canada (Nunavik Territory)
Diocese of Baie-Comeau, Québec, Canada (La Basse Côte-Nord Territory)
Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada (Labrador Territory)
Territory Added
31 MayDiocese of Amos, Québec, Canada Territory LostDiocese of Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada (Opitciwan (Obedjiwan))
Diocese of Joliette, Québec, Canada (Manawan)
Diocese of Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Parent)
Territory Added
31 MayDiocese of Moosonee, Ontario, Canada Territory LostDiocese of Amos, Québec, Canada (Chisasibi, Radisson, Waskaganish) Territory Added
31 MayDelegation to Arabian Peninsula EstablishedNunciature to United Arab Emirates Established
2 JunArchdiocese of Jos, Nigeria (Shendam, Langtang North, Langtang South, Mikang, Wase, and Qua'an Pan along with Lankan, Jiblik, Abwor/Dyis, Chip, Jing, Tal, and Pai) Territory LostDiocese of Shendam, Nigeria Erected
5 JunDiocese of Johannesburg, South Africa ElevatedArchdiocese of Johannesburg, South Africa Elevated
5 JunDiocese of Manzini, eSwatini (from Pretoria) Metropolitan Changed
5 JunDiocese of Klerksdorp, South Africa (from Pretoria) Metropolitan Changed
5 JunDiocese of Witbank, South Africa (from Pretoria) Metropolitan Changed
5 JunVicariate Apostolic of Francistown, Botswana (from Bloemfontein) Metropolitan Changed
5 JunDiocese of Gaborone, Botswana (from Bloemfontein) Metropolitan Changed
6 JunArchdiocese of Luanda, Angola (Caxito, Ambriz, Bula-Atumba, Dande, Bembos, Icolo et Bengo, Kissama, Nambuangongo, and Pango Aluquém) Territory LostDiocese of Caxito, Angola Erected
6 JunArchdiocese of Luanda, Angola (Viana, Palanca, Bom Jesus, Calumbo, Catete, Barra di Kwanza, Cabo Ledo, Mumbondo, Kilamba Kiaxi, Demba Chio, Muxima, and Massangano) Territory LostDiocese of Viana, Angola Erected
12 JunDiocese of Koforidua, Ghana (Donkorkrom) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Donkorkrom, Ghana Erected
12 JunNunciature to Burkina Faso (moved to Ouagadougou) See Transferred
25 JunDiocese of Niamey, Niger ElevatedArchdiocese of Niamey, Niger Elevated
25 JunDiocese of Maradi, Niger (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunDiocese of Luz, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Nossa Senhora da Abadia (in Matutina), São Sebastião (in São Gotardo), and Santo Antonio (in Tiros)) Territory LostDiocese of Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil Territory Added
16 JulDiocese of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (Sandakan and Tawau) Territory LostDiocese of Sandakan, Malaysia Erected
29 AugEparchy of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabar), India (Shimoga and Chickmagalur) Territory LostEparchy of Bhadravathi (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
26 SepDiocese of Quilmes, Argentina (from La Plata) Metropolitan Changed
24 NovCardinal Titular Church of San Lino Established
24 NovCardinal Titular Church of San Lorenzo in Piscibus Established
24 NovCardinal Titular Church of San Ponziano Established
24 NovCardinal Titular Church of Preziosissimo Sangue di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo Established
24 NovCardinal Titular Church of Santa Maria della Presentazione Established
24 NovCardinal Titular Church of San Salvatore in Lauro (as Cardinal-Deacon Title) Restored
28 DecDiocese of Konongo-Mampong, Ghana (Atebubu, Sene, and Pru)
Diocese of Sunyani, Ghana (Techiman, Kintampo North, Kintampo South, and Nkoranza)
Territory LostDiocese of Techiman, Ghana Erected
31 DecArchdiocese of Aix (-Arles-Embrun), France Name ChangedArchdiocese of Aix (-Arles), France (removed Embrun as secondary title) Name Changed
31 DecDiocese of Gap, France Name ChangedDiocese of Gap (-Embrun), France (added Embrun as secondary title) Name Changed


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