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St. Peter Canisius, priest and doctor (Opt. Memorial)

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1818Diocese of Lettere (-Gragnano), Italy SuppressedDiocese of Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Territory Added
1875Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Decretum Laudis
1883Vicariate Apostolic of Mongolia, China Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Southwestern Mongolia {Mongolia Occiduo-Meridionale}, China
Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Mongolia {Mongolia Orientale}, China
1883Vicariate Apostolic of Mongolia, China Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Central Mongolia {Mongolia Centrale}, China Name Changed
1906Vicariate Apostolic of Central Zanguebar {Zanguebar Centrale}, Tanzania Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Bagamoyo, Tanzania Name Changed
1906Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Zanguebar, Kenya Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Zanzibar, Kenya Name Changed
1923Vicariate Apostolic of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedEparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
1923Vicariate Apostolic of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedArcheparchy of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
1923Vicariate Apostolic of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedEparchy of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
1923Vicariate Apostolic of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedEparchy of Trichur (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
1925Ordinariate of Greece (Armenian) Erected
1926Vicariate Apostolic of Chaco, Bolivia
Diocese of Tarija, Bolivia (Boundaries Adjusted)
Territory Added
1931Prefecture Apostolic of Baie d’Hudson {Hudson Bay}, Manitoba, Canada ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Baie d’Hudson {Hudson Bay}, Manitoba, Canada Elevated
1949Sons of Charity Decretum Laudis
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Brazzaville, Congo (Alima, Sanga-Likouala, and Likouala) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Fort-Rousset, Congo Erected
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Laos (Gammon, Savannakhet, Saravane, and Bassac) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Thakhek, Laos Erected
1950Vicariate Apostolic of Laos Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Thare, Thailand Name Changed
1951Franciscan Friars of the Atonement Decretum Laudis
1951Nunciature to Austria (to Nunciature) Elevated
1959Diocese of Astorga, Spain (Parishes of Cañizo, Navea, Castromil de Castilla, and Carracedo de la Sierra and villages of Ventas de la Capilla and Ventas de Bolaño) Territory LostDiocese of Orense, Spain Territory Added
1959Diocese of Orense, Spain (Parish of Celeiros) Territory LostDiocese of Astorga, Spain Territory Added
1964Diocese of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México
Diocese of Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México Erected
1964Diocese of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, México (San Juan Juquila Mixes, San Pedro Ocotepec, San Miguel Quetzaltepec, Asunción Cacalotepec, Santa Maria Tepantlali, Totontepec Villa de Morelos, Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Santa María Mixistlan, Espiritu Santo Tamazulapan, San Pedro y San Pablo Ayutla,...) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Mixes, Oaxaca, México Erected
1984Nunciature to São Tomé and Príncipe Established
1985Territorial Prelature of Tarma, Peru ElevatedDiocese of Tarma, Peru Elevated
1985Diocese of Quilon, India (Pathanamathitta, Pathanapuram, and parts of Kottarakare, Kunnathur, Mavelikara, and Chengannur) Territory LostDiocese of Punalur, India Erected
1991Prefecture Apostolic of Meki, Ethiopia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Meki, Ethiopia Elevated
1994Nunciature to North Macedonia Established
1995Eparchy of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea (Gasc-Setit and Barca) Territory LostEparchy of Barentu (Eritrean), Eritrea Erected
1995Eparchy of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea (Sahel and Senhit) Territory LostEparchy of Keren (Eritrean), Eritrea Erected
1995Congregation of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus “Little Flower” Approbation
2018Diocese of Mbeya, Tanzania ElevatedArchdiocese of Mbeya, Tanzania Elevated
2018Diocese of Iringa, Tanzania (from Songea to Mbeya) Metropolitan Changed
2018Diocese of Sumbawanga, Tanzania (from Tabora to Mbeya) Metropolitan Changed


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