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The Year of Our Lord 1847

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unknownVicariate Apostolic of King George Sounde - The Sound, Australia SuppressedDiocese of Adelaide, Australia
Diocese of Perth, Australia
Territory Added
unknownPrefecture Apostolic of Abyssinia, Ethiopia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Abyssinia, Ethiopia Elevated
14 MarDiocese of Udine, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Udine, Italy Elevated
8 AprDiocese of Chur-Sankt Gallen, Switzerland SplitDiocese of Chur, Switzerland
Diocese of Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
23 AprDiocese of New York, New York, USA Territory LostDiocese of Albany, New York, USA
Diocese of Buffalo, New York, USA
23 AprDiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Territory LostDiocese of Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Northern Ohio) Erected
4 MayVicariate Apostolic of Texas, USA Territory LostDiocese of Galveston, Texas, USA (Name changed and Vicariate raised to a Diocese) Erected
27 MayVicariate Apostolic of Essington, Australia ElevatedDiocese of Victoria, Australia Elevated
4 JunVicariate Apostolic of North-West (Nord-Ouest), Canada ElevatedDiocese of North-West (Nord-Ouest), Canada Elevated
4 JunVicariate Apostolic of Newfoundland, Canada ElevatedDiocese of Newfoundland, Canada Elevated
25 JunDiocese of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Diocese of Montréal, Québec, Canada
Diocese of North-West (Nord-Ouest), Canada
Diocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Territory LostDiocese of Bytown, Ontario, Canada Erected
25 JunArchdiocese of Sydney, Australia Territory LostDiocese of Maitland, Australia
Diocese of Melbourne, Australia
25 JunDiocese of Cochabamba, Bolivia Erected
20 JulDiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA ElevatedArchdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA Elevated
23 JulVicariate Apostolic of Central Oceania, Tonga Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nouvelle-Calédonie (New Caledonia), Pacific (Oceania) Erected
23 JulPatriarchate of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme}, Palestine Erected
30 JulVicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope {Capo de Buona Speranza}, South Africa Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Western District {Capo di Buona Speranza, Distretto Occidentale}, South Africa Erected
30 JulVicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope {Capo de Buona Speranza}, South Africa Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Eastern District {Capo de Buona Speranza, Distretto Orientale}, South Africa Name Changed
7 DecVicariate Apostolic of Mauritius ElevatedDiocese of Port-Louis, Mauritius Elevated
8 DecCongregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate Founded


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