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unknownCarmelites of Mary Immaculate Founded
unknownDiocese of Montréal, Québec, Canada (Parishes of St-Mathieu de Belœil, St-Marc, and St-Antoine) Territory LostDiocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada Territory Added
21 FebDiocese of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Counties of Middlesex, Elgin, Kent, Lambton, Huron, Perth, Oxford, and Norfolk.) Territory LostDiocese of London, Ontario, Canada Erected
16 AprCongregation of the Sacred Stigmata Decretum Laudis
12 JunDiocese of Bayeux, France Name ChangedDiocese of Bayeux (-Lisieux), France Name Changed
18 JunCongregation of Holy Cross Approbation
25 JunDiocese of Troia, Italy Territory LostDiocese of Foggia, Italy Erected
30 JunDiocese of Angers, France
Diocese of Le Mans, France
Territory LostDiocese of Laval, France Erected
22 AugDiocese of Modena (e Nonantola), Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Modena (e Nonantola), Italy Elevated
4 SepVicariate Apostolic of Batavia, Indonesia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Labuan e Borneo, Malaysia Erected
10 OctVicariate Apostolic of Two Guineas and Senegambia {Guinea Superiore e Inferiore e di Sierra Leone}, Gabon Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Annobon, Corisco and Fernando Poo Islands, Equatorial Guinea Erected
3 DecDiocese of Newfoundland, Canada
Vicariate Apostolic of Sweden
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Arctic Pole Erected


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