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The Year of Our Lord 1940

Diocese Events


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12 JanDiocese of Allahabad, India (Jhansi, Jalaun, Eamirpur, and Banda) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Jhansi, India Erected
12 JanArchdiocese of Agra, India (Shahjahanpur and Piltbhit)
Diocese of Allahabad, India (Lucknow, Unnao, Barabanki, Gonda, Hardoi, Sitapur, Baliraichj Kheri, Nainital, and Almora)
Territory LostDiocese of Lucknow, India Erected
12 JanVicariate Apostolic of Wonsan, Korea (North) (Qensan (or Wonsan) and Ampen, Tokugen, Bunsen, and Eo gen) Territory LostTerritorial Abbey of Tokugen o Tokwon, Korea (North) Erected
12 JanVicariate Apostolic of Wonsan, Korea (North) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kanko o Hamheung, Korea (North) Name Changed
13 JanVicariate Apostolic of Keewatin, Manitoba, Canada (Territory of the Montagnais) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Baie d’Hudson {Hudson Bay}, Manitoba, Canada Territory Added
13 FebDiocese of Mysore, India (Bangalore, Kolara, Tumakuru, and Chitradurga) Territory LostDiocese of Bangalore, India Erected
13 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Fushun, China ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Fushun [Fushun], China Elevated
13 FebDiocese of Nellore, India (Guntur) Territory LostDiocese of Guntur, India Erected
13 FebVicariate Apostolic of Gimma, Ethiopia (Gambattà-Gudella and part of Voliam)
Prefecture Apostolic of Neghelli, Ethiopia (Gambattà (left bank of the river Billate))
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Hosanna, Ethiopia Erected
13 FebVicariate Apostolic of Gimma, Ethiopia (Guraghe Hadia) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Endeber, Ethiopia Erected
13 FebDiocese of Coimbatore, India (Nilgiris and area north of the river Bhavani and its tributary Moyar) Territory LostDiocese of Mysore, India Territory Added
17 FebDiocese of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile (Southern part) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Aysén, Chile Erected
29 FebDiocese of Trujillo, Peru (Piura and Tumbes) Territory LostDiocese of Piura, Peru Erected
2 MarArchdiocese of Urbino, Italy Territory LostDiocese of Urbania e Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy (St. Peter in Metola) Territory Added
9 AprVicariate Apostolic of Costa d’Avorio (Right bank of the river Bandama (except Tiassalé)) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Sassandra, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
9 AprVicariate Apostolic of Costa d’Avorio Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Name Changed
9 AprMission "Sui Iuris" of Kiamusze [Jiamusi], China ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Jiamusi [Kiamusze], China Elevated
28 MayVicariate Apostolic of Oubangui Chari, Central African Republic (Southern part) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Brazzaville, Congo Territory Added
28 MayVicariate Apostolic of Foumban, Cameroon
Vicariate Apostolic of Oubangui Chari, Central African Republic
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Berbérati, Central African Republic Erected
28 MayVicariate Apostolic of Oubangui Chari, Central African Republic Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Bangui, Central African Republic Name Changed
28 MayVicariate Apostolic of Süchow [Xuzhou], China (area north and east of Lake Weishan) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Yenchowfu, China Territory Added
11 JunScarboro Foreign Mission Society Approbation
22 JunArchdiocese of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Boundaries adjusted)
Territorial Prelature of Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Boundaries adjusted)
Diocese of São Luíz de Cáceres, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Boundaries adjusted)
Territory Added
25 JunVicariate Apostolic of Batavia, Indonesia (Central Java (Midden-Java)) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Semarang, Indonesia Erected
25 JunMission "Sui Iuris" of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
25 JunVicariate Apostolic of Hangchow [Hangzhou], China (Kinhwa (Kinhwa, Iwu, Pukiang, Tungyang, Yungkang, Wuyi, Tangid, and Lance)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Lishui [Lishui], China Territory Added
9 JulVicariate Apostolic of Orange River, South Africa Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Keimoes, South Africa Name Changed
9 JulDiocese of Chittagong, Bangladesh (Aralcan in Burma (Akyab, Paletto, Eyankpyu, and Sandoway)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Akyab, Myanmar Erected
13 JulDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Archdiocese of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia, Brazil
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Chapada, Brazil Erected
1 AugVicariate Apostolic of Yükiang [Yujiang], China (Tzeki) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Nancheng [Nancheng], China Territory Added
4 SepTerritorial Prelature of Mozambico (Zambézia (Beira, Tete, and Quelimane)) Territory LostDiocese of Beira, Mozambique Erected
4 SepTerritorial Prelature of Mozambico (Niassa (Mocambique and Pòrto Amelia)) Territory LostDiocese of Nampula, Mozambique Erected
4 SepTerritorial Prelature of Mozambico (Sui do Save (Lourenço Marques and Inhambane)) ElevatedArchdiocese of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique Elevated
4 SepDiocese of Macau, China (Island of Timor under the control of the Portuguese Republic) Territory LostDiocese of Díli, Timor-Leste Erected
4 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Cubango in Angola (Benguela (Benguela and Huambo))
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Cunène, Angola (Huila (Mossâmedes and Huila))
Territory LostDiocese of Nova Lisboa, Angola Erected
4 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Cubango in Angola (Bié (Bié and Moxico) and Lunda (in Malanje)) Territory LostDiocese of Silva Porto, Angola Erected
4 SepDiocese of Angola e Congo (Luanda (Cabinda, Zaire, Gongo, Luanda, and Cuanza-North), Ciianza-Sul (in Benguela), and Malanje) ElevatedArchdiocese of Luanda, Angola Elevated
4 SepDiocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Jesuit territory) Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Guinea Portoghese, Guinea-Bissau Erected
4 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Cubango in Angola Suppressed
4 SepMission "Sui Iuris" of Cunène, Angola Suppressed
4 SepMission "Sui Iuris" of Lunda, Angola Suppressed
4 SepPrefecture Apostolic of Lower Congo in Cubango, Angola Suppressed
16 NovDiocese of Imola, Italy (S. Petronius in Castelbolognese) Territory LostDiocese of Faenza, Italy Territory Added
16 NovDiocese of Faenza, Italy (Bianeanigo) Territory LostDiocese of Imola, Italy Territory Added
17 DecPaulist Fathers Approbation

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