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The Year of Our Lord 1957

Diocese Events

January to June


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unknownDelegation to Jerusalem, Palestine, Jordan, and Cyprus Name ChangedDelegation to Jerusalem and Palestine (Israel, Jordan, Cyprus), Palestine Name Changed
4 JanVicariate Apostolic of Archipelago of the Navigators {Arcipelago dei Navigatori}, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Isole Samoa e Tokelau, American Samoa, Pacific (Oceania) Name Changed
7 JanArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany (Taubengrub) Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg, Germany Territory Added
10 JanDiocese of Sarsina, Italy (village of Y olter, the house of Zotto, and the following eight estates: i. e. Giardino, Rovere Nuova, Gualdo, Ca' Caciara, Ca' Cartone, Canova, Yenezia, and Greppi) Territory LostDiocese of Bertinoro, Italy Territory Added
10 JanDiocese of Bertinoro, Italy (Casella in the village of Y oltre and the following existing estates and houses in the place of Yaldinooe, namely: Bugra di sotto, Bugra di sopra, Casaccia, Petrella, Casetto, Lucerna, Canova I and II, Ca' di Becco, Gamberella I and II, Furbaiola, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Sarsina, Italy Territory Added
18 JanTerritorial Prelature of Vacaria, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Elevated
19 JanArchdiocese of Asunción, Paraguay (Villa Oliva, Alberdi, and Villa Franca (all in Neembucus))
Diocese of Villarrica, Paraguay (Misiones (S. Juan Bautista, Ayolas, S. Ignacio, Santa María, S. Miguel, S. Patricio, S. Rosa, Santiago, Villa Florida) and parts of Neembucú (Pilar, Cerrito, Desmochados, General Díaz, Guazucuá, Humaita, Isla Umbú, Laureles, Paso de Patria, Pedro ...)
Territory LostDiocese of San Juan Bautista de las Misiones, Paraguay Erected
21 JanDiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione) en Paraguay (Parts of Alto Paraná)
Diocese of Villarrica, Paraguay (Departamento de Itapúa and part of Departamento de Altó Paraná)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Encarnación y Alto Paraná, Paraguay Erected
21 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Chonju, Korea (South) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Chonju, Korea (South) Elevated
21 JanArchdiocese of Dakar, Senegal (Kaolack, Foundiougne, Gossas, Nioro-du-Rip, and Kaffrine)
Diocese of Ziguinchor, Senegal (Parts of Tambacounda and Kedougou)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kaolack, Senegal Erected
21 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Kwangju, Korea (South) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kwangju, Korea (South) Elevated
21 JanVicariate Apostolic of Taiku, Korea (South) (Kyeng-Sang-Do) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Pusan, Korea (South) Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of Córdoba, Argentina (Tercero Arriba and General San Martín and parts of Unión Marcos Juárez and Rio Segundo) Territory LostDiocese of Villa María, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Viedma, Argentina (Chubut, Santa Cruz, and Tierra del Fuego) Territory LostDiocese of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Resistencia, Argentina (Formosa) Territory LostDiocese of Formosa, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of Paraná, Argentina (Gualeguaychú, Gualeguay, Victoria, Uruguay, and Rosario Tala) Territory LostDiocese of Gualeguaychú, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of La Plata, Argentina (Lomas de Zamora, Avellaneda, Lanús, Esteban Echeverría, and Cañuelas) Territory LostDiocese of Lomas de Zamora, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Bahía Blanca, Argentina (Necochea and Lobería)
Archdiocese of La Plata, Argentina (Pueyrredon, Balcarce, General Alvarado, General Madariaga, General Lavalle, Maipú, Mar Chiquita, and Tordillo)
Territory LostDiocese of Mar del Plata, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of La Plata, Argentina (Morón, Matanza, General San Martín, Merlo, and Moreno) Territory LostDiocese of Morón, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Azul, Argentina (Veinte y Cinco de Mayo)
Diocese of Mercedes, Argentina (Nueve de Julio, Bragado, General Viamonte, Carlos Tejedor, Pehuajó, Carlos Pellegrini, Rivadavia, General Villegas, General Pinto, Lincoln, Carlos Casares, and Trenque-Lauquen)
Territory LostDiocese of Nueve de Julio, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Corrientes, Argentina (Misiones) Territory LostDiocese of Posadas, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of Santa Fe, Argentina (Nueve de Julio, General Obligado, San Javier, and Vera) Territory LostDiocese of Reconquista, Argentina Erected
11 FebArchdiocese of La Plata, Argentina (San Isidro, Vicente López, San Fernando, Tigre, Pilar, and General Sarmiento)
Diocese of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina (Campana and Exaltación de la Santa Cruz)
Territory LostDiocese of San Isidro, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Bahía Blanca, Argentina (Atreucó, Caleu Caleu, Curacó, Guatraché, Limay Mahuida, Linhuel Calel, Puelen, Hucal, and Utracan)
Diocese of Mercedes, Argentina (Capital, Catriló, Ohalileo, Chapaleufú, Chical Co, Conhelo, Leventué, Maraco, Quemu-Quemú, Rancul, Realicó, Toay, and Trenel)
Territory LostDiocese of Santa Rosa, Argentina Erected
11 FebDiocese of Tucumán, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Tucumán, Argentina Elevated
11 FebDiocese of Bahía Blanca, Argentina ElevatedArchdiocese of Bahía Blanca, Argentina Elevated
11 FebDiocese of Mendoza, Argentina (Neuquén) Territory LostDiocese of Viedma, Argentina Territory Added
11 FebDiocese of Santiago del Estero, Argentina (from Paraná) Metropolitan Changed
11 FebDiocese of Viedma, Argentina (from La Plata) Metropolitan Changed
15 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Umtali, Zimbabwe ElevatedDiocese of Umtali, Zimbabwe Elevated
23 FebArchdiocese of Köln {Cologne}, Germany
Diocese of Münster, Germany
Archdiocese of Paderborn, Germany
Territory LostDiocese of Essen, Germany (Bochum, Bottrop, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Gladbeck, Lüdenscheid, and Mülhein (in Ruhr), Oberhausen, Wattenscheid; rural districts of Altena and Ennepe-Ruhrkreis (except Her decke and Wetter)) Erected
18 MarDiocese of Ibagué, Colombia (Espinal, Alpujarra, Ataco, Carmen de Apicala, Coyaima, Cunday, Chaparral, Chicoral, Dolores, Flanders, Guamo, Icononzo, Melgar, Natagaiina, Ortega , Prado, Purificación, Rioblanco, San Antonio, San Luis, Saldaña, Suárez, and Villarica) Territory LostDiocese of Espinal, Colombia Erected
18 MarArchdiocese of Medellín, Colombia (Abejorral, Alejandría, Aquitania, Algeria, Cocorná, Concepción, El Carmen de Viboral, El Jordán, El Peñol, El Retiro, El Santuario, Granada, Guarne, Guatapé, La Ceja, la Unión, Marinilla, Mesopotamia, Nariño, Puerto Triunfo, Puerto Nare, Pantanillo, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Sonsón, Colombia Erected
20 MarDelegation to Ethiopia ElevatedNunciature to Ethiopia (as Internunciature) Elevated
22 MarVicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga}, Pacific (Oceania) Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Tonga and Niue Islands, Pacific (Oceania) Name Changed
25 MarPatriarchate of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal (Formigais) Territory LostDiocese of Leiria, Portugal Territory Added
4 AprVicariate Apostolic of Kontum, Viet Nam (Attopeu) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Thakhek, Laos Territory Added
5 AprDiocese of Nampula, Mozambique (Cabo Delgado) Territory LostDiocese of Porto Amélia, Mozambique Erected
6 AprDiocese of Brooklyn, New York, USA (Counties of Nassau and Suffolk) Territory LostDiocese of Rockville Centre, New York, USA Erected
6 AprDiocese of Brooklyn, New York, USA (Fishers Island, NY) Territory LostDiocese of Norwich, Connecticut, USA Territory Added
8 AprDiocese of Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar (Tulear, with Manombo and Sakaraha; Betioky with Tongobory and Benenitra; Ampanihy with Ejeda and Androka) Territory LostDiocese of Tuléar, Madagascar Erected
8 AprDiocese of Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar (Farafangana with Ivohibe, Vondrozo, and Karianga; Ihosy with Ranohira and Lakora; Vangaindrano with Amparihy; from the southern Midongy with Befotaka; Vohipeno; and the territories of Fort Carnot and Manakara) Territory LostDiocese of Farafangana, Madagascar Erected
9 AprDiocese of Cuenca, Ecuador ElevatedArchdiocese of Cuenca, Ecuador Elevated
9 AprDiocese of Coria, Spain Name ChangedDiocese of Coria-Cáceres, Spain Name Changed
9 AprDiocese of Loja, Ecuador (from Quito) Metropolitan Changed
10 AprDiocese of Chihuahua, México (Praxedis Guerrero, Guadalupe, Ojinaga. Madera, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Casas Grandes, Ascensión, Janos, San Buenaventura, Galeana, Ignacio Zaragoza, Ahumada, Temosachic, Matachic, Namiquipa, Gómez Farias, Guerrero, Ocampo Moris, Juárez, Covarne and Benavides) Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México Erected
10 AprTerritorial Prelature of Santarém, Para, Brazil (Óbidos, Alenquer, Faro, Juruti, and Oriximiná) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Óbidos, Para, Brazil Erected
12 AprArchdiocese of Lima, Peru (Huarochiri and Yauyos) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Yauyos, Peru Erected
13 AprVicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore, México (Between the parallel circles of 22.5 and 28 north latitude with the adjacent islands) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of La Paz en la Baja California Sur, México Erected
16 AprMilitary Ordinariate of Netherlands, Military Erected
28 AprDiocese of Fréjus, France Name ChangedDiocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France Name Changed
16 MayArchdiocese of Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Eustache; Saint-Agapit (St-Eustache on the Lake); Saint-Joseph-du-Lac; Marie-Médiatrice (Pointe-Calumet); Annunciation B.V.M. (Oka); and St. Charles (Lachenaie)) Territory LostDiocese of Saint-Jérôme, Québec, Canada Territory Added
4 JunArchdiocese of Mérida, Venezuela (Trujillo) Territory LostDiocese of Trujillo, Venezuela Erected
6 JunDiocese of Barcelona, Spain (21 Parishes (in Province of Tarragona))
Diocese of Vic, Spain (9 Parishes (in Province of Tarragona))
Territory LostArchdiocese of Tarragona, Spain Territory Added
6 JunDiocese of Cuenca, Spain (Requena-Utiel) Territory LostArchdiocese of Valencia, Spain Territory Added
6 JunDiocese of Gerona, Spain (Arenys de Mar) Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona, Spain Territory Added
6 JunArchdiocese of Lyon (-Vienne), France (20 Parishes) Territory LostDiocese of Solsona, Spain Territory Added
6 JunDiocese of Albacete, Spain (Casa de Roldan) Territory LostDiocese of Cuenca, Spain Territory Added
6 JunDiocese of Barcelona, Spain (Sant Martí de Riells del Montseny) Territory LostDiocese of Gerona, Spain Territory Added
6 JunArchdiocese of Valencia, Spain (Callosa de Ensarriá (except the parishes of Benisa, Jijona and Villajoyosa)) Territory LostDiocese of Orihuela, Spain Territory Added
6 JunArchdiocese of Valencia, Spain (Gatova and Villahermosa del Río) Territory LostDiocese of Segorbe, Spain Territory Added
6 JunDiocese of Barcelona, Spain (San Rafael de Figaro, San Pablo de Montmany, Rieils del Fay Gallifa, San Feliú de Codines, San Lorenzo Savall, Villanova del Carni, and Santa Maria de Pobla de Claramunt)
Diocese of Gerona, Spain (Camprodón, Setcases, Vinalonga, Llanas, Molió, and Tragura)
Diocese of Solsona, Spain (Palmcrola)
Territory LostDiocese of Vic, Spain Territory Added
10 JunApostolic Exarchate of England and Wales {Inghilterra e Galles} (Ukrainian), Great Britain Erected
15 JunDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (Campo Grande, Agua Clara, Aparecida do Taboado, Cassilândia, Corguinho, Jaraguari, Paranaíba, Ribas do Rio Pardo, Rio Verde do Mato Grosso, Rochedo, Sidrolândia, Terenos, Tres Lagoas, and the southern parts of Coxim and Camapüa)
Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia, Brazil (Northern parts of Coxim and Camapüa)
Territory LostDiocese of Campo Grande, Brazil Erected
15 JunDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil (Dourados, Amambai, Bataguaçu, Itaporâ, Maracajú, Ponta Porâ, and Rio Brilhante) Territory LostDiocese of Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Erected
15 JunDiocese of Montes Claros, Brazil (Januária, Manga, São Francisco, Espinosa, Monte Azul, Mato Verde with Arinos in São Româo)
Territorial Prelature of Paracatu, Brazil (Sâo Româo, Capâo Redondo, and Formoso)
Territory LostDiocese of Januária, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
15 JunTerritorial Prelature of Chapada, Brazil (Northern part of Corumbá) Territory LostDiocese of Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Territory Added
19 JunDiocese of Chiapas (Ciudad Real de Chiapas), México (Arriaga, Villaflores, Villa Corzo, Tonala, La Concordia, Angel A. Corzo, Pijijiapam, Mapestepec, Motozintla, Siltepec, Bellavista, La Grandeza, Bejucal, Amatenango, Porvenir, Mazapa, Escuintla, Aeacoyagua, Acapetagua, Huixtla, Pueblo Nuevo, Tuzantan, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Tapachula, Chiapas, México Erected
19 JunDiocese of Saltillo, Coahuila, México (Torreón, Viesca, Matamoros, San Pedro, and Francisco I. Madero) Territory LostDiocese of Torreón, Coahuila, México Erected
20 JunDiocese of Cuttack, India
Diocese of Visakhapatnam, India
Territory Added
24 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Bathurst in Gambia ElevatedDiocese of Bathurst in Gambia Elevated
28 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bikoro, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Elevated
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