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The Year of Our Lord 1961

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14 JulEparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago (Ukrainian), Illinois, USA Erected
22 JulArchdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Territory LostDiocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Erected
22 JulDiocese of San Marcos, Guatemala Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Huehuetenango, Guatemala Erected
22 JulDiocese of Alajuela, Costa Rica Territory LostDiocese of Tilarán, Costa Rica Erected
22 JulDiocese of Uberaba, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
10 SepDiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione) en Paraguay Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay Erected
11 SepArchdiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda Territory LostDiocese of Astrida, Rwanda Erected
11 SepArchdiocese of Coquilhatville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostDiocese of Ikela, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
27 SepVincentian Congregation (Syro-Malabar) Approbation
16 OctDiocese of Amarillo, Texas, USA
Diocese of Austin, Texas, USA
Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Diocese of El Paso, Texas, USA
Territory LostDiocese of San Angelo, Texas, USA Erected
16 OctTerritorial Prelature of Pinheiro, Maranhão, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Cândido Mendes, Maranhão, Brazil Erected
7 NovDiocese of Bremersdorp, eSwatini Name ChangedDiocese of Manzini, eSwatini Name Changed
25 NovArchdiocese of Belém do Pará, Brazil Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Abaeté do Tocantins, Para, Brazil Erected
25 NovDiocese of San José de Mayo, Uruguay Territory LostDiocese of Canelones, Uruguay Erected
25 NovTerritorial Prelature of Chapada, Brazil Name ChangedTerritorial Prelature of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil Name Changed
25 NovArchdiocese of Goiânia, Goias, Brazil
Diocese of Goiás, Brazil
Diocese of Jataí, Goias, Brazil
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil Erected
25 NovDiocese of Lipa, Philippines
Archdiocese of Manila, Philippines
Territory LostDiocese of Imus, Philippines Erected
25 NovArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Malolos, Philippines Erected
4 DecArchdiocese of Trujillo, Peru Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Huamachuco, Peru Erected
8 DecArchdiocese of Mechelen, Belgium Territory LostDiocese of Antwerpen {Antwerp}, Belgium Erected
8 DecArchdiocese of Mechelen, Belgium Name ChangedArchdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}, Belgium Name Changed
11 DecDiocese of Cochabamba, Bolivia Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Aiquile, Bolivia Erected
20 DecMilitary Ordinariate of Paraguay, Military Erected
22 DecDiocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia ElevatedArchdiocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia Elevated
22 DecDiocese of Fort-Lamy, Chad ElevatedArchdiocese of Fort-Lamy, Chad Elevated
22 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Miyazaki, Japan ElevatedDiocese of Oita, Japan Elevated
22 DecDiocese of Fort-Lamy, Chad Territory LostDiocese of Fort-Archambault, Chad Erected
28 DecDelegation to Western Africa EstablishedNunciature to Sénégal Established


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