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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 (Province of Guanacaste; City of Puntarenas excluding that south of the river Iesus Maria; the City of Montes de Oro; and the region north of the rivers Arenai and San Carlos) Territory LostDiocese of Tilarán, Costa Rica Erected
22 JulDiocese of Uberaba, Brazil (Cities of Uberlândia, Araguarí, Canápolis, Capinópolis, Cascalho Rico, Centralina, Estrêla do Sul, Indianópolis, Ituiutaba, Monte Alegre de Minas, Santa Vitoria, and Tupaciguara) Territory LostDiocese of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
10 SepDiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione) en Paraguay (Parishes of Ypejhu, Igatimi, and Curuguaty)
Diocese of Villarrica, Paraguay (Parishes of N. S. dei Rosario and Santa Maria Auxiliadora in Coronel Oviedo plus Yhu and Caaguazu)
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
11 SepDiocese of Guaranda, Ecuador (from Cuenca) Metropolitan Changed
11 SepTerritorial Prelature of El Oro, Ecuador (from Quito) Metropolitan Changed
27 SepVincentian Congregation (Syro-Malabar) Approbation
16 OctDiocese of Amarillo, Texas, USA (Counties of Kimble, Sutton, Crockett, Schleicher, Concho, Menard, Tom Green, Irion, Reagan, Upton, Crane, Ector, Midland, Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, Nolan, Mitchell, Howard, Martin, Andrews, Scurry, Fisher, and Stonewall)
Diocese of Austin, Texas, USA (Counties of McCulloch, Brown, and Coleman)
Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA (Counties of Runnels, Callhan, Taylor, Jones, and Haskell)
Diocese of El Paso, Texas, USA (Counties of Pecos and Terrei)
Territory LostDiocese of San Angelo, Texas, USA Erected
16 OctTerritorial Prelature of Pinheiro, Maranhão, Brazil (Cities of Carutapera, Turiaçu, and Candido Mendes; part of Santa Helena) 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 (Cities of Abaeté do Tocantins, Acara, Barcarena, Bujarú, Mojú, and Tomé-Açu) 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 (Cities of Anicuns, Nazário, and Turvânia)
Diocese of Goiás, Brazil (Cities of Sâo Luis de Montes Belos, Amerinópolis, Aurilândia, Cachoeira de Goias, Diorama, Firminópolis, Iporá, Israelândia, Ivolândia, Jaupací, and Maiporá)
Diocese of Jataí, Goias, Brazil (Cities of Aragarças, Baliza, Born Jardim de Goiás, Piranhas, and parts of Caiapônia)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos, Goias, Brazil Erected
25 NovDiocese of Lipa, Philippines (Tagaytay City)
Archdiocese of Manila, Philippines (Province of Cavite)
Territory LostDiocese of Imus, Philippines Erected
25 NovArchdiocese of Manila, Philippines (Province of Bulacan) 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
22 DecDiocese of Moundou, Chad (from Bangui to Fort-Lamy) Metropolitan Changed
28 DecDelegation to Western Africa EstablishedNunciature to Sénégal Established


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