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The Year of Our Lord 1968

Diocese Events

January to June


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DateFromTo
unknownCanons Regular of the Congregation of Saint Victor Founded
unknownOrder of Hermits of St. Augustine Name ChangedOrder of St. Augustine Name Changed
unknownTitular See of Methamaucum Suppressed
unknownTitular See of Scala Established
unknownTitular See of Dolia Established
unknownTitular See of Sorres Established
unknownTitular See of Suelli Established
unknownTitular See of Caere Established
unknownTitular See of Alexanum Established
unknownTitular See of Labicum Established
unknownTitular See of Santa Giusta Established
unknownTitular See of Vibo Established
unknownTitular See of Vico Equense Established
unknownTitular See of Cures Sabinorum Established
unknownTitular See of Pumentum Established
unknownTitular See of Potentia in Piceno Established
unknownTitular See of Tiburnia Established
unknownTitular See of Aquaviva Established
unknownTitular See of Aguntum Established
unknownTitular See of Altinum Established
unknownTitular See of Bellicastrum Established
unknownTitular See of Bettonium Established
unknownTitular See of Bitettum Established
unknownTitular See of Caprulae Established
unknownTitular See of Capreae Established
unknownTitular See of Carinola Established
unknownTitular See of Castrum Established
unknownTitular See of Castro di Puglia Established
unknownTitular See of Castro di Sardegna Established
unknownTitular See of Hyccarum (Hyccara) Established
unknownTitular See of Mevania Established
unknownTitular See of Polymartium Established
unknownTitular See of Antium Established
unknownTitular See of Aquileia Established
unknownTitular See of Acelum Established
unknownTitular See of Città Ducale Established
unknownTitular See of Civitate Established
unknownTitular See of Atella Established
unknownTitular See of Dragonara Established
unknownTitular See of Fiorentino Established
unknownTitular See of Fundi Established
unknownTitular See of Forum Popilii Established
unknownTitular See of Gradum Established
unknownTitular See of Guardialfiera Established
unknownTitular See of Isola Established
unknownTitular See of Lauriacum Established
unknownTitular See of Lavellum Established
unknownTitular See of Leontium Established
unknownTitular See of Lesina Established
unknownTitular See of Litterae Established
unknownTitular See of Martirano Established
unknownTitular See of Massa Lubrense Established
unknownTitular See of Minervium Established
unknownTitular See of Minora Established
unknownTitular See of Minturnae Established
unknownTitular See of Montecorvino Established
unknownTitular See of Montemarano Established
unknownTitular See of Monteverde Established
unknownTitular See of Motula Established
unknownTitular See of Forum Novum Established
unknownTitular See of Hispellum Established
unknownTitular See of Opitergium Established
unknownTitular See of Oppidum Consilinum Established
unknownTitular See of Ploaghe Established
unknownTitular See of Rebellum Established
unknownTitular See of San Leone Established
unknownTitular See of Satrianum Established
unknownTitular See of Tauromenium Established
unknownTitular See of Taurianum Established
unknownTitular See of Termae Himerae Established
unknownTitular See of Urbs Salvia Established
unknownTitular See of Virunum Established
unknownTitular See of Vulturaria Established
unknownTitular See of Polinianum Established
unknownTitular See of Skálholt Established
unknownTitular See of Tyndaris Established
unknownTitular See of Torcello Established
unknownTitular See of Trebia Established
unknownTitular See of Trevico Established
unknownTitular See of Troyna Established
11 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Bafia, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Bafia, Cameroon Elevated
11 JanDiocese of Eldoret, Kenya (Turkana) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Lodwar, Kenya Erected
11 JanDiocese of Eldoret, Kenya
Diocese of Kisumu, Kenya
Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya
Territory LostDiocese of Nakuru, Kenya (Districts of Nakuru and Kericho) Erected
20 JanDiocese of Maringá, Brazil (Alto Paraná, Amapora, Diamante do Norte, Guairacá, Itauna do Sul, Loanda, Mirador, Nova Aliança do Ivaí, Nova Londrina, Paraíso do Norte, Paranavaí, Planaltina do Paraná, Porto Rico, Querencia do Norte, Santa Cruz do Monte Castelo, Santa Isabel do Ivaí,..) Territory LostDiocese of Paranavaí, Parana, Brazil Erected
25 JanApostolic Administration of Bačka (Bács) Jugoslavenska, Serbia ElevatedDiocese of Subotica, Serbia Elevated
29 JanDiocese of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Churchill-Baie d’Hudson, Manitoba, Canada Name Changed
9 FebOrdinariate of Argentina, Faithful of the Eastern Rites Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Argentina (Ukrainian) Erected
11 FebVincentian Congregation (Syro-Malabar) Decretum Laudis
16 FebDiocese of Iringa, Tanzania
Territorial Abbey of Peramiho, Tanzania
Territory LostDiocese of Njombe, Tanzania (Njombe District) Erected
22 FebMissionary Society of Saint Thomas the Apostle (Syro-Malabar) Founded
2 MarDiocese of Miami, Florida, USA (Charlotte, De Soto, Hardee, and Lee)
Diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida, USA (Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota)
Territory LostDiocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA Erected
2 MarDiocese of Miami, Florida, USA (Highlands, Indian River, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie)
Diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida, USA (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Semiola, Sumter, and Volusia)
Territory LostDiocese of Orlando, Florida, USA Erected
2 MarDiocese of Mobile-Birmingham, Alabama, USA (Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Homes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington) Territory LostDiocese of Saint Augustine, Florida, USA Territory Added
2 MarDiocese of Miami, Florida, USA ElevatedArchdiocese of Miami, Florida, USA Elevated
2 MarDiocese of Saint Augustine, Florida, USA (from Atlanta) Metropolitan Changed
2 MarArchdiocese of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Factura, Itaí, Paranapanema, and Taguaí)
Diocese of Sorocaba, Brazil (Barao de Antonina, Buri, Capao Bonito, Coronel Macedo, Guapiara, Itaberá, Itapeva, Itaporanga, Itararé, Ribeirão Branco, Ribeirão Vermelho do Sul, and Taquarituba)
Diocese of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Apiai, Barra do Turvo, Iporanga, and Ribeira)
Territory LostDiocese of Itapeva, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
7 MarArchdiocese of Kerkūk (Chaldean), Iraq Territory LostArcheparchy of Arbil {Erbil} (Chaldean), Iraq
Diocese of Sulaimaniya (Chaldean), Iraq
Erected
11 MarArchdiocese of Cotonou, Benin (Mono) Territory LostDiocese of Lokossa, Benin Erected
11 MarDiocese of Garoua, Cameroon (Diamaré and Margui Wandala (except Kaelé)) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon Erected
11 MarDiocese of Garoua, Cameroon (Mayo, Danai, Logone and Chari along with Kaelé) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Yagoua, Cameroon Erected
22 MarVicariate Apostolic of Jesselton, Malaysia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Name Changed
23 MarDiocese of Palo, Philippines (Southern Leyte (the Assumption, the Immaculate Conception, and the Most Holy Rosary), Matalom, Bato, Hilongos, Hindang, Inopacan, Baybay (all in Leyte), and St. Joseph and the Sacred Heart of Jesus) Territory LostDiocese of Maasin, Philippines Erected
23 MarDiocese of Sorsogon, Philippines (Masbate (St. Anthony of Padua, St. Vincent Ferrer, and Holy Cross)) Territory LostDiocese of Masbate, Philippines Erected
25 MarMilitary Ordinariate of El Salvador, Military Erected
25 MarTerritorial Prelature of Encarnación y Alto Paraná, Paraguay SplitTerritorial Prelature of Alto Paraná, Paraguay (Alto Paraná)
Territorial Prelature of Encarnación, Paraguay
Split
2 AprDiocese of Barcelona, Spain (San Lupo de Viabrea and La Batilloria) Territory LostDiocese of Gerona, Spain Territory Added
9 AprArchdiocese of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar (Manajary and Ifanadiana)
Diocese of Tamatave, Madagascar (Nosy-Varika)
Territory LostDiocese of Mananjary, Madagascar Erected
9 AprDiocese of Ketapang, Indonesia (Sanggau to the south of river Kapuas)
Archdiocese of Pontianak, Indonesia (Sekadau)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sekadau, Indonesia Erected
15 AprDiocese of Fort Jameson, Zambia Name ChangedDiocese of Chipata, Zambia Name Changed
19 AprDelegation to Eastern Africa EstablishedNunciature to Tanzania Established
20 AprDiocese of Sonsón, Colombia Name ChangedDiocese of Sonsón-Rionegro, Colombia Name Changed
20 AprDiocese of Haarlem, Netherlands (St. Matthias in Warmond; Lakenpolder Island of Saint John the Baptist in De Kaag) Territory LostDiocese of Rotterdam, Netherlands Territory Added
26 AprDiocese of Abancay, Peru (Grau, Antabamba, and Cotabamba) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Chuquibambilla, Peru Erected
30 AprDiocese of Zacapa, Guatemala (Izabal) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Izabal, Guatemala Erected
4 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Kashmir and Jammu, India Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Jammu and Kashmir, India Name Changed
11 MayDiocese of Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Claraval and Ibiraci) Territory LostTerritorial Abbey of Claraval, Minas Gerais, Brazil Erected
12 MayApostolic Exarchate of England and Wales {Inghilterra e Galles} (Ukrainian), Great Britain Name ChangedApostolic Exarchate of Great Britain (Ukrainian) (expanded to include Scotland) Name Changed
25 MayApostles of Jesus Missionaries Founded
8 JunArchdiocese of Calcutta, India (Balasore, Mayurbhanj, and Keonjhar) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Balasore, India Erected
8 JunDiocese of Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire (Man) Territory LostDiocese of Man, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
8 JunArchdiocese of Calcutta, India (Cuttack north of the river Mahanadi) Territory LostDiocese of Cuttack, India Territory Added
8 JunDiocese of Nouakchott, Mauritania (from Dakar) Metropolitan Changed
10 JunArchdiocese of Durango, México (Pueblo Nuevo)
Diocese of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México (Tamazula, Topia, Canelas, Santa Maria Otaez, and San Dimas along with San Andres de la Sierra (in Santiago Papasquiaro))
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of El Salto, Durango, México Erected
11 JunDiocese of Regensburg, Germany (Pollenhaid, Kugelhof, Hirschthal, and Auf der Höh) Territory LostDiocese of Eichstätt, Germany Territory Added
13 JunLittle Brothers of Jesus Approbation
22 JunTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú, Brazil (Esperantinopolis)
Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil (Parts of Bacabal and Ipixuna along with Altamira do Maranhäo, Igarapé Grande, Lago da Pedra, Lago do Junco, Lago Verde, Lima Campos, Olho d'Água dos Cunhas, Pedreiras, Pio XII, Poçâo de Pedras, Rosinopolis, Santo Antonio dos Lopes, and Vitorino Freiré)
Territory LostDiocese of Bacabal, Maranhão, Brazil Erected
22 JunArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil (Dom Pedro and Governador Archer) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú, Brazil Territory Added
22 JunDiocese of Caxias do Maranhão, Brazil (Mirador, Nova York, Paraïbano, Pastos Bons, and Sucupira do Norte) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas, Maranhão, Brazil Territory Added
26 JunArchdiocese of Cuenca, Ecuador (Cañar) Territory LostDiocese of Azogues, Ecuador Erected
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