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The Year of Our Lord 1968

Diocese Events

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unknownCanons Regular of the Congregation of Saint Victor Founded
unknownOrder of Hermits of St. Augustine Name ChangedOrder of St. Augustine Name Changed
unknownDelegation to Eastern Africa Established
unknownTitular See of Methamaucum Suppressed
unknownTitular See of Scala Established
11 JanPrefecture Apostolic of Bafia, Cameroon ElevatedDiocese of Bafia, Cameroon Elevated
11 JanDiocese of Eldoret, Kenya 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 Erected
20 JanDiocese of Maringá, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Paranavaí, Parana, Brazil Erected
25 JanApostolic Administration of Jugoslavenska Bačka, Serbia ElevatedDiocese of Subotica, Serbia Elevated
29 JanDiocese of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Churchill-Baie d’Hudson, Manitoba, Canada Name Changed
5 FebCardinal Titular Church of Nostra Signora del Santissimo Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi Established
9 FebArchiepiscopal 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 Erected
2 MarDiocese of Miami, Florida, USA ElevatedArchdiocese of Miami, Florida, USA Elevated
2 MarDiocese of Miami, Florida, USA
Diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Orlando, Florida, USA
Diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
2 MarArchdiocese of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Diocese of Sorocaba, Brazil
Diocese of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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
11 MarArchdiocese of Cotonou, Benin Territory LostDiocese of Lokossa, Benin Erected
11 MarDiocese of Garoua, Cameroon Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon
Prefecture Apostolic of Yagoua, Cameroon
22 MarVicariate Apostolic of Jesselton, Malaysia Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Name Changed
23 MarDiocese of Palo, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Maasin, Philippines Erected
23 MarDiocese of Sorsogon, Philippines 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
Territorial Prelature of Encarnación, Paraguay
9 AprArchdiocese of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
Diocese of Tamatave, Madagascar
Territory LostDiocese of Mananjary, Madagascar Erected
9 AprDiocese of Ketapang, Indonesia
Archdiocese of Pontianak, Indonesia
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Sekadau, Indonesia Erected
15 AprDiocese of Fort Jameson, Zambia Name ChangedDiocese of Chipata, Zambia Name Changed
19 AprNunciature to Tanzania Established
20 AprDiocese of Sonsón, Colombia Name ChangedDiocese of Sonsón-Rionegro, Colombia Name Changed
26 AprDiocese of Abancay, Peru Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Chuquibambilla, Peru Erected
30 AprDiocese of Zacapa, Guatemala 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 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) Name Changed
8 JunArchdiocese of Calcutta, India Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Balasore, India Erected
8 JunDiocese of Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire Territory LostDiocese of Man, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
10 JunArchdiocese of Durango, México
Diocese of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of El Salto, Durango, México Erected
13 JunLittle Brothers of Jesus Approbation
22 JunTerritorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú, Brazil
Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Bacabal, Maranhão, Brazil Erected
26 JunArchdiocese of Cuenca, Ecuador Territory LostDiocese of Azogues, Ecuador Erected
12 JulDiocese of Gulu, Uganda Territory LostDiocese of Lira, Uganda Erected
29 JulDiocese of Amravati, India
Archdiocese of Nagpur, India
Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Chanda (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
29 JulArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Sagar (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
29 JulDiocese of Jabalpur, India Territory LostArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Satna (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
29 JulDiocese of Indore, India Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Ujjain (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
5 SepArchdiocese of Kabgayi, Rwanda Territory LostDiocese of Kibungo, Rwanda Erected
5 SepDiocese of Ngozi, Burundi Territory LostDiocese of Muyinga, Burundi Erected
25 SepDiocese of Xiamen [Hsiamen, Amoy], China Territory LostApostolic Administration of Kinmen or Quemoy Islands and Matzu, Taiwan Erected
26 SepDiocese of Lokoja, Nigeria Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Idah, Nigeria Erected
26 SepVicariate Apostolic of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Battambang, Cambodia
Prefecture Apostolic of Kompong-Cham, Cambodia
18 OctVicariate Apostolic of Iceland {Islanda} ElevatedDiocese of Reykjavik, Iceland Elevated
18 OctDiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Territory LostDiocese of Diébougou, Burkina Faso Erected
1 NovDelegation to Australia, New Zealand and Oceania SplitDelegation to Australia and Papua New Guinea
Delegation to New Zealand and Pacific Islands
22 NovArchdiocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
23 NovDiocese of Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Caçador, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
23 NovArchdiocese of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Diocese of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Rio do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
8 DecDiocese of Innsbruck-Feldkirch, Austria SplitDiocese of Feldkirch, Austria
Diocese of Innsbruck, Austria


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