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The Year of Our Lord 1970

Diocese Events

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unknownServants of the Holy Paraclete Decretum Laudis
unknownTitular See of Tharros Established
unknownOffice of Pontifical Ceremonies, Roman Curia Name ChangedOffice of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, Roman Curia Name Changed
unknownTitular See of Grumentum Established
unknownServi della Divina Misericordia Founded
19 JanArchdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines (La Union) Territory LostDiocese of San Fernando de La Union, Philippines Erected
22 JanArchdiocese of Gauhati-Shillong, India Name ChangedArchdiocese of Shillong-Gauhati, India Name Changed
31 JanDiocese of Tuguegarao, Philippines (Part of Isabella (including Palanan)) Territory LostDiocese of Ilagan, Philippines Erected
5 FebDiocese of Nkongsamba, Cameroon (Bamoun, Mifì, Baboutos, Menoua, and Ndé) Territory LostDiocese of Bafoussam, Cameroon Erected
26 FebDiocese of Fort William, Ontario, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Name Changed
5 MarDelegation to Central Africa EstablishedNunciature to Central African Republic Established
7 MarDiocese of Saint George’s in Grenada, Antilles (Barbate, Saint Vincent, and the northern Grenadines (Bequia, Canouan, Mustique, and Union)) Territory LostDiocese of Bridgetown-Kingstown, Barbados, Antilles Erected
9 MarNunciature to Mauritius Established
10 MarArchdiocese of Lima, Peru (Ventanilla) Territory LostDiocese of Callao, Peru Territory Added
19 MarPontifical Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, Roman Curia Established
23 MarDiocese of Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedDiocese of Isiro-Niangara, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
7 AprDiocese of Gaberones, Botswana Name ChangedDiocese of Gaborone, Botswana Name Changed
15 AprArchdiocese of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela (Vargas) Territory LostDiocese of La Guaira, Venezuela Erected
30 AprDiocese of Talca, Chile (Sancta Cruz in Colchagua) Territory LostDiocese of Rancagua, Chile Territory Added
2 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Spanish Sahara and Ifni {Sahara Español e Ifni}, Western Sahara (Ifni) Territory LostArchdiocese of Rabat, Morocco Territory Added
2 MayPrefecture Apostolic of Spanish Sahara and Ifni {Sahara Español e Ifni}, Western Sahara Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Spanish Sahara {Sahara Español}, Western Sahara Name Changed
23 MayDiocese of Campeche, México
Archdiocese of Yucatán, México
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México (Quintana Roo) Erected
1 JunVicariate Apostolic of Aysén, Chile (Polena and Guaitecas islands (all in Chiloé)) Territory LostDiocese of San Carlos de Ancud, Chile Territory Added
5 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Benares-Gorakhpur, India ElevatedDiocese of Banaras, India Elevated
6 JunDiocese of Nova Lisboa, Angola (Benguela) Territory LostDiocese of Benguela, Angola Erected
18 JunDiocese of Rancagua, Chile (Maipo (in Santiago)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile Territory Added
19 JunArchdiocese of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (Gaza) Territory LostDiocese of João Belo, Mozambique Erected
20 JunDiocese of Nashville, Tennessee, USA (Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley) Territory LostDiocese of Memphis, Tennessee, USA Erected
20 JunDiocese of Chiang Mai, Thailand (Uttaradit) Territory LostDiocese of Nakhon Sawan, Thailand Territory Added
29 JunDiocese of Davao, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Davao, Philippines Elevated
29 JunTerritorial Prelature of Cotabato, Philippines (from Cagayan de Oro) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunTerritorial Prelature of Marbel, Philippines (from Cagayan de Oro) Metropolitan Changed
29 JunTerritorial Prelature of Tagum, Philippines (from Cagayan de Oro) Metropolitan Changed
3 JulDiocese of Doruma, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedDiocese of Doruma-Dungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
13 AugDiocese of Buéa, Cameroon (Bamenda, Gwofon, Wum, Nkambe, and Nso) Territory LostDiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon Erected
13 AugDiocese of Kaolack, Senegal (Sénégal Oriental)
Diocese of Saint-Louis du Sénégal (Ololdou)
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Tambacounda, Senegal Erected
8 SepArchdiocese of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles (Turks and Caicos Islands) Territory LostDiocese of Nassau, Bahamas, Antilles Territory Added
9 OctDiocese of Patna, India (Chakai Revenue Thana) Territory LostDiocese of Bhagalpur, India Territory Added
26 OctNunciature to Côte d’Ivoire Established
31 OctDiocese of Londrina, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Londrina, Parana, Brazil Elevated
31 OctDiocese of Apucarana, Parana, Brazil (from Curitiba) Metropolitan Changed
31 OctDiocese of Campo Mourão, Parana, Brazil (from Curitiba) Metropolitan Changed
31 OctDiocese of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil (from Curitiba) Metropolitan Changed
31 OctDiocese of Maringá, Brazil (from Curitiba) Metropolitan Changed
31 OctDiocese of Paranavaí, Parana, Brazil (from Curitiba) Metropolitan Changed
1 Nov[SSPX Society of Saint Pius X] Founded
7 NovDiocese of Kabinda, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Diocese of Kamina, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Diocese of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Archdiocese of Lubumbashi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Diocese of Mbujimayi, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Territory Added
11 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Arauca, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Arauca, Colombia Elevated
11 NovDiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone (Eastern Province) Territory LostDiocese of Kenema, Sierra Leone Erected
11 NovDiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone ElevatedArchdiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone Elevated
11 NovDiocese of Makeni, Sierra Leone (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
16 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon Elevated
23 NovArchdiocese of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (S. Francis de Paula) Territory LostDiocese of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory Added
19 DecDiocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (Manistee, Wexford, Misaukee, Roscommon, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Leelanau, Antrim, Otsego, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Cheboygan)
Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, USA (Presque Isle, Montmorency, Alpena, Oscoda, Alcona, Ogemaw, and Iosco)
Territory LostDiocese of Gaylord, Michigan, USA Erected
19 DecDiocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (Allegan and Barry)
Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, USA (Berrien, Cass, Saint Joseph, Branch, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, and Calhoun)
Territory LostDiocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Erected
19 DecArchdiocese of Detroit, Michigan, USA (Lenawee and Washtenaw) Territory LostDiocese of Lansing, Michigan, USA Territory Added
19 DecDiocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (Isabella and Clare) Territory LostDiocese of Saginaw, Michigan, USA Territory Added
26 DecArchdiocese of Lyon (-Vienne), France (Saint Etienne and Montbison) Territory LostDiocese of Saint-Etienne, France Erected
26 DecDiocese of Belley, France (Rhône region)
Diocese of Grenoble, France (Rhône province)
Territory LostArchdiocese of Lyon (-Vienne), France Territory Added
26 DecDelegation to Central-Western Africa EstablishedNunciature to Gambia and Sierra Leone Established


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