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The Year of Our Lord 1970

Diocese Events

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unknownTitular See of Tharros Established
unknownOffice of Pontifical Ceremonies, Roman Curia Name ChangedOffice of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, Roman Curia Name Changed
19 JanArchdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines 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 Territory LostDiocese of Ilagan, Philippines Erected
5 FebDiocese of Nkongsamba, Cameroon 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 Territory LostDiocese of Bridgetown-Kingstown, Barbados, Antilles Erected
9 MarNunciature to Mauritius Established
19 MarPontifical Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, Roman Curia Erected
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 Territory LostDiocese of La Guaira, Venezuela Erected
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 MayArchdiocese of Yucatán, México Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México Erected
5 JunPrefecture Apostolic of Benares-Gorakhpur, India ElevatedDiocese of Banaras, India Elevated
6 JunDiocese of Nova Lisboa, Angola Territory LostDiocese of Benguela, Angola Erected
19 JunArchdiocese of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique Territory LostDiocese of João Belo, Mozambique Erected
20 JunDiocese of Nashville, Tennessee, USA Territory LostDiocese of Memphis, Tennessee, USA Erected
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 Territory LostDiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon Erected
13 AugDiocese of Kaolack, Senegal
Diocese of Saint-Louis du Sénégal
Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Tambacounda, Senegal Erected
26 OctNunciature to Côte d’Ivoire Established
31 OctDiocese of Londrina, Brazil ElevatedArchdiocese of Londrina, Parana, Brazil Elevated
1 Nov[SSPX Society of Saint Pius X] Founded
11 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Arauca, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Arauca, Colombia Elevated
11 NovDiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone Territory LostDiocese of Kenema, Sierra Leone Erected
11 NovDiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone ElevatedArchdiocese of Freetown and Bo, Sierra Leone Elevated
16 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon Elevated
19 DecDiocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Gaylord, Michigan, USA Erected
19 DecDiocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, USA
Territory LostDiocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Erected
26 DecArchdiocese of Lyon (-Vienne), France Territory LostDiocese of Saint-Etienne, France Erected


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