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The Year of Our Lord 1971

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownSodalicio de Vida Cristiana Founded
unknownDelegation to Eastern Africa Suppressed
unknownDelegation to Western Africa Established
unknownNunciature to Egypt, Arab Republic of (to Nunciature) Elevated
1 JanArchdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (Schlüchtern) Territory LostDiocese of Rottenburg, Germany Territory Added
12 JanDiocese of Concordia (Sagittaria), Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Concordia-Pordenone, Italy Name Changed
16 JanDiocese of Roseau, Dominica, Antilles (Leeward Islands: Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat, Redonda, and Sombrero) Territory LostDiocese of Saint John’s, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles Erected
16 JanDiocese of Bereina, Papua New Guinea
Diocese of Mendi, Papua New Guinea
Territory LostDiocese of Kerema, Papua New Guinea (Gulf) Erected
1 FebDiocese of Veszprém, Hungary (Pozva of Zalaszentivani) Territory LostDiocese of Szombathely, Hungary Territory Added
17 FebTerritorial Prelature of Ozamis, Philippines (Lanao do Norte and Lanao do Sur) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Iligan, Philippines Erected
17 FebTerritorial Prelature of Ozamis, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Ozamis, Philippines Elevated
20 FebArchdiocese of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Aramina, Buritizal, Cristais Paulista, Franca, Guará, Igarapava, Itirapuã, Ituverava, Jeriquara, Nuporanga, Orlândia, Patrocínio Paulista, Pedregulho, Restinga, Ribeirão Corrente, Rifaina, Sales Oliveira, São Joaquim da Barra, and São José da Bela Vista) Territory LostDiocese of Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
27 FebTerritorial Prelature of Virgin Islands, USA (Islands under British control) Territory LostDiocese of Saint John’s, Virgin Islands (British), Antilles Territory Added
8 MarDiocese of Basel e Lugano, Switzerland SplitDiocese of Basel {Bâle, Basilea}, Switzerland
Diocese of Lugano, Switzerland (Ticino)
Split
11 MarDiocese of Kamina, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Western and Southern part) Territory LostDiocese of Kolwezi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected
13 MarArchdiocese of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil (Apuiarés, General Sampaio, Irauçaba, Itapagé, Itapipoca, Paracuru, Pentecoste, Sao Luís do Cura, Trairi, and Uruburetama)
Diocese of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil (Itarema of Acaran)
Territory LostDiocese of Itapipoca, Ceara, Brazil Erected
13 MarArchdiocese of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil (Boa Viagem, Capistrano, Itapiúna, Itatira, Quixadá, and Quixeramobi) Territory LostDiocese of Quixadá, Ceara, Brazil Erected
13 MarDiocese of Sobral, Ceara, Brazil (Camocim, Carnaubal, Chaval, Granja, Gnaraciaba do Norte, Ibiapina, Sao Benedito, Tianguá, Ubajara, and Viçosa do Ceará) Territory LostDiocese of Tianguá, Ceara, Brazil Erected
16 MarArchdiocese of Sehna (Chaldean), Iran Name ChangedArchdiocese of Teheran (Chaldean), Iran Name Changed
24 AprPrefecture Apostolic of San Francisco Javier, Peru ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of San Francisco Javier, Peru Elevated
24 AprDiocese of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Diocese of Kilwa, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Diocese of Kongolo, Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Territory LostDiocese of Manono, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Manono and Malemba-Nkulu) Erected
14 MayDiocese of Banaras, India Name ChangedDiocese of Varanasi, India Name Changed
14 MayDiocese of Grenoble, France (Colombier-Saugnieu) Territory LostArchdiocese of Lyon (-Vienne), France Territory Added
27 MayDiocese of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Crux Alta, Ijuí, Soledade, Espumoso, S. Barbara do Sul, Ibirubá, Chapada, Barros Cassai, Condor, Ajuncaba, Augusto Pestana, Pejuçara, Panambi, Xavier Fontoura and Viia Joia, Itauba, and Mauricio Cardoso to Tupanciretä, Arroio do Tigre and Arvorezinha) Erected
27 MayDiocese of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Erexim, Getulio Vargas, Marcelino Ramos, Gaurama, Aratiba, Campinas do Sul, Erval Grande, Saö Valentim, Viadutos, Severiano de Almeida, Cotegipe, Jacutinga, Itatiba do Sul, and Mariano Moro) Territory LostDiocese of Erexim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
27 MayDiocese of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Rio Grande, Sao José do Norte, Santa Vitoria do Palmar, and Mostardas) Territory LostDiocese of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
5 JunArchdiocese of Ranchi, India (Hazaribagh and Palamau) Territory LostDiocese of Daltonganj, India Erected
18 JunVicariate Apostolic of Araucanía, Chile (Lonquimay and Curacautin (both in Malleco))
Diocese of Los Angeles, Chile (Collipulli and Ercilla (both in Malleco))
Territory LostDiocese of Temuco, Chile Territory Added
28 JunArchdiocese of Gwangju, Korea (South) (Cheju-do Island in the East China Sea) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Cheju-Do, Korea (South) Erected
28 JunArchdiocese of Pretoria, South Africa (Rustenburg, Köster, Swartruggens, Marico, and Thabazimbi) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Rustenburg, South Africa Erected
29 JunDelegation to Western Africa EstablishedNunciature to Dahomey Established
30 JunDiocese of Cienfuegos, Cuba Name ChangedDiocese of Cienfuegos-Santa Clara, Cuba Name Changed
2 JulDiocese of Huelva, Spain (Latin name changed from Huelvensis) Name Changed
7 JulArchdiocese of Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Morro Agudo, Ipua, Guaira, and Miguelópolis) Territory LostDiocese of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, Brazil Territory Added
15 JulPontifical Council “Cor Unum”, Roman Curia Established
20 JulNunciature to Niger Established
28 AugDiocese of Mbujimayi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Southern part of Muene-Ditu) Territory LostDiocese of Luiza, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
8 SepMission "Sui Iuris" of Drisdale River, Australia Name ChangedMission "Sui Iuris" of Kalumburu, Australia Name Changed
14 SepArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil (Afonso Cunha, Anapurus, Araioses, Barreirinhas, Brejo, Buriti, Chapadinha, Coelho Neto, Duque Bacelar, Magalhaes da Almeida, Mata Roma, Santa Quiteira do Maranhao, Sâo Benedito do Rio Prêto, Sâo Bernardo do Parnaiba, Tutoia, and Urbano Santos) Territory LostDiocese of Brejo, Maranhão, Brazil Erected
14 SepDiocese of Bonfim, Bahia, Brazil (Abaré, Antas, Cicero Dantas, Chorrochó, Coronel loâo Sá, Euclides da Cunha, Gloria, Jeremoabo, Macururé, Paripiranga, Paulo Afonso, Pedro Alexandre, Quijingue, Ribeira do Pombal, Rodelas, Santa Brígida, Tucano, and Uauá) Territory LostDiocese of Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil Erected
21 SepTerritorial Abbey of New Norcia, Australia (All except the parish of New Nursia) Territory LostArchdiocese of Perth, Australia Territory Added
13 OctNunciature to Tanzania (Seychelles) Territory LostNunciature to Kenya Territory Added
15 OctDiocese of Katiola, Côte d’Ivoire (Korhogo, Boundiali, and Odienne) Territory LostDiocese of Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
28 OctDiocese of Barrancabermeja, Colombia (Aquitania (in Antioquia)) Territory LostDiocese of Sonsón-Rionegro, Colombia Territory Added
28 OctDiocese of Facatativá, Colombia (Tapaipi, San Antonio de Aguilera, Tudela, and La Peña) Territory LostDiocese of Zipaquirá, Colombia Territory Added
30 OctDiocese of Pécs, Hungary (Areas within the borders of Yugoslavia) Territory LostDiocese of Djakovo o Bosna i Srijem, Croatia Territory Added
12 NovDiocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Graham, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mecklenburg, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Erected
12 NovArchdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines (Pagadian with Libangan, Dimataling with Tabina and Midsahip, Dinas, San Miguel, Dumalinao, San Pablo, Tukuran, Aurora, Domingag, Mahayag, Molave, Ramon Magsaysay, and Tambulig) Territory LostDiocese of Pagadian, Philippines Erected
27 NovArchdiocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Vrsnik, Korita and parts of Zirovnica, Mrzli vrh, Javorjev Dol, Koprivnik, Dole, and llbvte) Territory LostArchdiocese of Gorizia e Gradisca, Italy Territory Added
27 NovArchdiocese of Gorizia e Gradisca, Italy (Parts of Medvedje) Territory LostArchdiocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia Territory Added
29 NovApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Maronite) ElevatedEparchy of Saint Maron of Detroit (Maronite), Michigan, USA Elevated
29 NovApostolic Exarchate of Brazil (Ukrainian) ElevatedEparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian), Brazil Elevated
29 NovEparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo (Melkite Greek), Brazil Erected
29 NovEparchy of Nossa Senhora do Líbano em São Paulo (Maronite), Brazil Erected
3 DecVicariate Apostolic of Arabia, Yemen (Somaliland) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Mogadiscio, Somalia Territory Added
3 DecDiocese of Livingstone, Zambia (Eastern Caprivi Strip) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Windhoek, Namibia Territory Added
6 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Jullundur, India ElevatedDiocese of Jullundur, India Elevated

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