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The Year of Our Lord 1972

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownArchdiocese of Sivas {Sebaste} (and Tokat {Toqat}) (Armenian), Turkey Suppressed
unknownTitular See of Dumium Established
unknownTitular See of Amida degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Garin degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Kharput degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Marasc degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Mardin degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Mardin dei Siri Established
unknownTitular See of Mardin dei Caldei Established
unknownTitular See of Melitene degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Sebaste degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Ancyra degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Artvin degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Caesarea in Cappadocia degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Mush degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Prusa degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Tokat degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Trapezus degli Armeni Established
unknownTitular See of Adana degli Armeni Established
21 JanTerritorial Prelature of Humahuaca, Argentina (Susques) Territory LostArchdiocese of Salta, Argentina Territory Added
21 JanDiocese of Orán, Argentina (Santa Victoria and Iruya) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Humahuaca, Argentina Territory Added
25 JanDiocese of Tampico, Tamaulipas, México (Soto la Marina) Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, México Territory Added
18 FebDiocese of Amiens, France (Ytres (in Somme and Pas-de-Calais)) Territory LostDiocese of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France Territory Added
6 MarNunciature to Algeria Established
22 MarNunciature to Tunisia Established
23 MarDiocese of Meerut, India (Bijnor (except the part called Dhampar), Garwal, Tehri, Chamoli, and Uttarkasi) Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
23 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Raipur, India (Bastar) Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Jagdalpur (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
25 MarDiocese of Colima, México (Atenquique, Huescalapa, San Gabriel, Santa Cruz del Cortijo, San Juan de la Montaña, Tamazula, Tuxpan, and Zapotiltic)
Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México (San José and San Antonio, existing in the city of Ciudad Guzmán; Atemajac de Brizuela, Amacueda, Atoyac, Concepción de Buenos Aires, Chiquilistlán, Mazamitla, Manzanilla, Quitupán, Sayula, San Andrés Ixtlán, Teocuitatlán, Techaluta, Tapalpa, Tipazán ...)
Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, México Erected
25 MarArchdiocese of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México (De la Sangre de Cristo and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (in San Juan de Los Lagos); San Miguel and San Felipe de Jesús (in Atotonilco and Alto); San Francisco de Asís, Tototlán, Sagrada Familia, and San Francisco (in Tepatitlán); Capilla de Guadalupe, ...) Territory LostDiocese of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, México Erected
25 MarDiocese of Dodoma, Tanzania
Diocese of Mbeya, Tanzania
Diocese of Mbulu, Tanzania
Archdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania
Territory LostDiocese of Singida, Tanzania (Iramba, Singida, Manyoni, and parts of Taboraënsi) Erected
25 MarPatriarchal Exarchate of Kuwait (Melkite Greek) Erected
20 AprDiocese of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti
Diocese of Les Gonaïves, Haïti
Territory LostDiocese of Hinche, Haïti (Hinche, Thomonde, Thomassique, Los Palis, Maissade, CercaCarvajal, Pignon, La Victoire, Mombin-Crochu, Cercala Source, along with Bois-Laurent) Erected
20 AprDiocese of Les Cayes, Haïti (Grande Anse and Anse d'Hainault) Territory LostDiocese of Jérémie, Haïti Erected
28 AprDiocese of Calabar, Nigeria (Ututu) Territory LostDiocese of Umuahia, Nigeria Territory Added
29 AprDelegation to Eastern Africa EstablishedNunciature to Sudan Established
16 MayDiocese of Valencia en Venezuela (Estado, Cojedes) Territory LostDiocese of San Carlos de Venezuela Erected
22 MayArchdiocese of Colombo in Ceylon, Sri Lanka Name ChangedArchdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka Name Changed
31 MayDiocese of Tonga, Pacific (Oceania) (Niue Island) Territory LostDiocese of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania) Territory Added
10 JunPontifical Commission for the Redaction of the Code of Oriental Canon Law, Roman Curia Name ChangedPontifical Commission for the Revision of the Code of Oriental Canon Law, Roman Curia Name Changed
14 JunArchdiocese of Luluabourg, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedArchdiocese of Kananga, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
19 JunDiocese of Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Mata and Sao Vincente do Sul) Territory LostDiocese of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory Added
20 JunDiocese of Lipa, Philippines ElevatedArchdiocese of Lipa, Philippines Elevated
20 JunTerritorial Prelature of Infanta, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
20 JunDiocese of Lucena, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
20 JunVicariate Apostolic of Calapan, Philippines (from Manila) Metropolitan Changed
22 JunArchdiocese of Morelia, Michoacán, México (Enandio and Quanoro (in Benito Juárez)) Territory LostDiocese of Tacámbaro, Michoacán, México Territory Added
28 JunDiocese of Berlin, Germany
Territorial Prelature of Schneidemühl, Poland (Trzcianka and Pila)
Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland
Territory LostDiocese of Gorzów, Poland (Zielona Gora) Erected
28 JunArchdiocese of Olomouc, Czechia (Branice, Glubczyce, and Kietrz along with Owsiszcze)
Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland (Gliwice, Labedy, Miechowice, Pyskowice, Toszek, Ujazd, and Zabrze (all in Katowice))
Territory LostDiocese of Opole, Poland Erected
28 JunDiocese of Berlin, Germany (Szczecin) Territory LostDiocese of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland Erected
28 JunDiocese of Berlin, Germany
Territorial Prelature of Schneidemühl, Poland
Territory LostDiocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Poland (Koszalin, Lebork, and Kostkowo and Wierzchucino (in Gdánsk)) Erected
28 JunDiocese of Meißen (Meissen), Germany (Biedrzychowice, Bogatynia, Dzialoszyn, Krzewina, Opolno Zdrój, and Zatonie)
Archdiocese of Praha {Prague}, Czechia (Bystrzyca Klodzka, Klodzko, Nowa Ruda, and Polanica Zdroj)
Territory LostArchdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland Territory Added
28 JunDiocese of Nakuru, Kenya (Baringo) Territory LostDiocese of Eldoret, Kenya Territory Added
28 JunArchdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland (Territory in Germany) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Görlitz, Germany Erected
1 JulDiocese of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania) (from Wellington) Metropolitan Changed
12 JulArchdiocese of Modena (e Nonantola), Italy (Part of Piumalbo (in Abetone)) Territory LostDiocese of Pistoia, Italy Territory Added
24 JulDiocese of Garzón-Neiva, Colombia SplitDiocese of Garzón, Colombia
Diocese of Neiva, Colombia (La Inmaculada, San José, Perpetuo Socorro, San Vicente de Paul, San Judas Tadeo, and San Antonio Maria Claret (all in Neiva); Aipe, Algeciras, Anaconia, Barava, Campoalegre, Colombia, El Gaguán, Hobo, Iquira, Palermo, Rivera, Santa Ana, Santa Maria, ...)
Split
30 JulDiocese of Ondo, Nigeria (Ekiti) Territory LostDiocese of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria Erected
15 AugArchdiocese of L’Aquila, Italy (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
15 AugArchdiocese of Perugia, Italy (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
15 AugArchdiocese of Ancona e Numana, Italy (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
15 AugDiocese of Jesi, Italy (from Immediately Subject to Ancona e Numana) Metropolitan Changed
15 AugDiocese of Osimo e Cingoli, Italy (from Immediately Subject to Ancona e Numana) Metropolitan Changed
15 AugDiocese of Marsi, Italy (from Immediately Subject to L’Aquila) Metropolitan Changed
15 AugDiocese of Valva e Sulmona, Italy (from Immediately Subject to L’Aquila) Metropolitan Changed
15 AugDiocese of Assisi, Italy (from Immediately Subject to Perugia) Metropolitan Changed
15 AugDiocese of Città di Castello, Italy (from Immediately Subject to Perugia) Metropolitan Changed
15 AugDiocese of Città della Pieve, Italy (from Immediately Subject to Perugia) Metropolitan Changed
15 AugDiocese of Gubbio, Italy (from Immediately Subject to Perugia) Metropolitan Changed
15 AugDiocese of Foligno, Italy (from Immediately Subject to Perugia) Metropolitan Changed
15 AugDiocese of Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy (from Immediately Subject to Perugia) Metropolitan Changed
22 AugDiocese of Baudouinville, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedDiocese of Kalemie-Kirungu, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
22 AugDiocese of Fort-Archambault, Chad Name ChangedDiocese of Sarh, Chad Name Changed
24 AugDiocese of Mweka, Congo (Dem. Rep.) (Bena-Tshiadi) Territory LostArchdiocese of Kananga, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory Added
7 OctDiocese of Modigliana, Italy (Portico e San Benedetto in Alpe, Rocca San Casciano, Dovadola, Castrocaro Terme, and Terra del Sole along with Premilcuore-Fantella) Territory LostDiocese of Forli, Italy Territory Added
7 OctDiocese of Modigliana, Italy (San Giacomo in Converselle and Santa Maria in Ciola or Zola (in Brisighella)) Territory LostDiocese of Faenza, Italy Territory Added
7 OctDiocese of Modigliana, Italy (Santa Maria in Cuzzano and San Biagio in Sartiirano (in Tredozio), San Pietro in Sentano, part of Santa Maria in Limisano (in Modigliana)) Territory LostDiocese of Forli, Italy Territory Added
8 OctArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca, México (S. Juan Bautista, S. Francisco de Asis, Santa María en Rio Sapo, and S. José Tenango) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Huautla, Oaxaca, México Erected
16 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Louis Trichardt, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Louis Trichardt-Tzaneen, South Africa Elevated
11 DecDiocese of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria Name ChangedDiocese of Ekiti, Nigeria Name Changed
13 DecDiocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA ElevatedArchdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (Split and raised to an Archdiocese)
Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Mclntosh, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, ...)
Erected
13 DecDiocese of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA (from New Orleans to Oklahoma City) Metropolitan Changed
18 DecDiocese of Kandy, Sri Lanka (Uva Province) Territory LostDiocese of Badulla, Sri Lanka Erected
18 DecDiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ElevatedArchdiocese of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Elevated
18 DecArchdiocese of Malacca-Singapore SplitDiocese of Malacca-Johor, Malaysia
Archdiocese of Singapore
Split
18 DecTerritorial Abbey of Ndanda, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Mtwara, Tanzania Elevated
18 DecDiocese of Kagoshima, Japan (Ryu-Kyu)
Apostolic Administration of Okinawa and the Southern Islands (Ryukyus), Japan
Territory LostDiocese of Naha, Japan Erected
18 DecDiocese of Penang, Malaysia (from Malacca-Singapore) Metropolitan Changed

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