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The Year of Our Lord 1977

Diocese Events

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1 JanTerritorial Abbey of Belmont-Mary Help of Christians, North Carolina, USA SuppressedDiocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Territory Added
31 JanNunciature to Congo, Republic of Established
3 FebDiocese of Nova Lisboa, Angola ElevatedArchdiocese of Huambo, Angola Elevated
3 FebDiocese of Indore, India Territory LostDiocese of Khandwa, India Erected
3 FebDiocese of Sá da Bandeira, Angola ElevatedArchdiocese of Lubango, Angola Elevated
3 FebPrefecture Apostolic of Same, Tanzania ElevatedDiocese of Same, Tanzania Elevated
3 FebDiocese of Ngunza, Angola Name ChangedDiocese of Novo Redondo, Angola Name Changed
22 FebDiocese of Montefeltro, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of San Marino-Montefeltro, Italy Name Changed
26 FebApostolic Exarchate of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebApostolic Exarchate of Chanda (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedEparchy of Chanda (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebApostolic Exarchate of Jagdalpur (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Jagdalpur (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebArcheparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar), India
Diocese of Palai (Syro-Malabar), India
Territory LostDiocese of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
26 FebDiocese of Ahmedabad, India Territory LostDiocese of Rajkot (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
26 FebArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Satna (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Satna (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Sagar (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Sagar (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
26 FebApostolic Exarchate of Ujjain (Syro-Malabar), India ElevatedDiocese of Ujjain (Syro-Malabar), India Elevated
1 MarDiocese of Natchez-Jackson, Mississippi, USA Territory LostDiocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, USA Erected
1 MarDiocese of Natchez-Jackson, Mississippi, USA Name ChangedDiocese of Jackson, Mississippi, USA Name Changed
2 MarArchdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Territory LostDiocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA Erected
5 MarDiocese of Sakania, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedDiocese of Sakania-Kipushi, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
7 MarDelegation to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands SplitDelegation to Solomon Islands
Nunciature to Papua New Guinea (and Elevated)
11 MarArcheparchy of Munhall (Ruthenian), USA Name ChangedArcheparchy of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian), Pennsylvania, USA Name Changed
21 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Bissau ElevatedDiocese of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Elevated
21 MarPrefecture Apostolic of Cheju-Do, Korea (South) ElevatedDiocese of Cheju, Korea (South) Elevated
2 AprDiocese of Lucena, Philippines Territory LostDiocese of Boac, Philippines Erected
13 AprDiocese of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México Erected
20 AprTerritorial Prelature of Virgin Islands, USA ElevatedDiocese of Saint Thomas, American Virgin Islands, USA (Name Changed and Prelature raised to a Diocese) Elevated
26 AprArchdiocese of Tunja, Colombia Territory LostDiocese of Chiquinquirá, Colombia
Diocese of Garagoa, Colombia
30 MayArchdiocese of Calcutta, India Territory LostDiocese of Baruipur, India Erected
30 MayDiocese of Navrongo, Ghana Name ChangedDiocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, Ghana Name Changed
30 MayDiocese of Tamale, Ghana ElevatedArchdiocese of Tamale, Ghana Elevated
27 JunEparchy of Saint Maron of Detroit (Maronite), Michigan, USA Name ChangedEparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn (Maronite), New York, USA Name Changed
4 AugDiocese of Kilwa, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name ChangedDiocese of Kilwa-Kasenga, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Name Changed
4 AugApostolic Administration of Laodicea (Maronite), Syria ElevatedEparchy of Lattaquié {Laodicea} (Maronite), Syria Elevated
4 AugEparchy of Baalbek (Maronite), Lebanon Name ChangedEparchy of Baalbek e Zahlé (Maronite), Lebanon Name Changed
4 AugEparchy of Jounieh (Maronite), Lebanon Erected
26 AugArchdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Coroatá, Maranhão, Brazil Erected
1 SepDiocese of Lyallpur, Pakistan Name ChangedDiocese of Faisalabad, Pakistan Name Changed
17 OctDiocese of Trieste e Capodistria (Trst i Koper), Italy SplitDiocese of Koper, Slovenia
Diocese of Trieste, Italy
17 OctArchdiocese of Gorizia e Gradisca, Italy ((areas in Slovenia))
Diocese of Rijeka (-Opatija), Croatia ((areas in Slovenia))
Diocese of Trieste e Capodistria (Trst i Koper), Italy ((areas in Slovenia))
Territory LostDiocese of Koper, Slovenia Territory Added
3 NovArchdiocese of Braga, Portugal Territory LostDiocese of Viana do Castelo, Portugal Erected
10 NovDiocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur, India SplitDiocese of Ambikapur, India
Diocese of Raigarh, India
10 NovArchdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria Territory LostDiocese of Awka, Nigeria Erected
10 NovArchdiocese of Maseru, Lesotho Territory LostDiocese of Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho Erected
3 DecDiocese of Acerenza, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Acerenza, Italy Elevated
3 DecDiocese of Matera e Irsina, Italy ElevatedArchdiocese of Matera e Irsina, Italy Elevated
3 DecDiocese of Fort-Rousset, Congo Name ChangedDiocese of Owando, Congo Name Changed
8 DecDiocese of Oeiras, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Oeiras-Floriano, Piaui, Brazil Name Changed
17 DecDiocese of Amravati, India
Archdiocese of Hyderabad, India
Territory LostDiocese of Aurangabad, India Erected
17 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Idah, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Idah, Nigeria Elevated
30 DecApostolic Administration of Trnava, Slovakia ElevatedArchdiocese of Trnava, Slovakia Elevated
30 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Hosanna, Ethiopia Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Soddo-Hosanna, Ethiopia Name Changed
30 DecDiocese of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia (from Esztergom) Metropolitan Changed
30 DecDiocese of Košice, Slovakia (from Eger) Metropolitan Changed
30 DecDiocese of Nitra, Slovakia (from Esztergom) Metropolitan Changed
30 DecDiocese of Rožňava, Slovakia (from Esztergom) Metropolitan Changed
30 DecDiocese of Spiš, Slovakia (from Esztergom) Metropolitan Changed


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