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The Year of Our Lord 1991

Diocese Events

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unknownPatriarchal Vicariate of Turkey (Syrian) ElevatedPatriarchal Exarchate of Turkey (Syrian) Elevated
unknownPatriarchal Vicariate of Jerusalem (Chaldean), Palestine ElevatedPatriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem (Chaldean), Palestine Elevated
16 JanOrdinariate of Poland, for Greek and Armenian Catholics Name ChangedOrdinariate of Poland, Faithful of Eastern Rites Name Changed
16 JanDiocese of Przemyśl, Sambor, et Sanok (Ukrainian), Poland Name ChangedDiocese of Przemyśl (Ukrainian), Poland Name Changed
16 JanApostolic Exarchate of Lemkowszczyzna (Ukrainian), Poland SuppressedDiocese of Przemyśl (Ukrainian), Poland Territory Added
21 JanMilitary Ordinariate of Poland, Military Erected
31 JanArchdiocese of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti (Département du Nord-Est)
Diocese of Hinche, Haïti (Mombin-Crochu and Bois Laurence)
Territory LostDiocese of Fort-Liberté, Haïti Erected
31 JanArchdiocese of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti (Saut-d'Eau, Mirebalais, Boucan-Carré, Las Cahobas, Savanette, and Belladère) Territory LostDiocese of Hinche, Haïti Territory Added
31 JanDiocese of Hinche, Haïti (Pignon and La Victoire) Territory LostArchdiocese of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti Territory Added
16 FebDiocese of Viterbo, Acquapendente, Bagnoregio, Montefiascone, Tuscania e San Martino al Monte Cimino, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Viterbo, Italy Name Changed
16 FebDiocese of Civita Castellana (, Orte, Gallese, Nepi e Sutri), Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Civita Castellana, Italy Name Changed
22 FebVicariate Apostolic of Zamora, Ecuador Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Zamora en Ecuador Name Changed
27 FebPontifical Commission for the Revision of the Code of Oriental Canon Law, Roman Curia SuppressedPontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts, Roman Curia Territory Added
MarTitular See of Aquipendium Established
MarTitular See of Balneoregium Established
MarTitular See of Mons Faliscus Established
MarTitular See of Tuscania Established
MarTitular See of Gallesium Established
MarTitular See of Nepeta Established
MarTitular See of Hortanum (Horta) Established
MarTitular See of Sutrium Established
17 MarDiocese of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (Amarata and Imiringi)
Diocese of Warri, Nigeria (Bomadi, Burutu, and Patani)
Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Bomadi, Nigeria Erected
22 MarArchdiocese of Kaduna, Nigeria Territory LostMission "Sui Iuris" of Kano, Nigeria Erected
25 MarSuburbicarian See of Albano, Italy (St. Francis of Assisi (in Latina, Borgo Bainsizza); S. Maria Goretti (in Latina, Borgo Le Ferriere); SS. Annunziata (in Latina, Borgo Montello); and S. Maria (in Latina, Borgo S. Maria)) Territory LostDiocese of Latina-Terracina-Sezze-Priverno, Italy Territory Added
25 MarDiocese of Latina-Terracina-Sezze-Priverno, Italy (S. Pietro in Formis (in Aprilia (Latina))) Territory LostSuburbicarian See of Albano, Italy Territory Added
4 AprArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile (Melipilla, Maria Pinto, San Pedro, Alhué, Curacaví, San Antonio, El Tabo, Cartagena, Rocas de Santo Domingo, Navidad, Talagante, Peñaflor, and El Monte) Territory LostDiocese of Melipilla, Chile Erected
13 AprDiocese of Łomża, Poland (7 parishes)
Diocese of Pinsk, Belarus (4 parishes)
Archdiocese of Vilnius, Lithuania (119 parishes)
Territory LostDiocese of Grodno, Belarus (Grodno) Erected
13 AprApostolic Administration of Kharkiv, Ukraine
Apostolic Administration of Kazan-Samara-Simbirsk, Russian Federation
Apostolic Administration of Leningrad, Russian Federation
Diocese of Minsk, Belarus
Archdiocese of Mohilev, Belarus
Apostolic Administration of Mohilev, Belarus
Apostolic Administration of Moscow, Russian Federation
Territory LostApostolic Administration of Kazakhstan (as Karaganda (Karagandensis Latinorum))
Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus (Minsk, Mohilev, and Vitebsk)
Apostolic Administration of Siberia, Russian Federation (as Novosibirsk (Novosibirskensis Latinorum))
13 AprDiocese of Vladivostok, Russian Federation Territory LostApostolic Administration of European Russia {Russia Europea} (as Moscow (Moscoviensis Latinorum)) Erected
13 AprDiocese of Pinsk, Belarus (from Vilnius) Metropolitan Changed
13 AprDiocese of Pinsk, Belarus (Brest and Oomel) Territory Added
15 AprArchdiocese of Kingston in Jamaica, Antilles
Diocese of Montego Bay, Jamaica, Antilles
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Mandeville, Jamaica, Antilles (Manchester, Clarendon, and Saint Elizabeth (all in Middlesex)) Erected
26 AprDiocese of Mbala, Zambia Name ChangedDiocese of Mbala-Mpika, Zambia Name Changed
30 AprTerritorial Prelature of Jinotega, Nicaragua ElevatedDiocese of Jinotega, Nicaragua Elevated
30 AprTerritorial Prelature of Juigalpa, Nicaragua ElevatedDiocese of Juigalpa, Nicaragua Elevated
20 MayDiocese of Sangmélima, Cameroon (Vallée-du-Ntem and Océan) Territory LostDiocese of Ebolowa-Kribi, Cameroon Erected
20 MayDiocese of Moroto, Uganda (Kotido) Territory LostDiocese of Kotido, Uganda Erected
20 MayDiocese of Bertoua, Cameroon (Yokadouma) Territory LostDiocese of Yokadouma, Cameroon Erected
24 MaySociety of Saint Cajetan Approbation
3 JunArchdiocese of Lviv, Ukraine Territory LostApostolic Administration of Lubaczów, Poland Erected
5 JunArchdiocese of Vilnius, Lithuania Territory LostDiocese of Białystok, Poland Erected
5 JunDiocese of Pinsk, Belarus Territory LostDiocese of Drohiczyn, Poland Erected
17 JunDiocese of Hwange, Zimbabwe (Gokwe and Omay) Territory LostDiocese of Gokwe, Zimbabwe Erected
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Atanasio a Via Tiburtina Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of San Giuseppe all’Aurelio Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of San Luigi Maria Grignion de Montfort Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Nostra Signora di Guadalupe e San Filippo Martire Established
28 JunCardinal Titular Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia Established
5 JulDiocese of Cândido Mendes, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Zé-Doca, Maranhão, Brazil Name Changed
13 JulOrdinariate of Eastern Europe {Europa Orientale} (Armenian) Erected
17 JulDiocese of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Agudo, Arroios do Tigre, Caçapava do Sul, Cachoeira do Sul, Cerro Branco, Ibarama, Paraiso do Sul, Santana da Boa Vista, Segredo, and Sobradinho) Territory LostDiocese of Cachoeira do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
23 JulArchdiocese of Madrid, Spain (Southern area of the Community of Madrid, from Chinchón-Aranjuez to Brunete-San Martín de Valdeiglesisas) Territory LostDiocese of Getafe, Spain Erected
23 JulArchdiocese of Madrid, Spain (Southeastern area) Territory LostDiocese of Alcalá de Henares, Spain Erected
23 JulArchdiocese of Madrid, Spain (became a Metropolitan) Elevated
5 AugDiocese of Alba Iulia, Romania ElevatedArchdiocese of Alba Iulia, Romania Elevated
14 AugTerritorial Prelature of Alto Solimões, Amazonas, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Alto Solimões, Amazonas, Brazil Elevated
7 SepNunciature to Albania Established
1 OctPatriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem and Amman {Gerusalemme e Amman} (Armenian), Palestine Erected
8 OctDiocese of Bassein, Myanmar Name ChangedDiocese of Pathein, Myanmar Name Changed
8 OctDiocese of Prome, Myanmar Name ChangedDiocese of Pyay, Myanmar Name Changed
8 OctArchdiocese of Rangoon, Myanmar Name ChangedArchdiocese of Yangon, Myanmar Name Changed
11 OctArchdiocese of Nampula, Mozambique (Mozambican Islands) Territory LostDiocese of Nacala, Mozambique Erected
21 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Meki, Ethiopia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Meki, Ethiopia Elevated
24 DecTerritorial Prelature of Klaipeda, Lithuania
Diocese of Telšiai, Lithuania
UnitedDiocese of Telšiai (-Klaipeda), Lithuania United
24 DecDiocese of Kaišiadorys, Lithuania (from Kaunas) Metropolitan Changed
24 DecDiocese of Panevėžys, Lithuania (from Kaunas) Metropolitan Changed


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