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The Year of Our Lord 1998

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownPatriarchal Exarchate of Egypt and Sudan (Melkite Greek) ElevatedPatriarchal Dependent Territory of Egypt and Sudan (Melkite Greek) Elevated
unknownPatriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} (Melkite Greek), Palestine ElevatedPatriarchal Dependent Territory of Jerusalem {Gerusalemme} (Melkite Greek), Palestine Elevated
1 JanFranciscan Friars of the Immaculate Approbation
17 JanDiocese of Taunggyi, Myanmar ElevatedArchdiocese of Taunggyi, Myanmar Elevated
17 JanDiocese of Taungngu, Myanmar (from Yangon) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Kengtung, Myanmar (from Mandalay) Metropolitan Changed
17 JanDiocese of Loikaw, Myanmar (from Yangon) Metropolitan Changed
24 JanArchdiocese of Santiago de Cuba (Guantánamo) Territory LostDiocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa, Cuba Erected
25 JanArchdiocese of Benevento, Italy (Santa Maria degli Angeli (Chiusano San Domenico), Santa Margherita (Poppano di San Mango sul Calore), and Maria SS. Addolorata (Pratola Serra))
Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno, Italy (SS. Biagio e Stefano (Forino), S. Felicissimo (Petruro di Forino), S. Maria delia Misericordia e S. Nicola (Celzi di Forino), S. Giovanni Battista e S. Maria di Monserrato (Contrada), S. Michele Arcangelo (S. Michele di Serino), SS. Pietro e Paolo Ap....)
Territory LostDiocese of Avellino, Italy Territory Added
25 JanDiocese of Avellino, Italy (S. Maria di Carpignano (Carpignano frazione di Grottaminarda) and Santa Maria Maggiore (Grottaminarda))
Archdiocese of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi-Conza-Nusco-Bisaccia, Italy (San Bartolomeo Apostolo (Vallata))
Territory LostDiocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, Italy Territory Added
25 JanDiocese of Ariano Irpino-Lacedonia, Italy (S. Nicola di Bari (Buonalbergo)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Benevento, Italy Territory Added
25 JanDiocese of Avellino, Italy (Santi Nicola di Bari e Antonino martire (Gesualdo), Santa Maria della Pace (Villamaina), Mary SS. Assunta in Cielo (Frigento), Santi Domenico e Francesco (Sturno), and S. Michele Arcangelo (Sturno)) Territory LostArchdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno, Italy Territory Added
25 JanDiocese of Avellino, Italy (Maria SS. Addolorata (Starze)) Territory LostTerritorial Abbey of Montevergine, Italy Territory Added
2 FebDelegation to Malaysia and Brunei SplitDelegation to Malaysia
Delegation to Brunei Darussalam
Split
21 FebCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone Established
21 FebCardinal Titular Church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale Established
3 AprDiocese of Eldoret, Kenya (Trans Nzoia and West Pokot) Territory LostDiocese of Kitale, Kenya Erected
15 AprDiocese of Itapeva, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Archdiocese of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Itapetininga, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Itapetininga, Tatui, Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Pilar do Sul, Angatuba, Paranapanema, Alambari, Campiña do Monte Alegre, Cesario Lange, Cápela do Alto, Guareí, Sarapui, Porangaba, and Torre de Pedra) Erected
17 AprDiocese of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica (Aguirre and Parrita)
Diocese of Tilarán, Costa Rica (Garabito, Esparza, Montes de Oro, and Puntarenas)
Territory LostDiocese of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Erected
22 MayArchdiocese of Bombay, India (Vasai, Bhiwandi, Shahapur, Wada, Jawahar, Palghar, Mokhada, Dahanu, and Talasari (all in Thane)) Territory LostDiocese of Vasai, India Erected
26 MayDiocese of Miracema do Tocantins, Brazil (Part of Tocantinia) Territory LostDiocese of Palmas-Francisco Beltrão, Parana, Brazil Territory Added
27 MayDiocese of Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Araranguá, Balneario Arroio do Silva, Balneario Gaivota, Cocal do Sul, Criciúma, Ermo, Forquilhinha, Içara, Jacinto Machado, Lauro Müller, Maracaiá, Meleiro, Morro da Fumaça, Morro Grande, Nova Veneza, Passo de Torres, Praia Grande, Santa Rosa do Sul, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
27 JunDiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (Comoé and Léraba) Territory LostDiocese of Banfora, Burkina Faso Erected
27 JunDiocese of Muzaffarpur, India (West Champaran, East Champaran, Gopalganj, Saran, and Siwan) Territory LostDiocese of Bettiah, India Erected
27 JunDiocese of Dumka, India (Purnea, Katihar, Araria, and Kishanganj) Territory LostDiocese of Purnea, India Erected
27 JunDiocese of Gaborone, Botswana (Central, Chobe, Gantsi, Ngamiland, and North-East) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Francistown, Botswana Erected
14 SepDiocese of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada SuppressedArchdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Diocese of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (Fox Valley)
Territory Added
14 SepTerritorial Abbey of Saint Peter-Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada SuppressedDiocese of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Territory Added
13 OctNunciature to Yemen Established
5 NovDiocese of Calicut, India (Kannur and Kasaragode) Territory LostDiocese of Kannur, India Erected
12 NovPatriarchate of Lisboa {Lisbon}, Portugal (Seminary of Saint Paul (in Almada) and Christ the King monument) Territory LostDiocese of Setúbal, Portugal Territory Added
23 NovDiocese of Coro, Venezuela ElevatedArchdiocese of Coro, Venezuela Elevated
23 NovDiocese of Punto Fijo, Venezuela (from Maracaibo) Metropolitan Changed
24 NovDiocese of Suchitepéquez-Retalhuleu, Guatemala (from Guatemala) Metropolitan Changed
25 NovDiocese of Zytomir, Ukraine Name ChangedDiocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, Ukraine Name Changed
28 NovDiocese of Doba, Chad
Diocese of Moundou, Chad
Territory LostDiocese of Laï, Chad (Tandjilé) Erected
28 NovDiocese of Doba, Chad
Diocese of Moundou, Chad
Territory LostDiocese of Goré, Chad (Southern parts of Goré and Baïbokou) Erected
5 DecDiocese of Camagüey, Cuba ElevatedArchdiocese of Camagüey, Cuba Elevated
5 DecDiocese of Ciego de Ávila, Cuba (from Santiago de Cuba) Metropolitan Changed
5 DecDiocese of Cienfuegos, Cuba (from Santiago de Cuba) Metropolitan Changed
5 DecDiocese of Santa Clara, Cuba (from Santiago de Cuba) Metropolitan Changed
17 DecNunciature to Palau, Pacific (Oceania) Established
29 DecTerritorial Prelature of Alto Sinú, Colombia ElevatedDiocese of Montelibano, Colombia Elevated
29 DecTerritorial Prelature of Tibú, Colombia ElevatedDiocese of Tibú, Colombia Elevated
30 DecDiocese of Assis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Archdiocese of Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Diocese of Itapeva, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Fartura and Taguaí)
Territory LostDiocese of Ourinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Ourinhos, Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo, Espirito Santo do Turvo, Camitar, Chavantes, Ipaussu, Timburi, Sarutaiá, Tejupá, Piraju, Bernardino do Campo, Manduri, Oleo, Ibirarema, Salto Grande, Ribeirao do Sul, São Pedro do Turvo, Ocauçu, Lupércio, Alvinlândia,...) Erected

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