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The Year of Our Lord 1998

Diocese Events

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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
24 JanArchdiocese of Santiago de Cuba Territory LostDiocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa, Cuba Erected
2 FebDelegation to Malaysia and Brunei SplitDelegation to Malaysia
Delegation to Brunei Darussalam
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 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 Erected
17 AprDiocese of San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
Diocese of Tilarán, Costa Rica
Territory LostDiocese of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Erected
22 MayArchdiocese of Bombay, India Territory LostDiocese of Vasai, India Erected
27 MayDiocese of Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brazil Erected
27 JunDiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Territory LostDiocese of Banfora, Burkina Faso Erected
27 JunDiocese of Muzaffarpur, India Territory LostDiocese of Bettiah, India Erected
27 JunDiocese of Dumka, India Territory LostDiocese of Purnea, India Erected
27 JunDiocese of Gaborone, Botswana Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Francistown, Botswana Erected
14 SepDiocese of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada SuppressedArchdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Diocese of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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 Territory LostDiocese of Kannur, India Erected
23 NovDiocese of Coro, Venezuela ElevatedArchdiocese of Coro, Venezuela Elevated
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 Goré, Chad
Diocese of Lai, Chad
5 DecDiocese of Camagüey, Cuba ElevatedArchdiocese of Camagüey, Cuba Elevated
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
Territory LostDiocese of Ourinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected


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