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The Year of Our Lord 1999

Diocese Events


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DateFromTo
unknownDelegation to Singapore ElevatedNunciature to Singapore Elevated
unknownPontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts, Roman Curia Name ChangedPontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Roman Curia Name Changed
2 JanDiocese of Gulu, Uganda ElevatedArchdiocese of Gulu, Uganda Elevated
2 JanDiocese of Mbarara, Uganda ElevatedArchdiocese of Mbarara, Uganda Elevated
2 JanDiocese of Tororo, Uganda ElevatedArchdiocese of Tororo, Uganda Elevated
2 JanDiocese of Arua, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Lira, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Nebbi, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Fort Portal, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Hoima, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Kabale, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Kasese, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Jinja, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Kotido, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Moroto, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
2 JanDiocese of Soroti, Uganda (from Kampala) Metropolitan Changed
25 JanDiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas, USA (Madison county) Territory LostDiocese of Tyler, Texas, USA Territory Added
9 FebDiocese of Jhansi, India (Gwalior, Bhind, Morena, Shivpuri, Datia, and Sheopur) Territory LostDiocese of Gwalior, India Erected
9 FebDiocese of Buéa, Cameroon (Manyu, Lebiale, and Kupe-Manenguba) Territory LostDiocese of Mamfe, Cameroon Erected
9 FebDiocese of Gweru, Zimbabwe (Bikita, Chiredzi, Chivi, Gutu, Masvingo, Mwenezi, and Ndanga along with part of Gwanda and Beitbridge) Territory LostDiocese of Masvingo, Zimbabwe Erected
11 FebBrothers of the Sacred Heart Approbation
3 MarDiocese of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Caraguatatuba, Iíhabela, São Sebastiâo, and Ubatuba) Territory LostDiocese of Caraguatatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil Erected
15 MarDiocese of Tacna y Moquegua, Peru (San Ignacio de Loyola de Ichuna (in Departamento de Moquegua)) Territory LostDiocese of Puno, Peru Territory Added
16 MarDiocese of Arusha, Tanzania ElevatedArchdiocese of Arusha, Tanzania Elevated
16 MarDiocese of Patna, India ElevatedArchdiocese of Patna, India Elevated
16 MarArchdiocese of Tamale, Ghana (Yendi, Oushiegu-Karaga, Bimbilla, Saboba-Chereponi, and Zabzugu-Tatale) Territory LostDiocese of Yendi, Ghana Erected
16 MarDiocese of Muzaffarpur, India (from Ranchi) Metropolitan Changed
16 MarDiocese of Bettiah, India (from Ranchi) Metropolitan Changed
16 MarDiocese of Bhagalpur, India (from Ranchi) Metropolitan Changed
16 MarDiocese of Purnea, India (from Ranchi) Metropolitan Changed
19 MarFraternità Sacerdotale dei Missionari di San Carlo Borromeo Approbation
19 AprIndian Missionary Society Approbation
24 AprArcheparchy of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar), India (Dhakshina, Kannada, and Coorg) Territory LostDiocese of Belthangady (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
29 AprNunciature to Cook Islands, Pacific (Oceania) Established
5 MayHeralds of Good News Approbation
18 MayApostolic Administration of Siberia, Russian Federation (Buriat, Hakassia, Jakuzia-Saha, Tuva; Amur, Cita (with Buriato di Aginsloje), Irkutsk (with Buriato di Ust-Orda), Kamchatka, Magadan, Sakhalin; along with Khabarovsk, Krasnojarsk (with "Evemnki" and "Tajmur-DolganaNenec"), Primorje; "Ebrei"; and "Cyukci") Territory LostApostolic Administration of Eastern Siberia {Siberia Orientale}, Russian Federation Erected
18 MayApostolic Administration of Siberia, Russian Federation Name ChangedApostolic Administration of Western Siberia {Siberia Occidentale}, Russian Federation Name Changed
3 JunArchdiocese of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar (Ambositra, Fandriana, and Ambotofinandrahana) Territory LostDiocese of Ambositra, Madagascar Erected
5 JunEparchy of Joubbé, Batrun e Sarba (Maronite), Lebanon SplitEparchy of Batrun (Maronite), Lebanon Split
5 JunEparchy of Jounieh (Maronite), Lebanon
Eparchy of Joubbé, Batrun e Sarba (Maronite), Lebanon
UnitedEparchy of Joubbé, Sarba e Jounieh (Maronite), Lebanon United
22 JunDiocese of Nassau, Bahamas, Antilles ElevatedArchdiocese of Nassau, Bahamas, Antilles Elevated
22 JunVicariate Apostolic of Kano, Nigeria ElevatedDiocese of Kano, Nigeria Elevated
22 JunDiocese of Hamilton in Bermuda, Antilles (from Kingston in Jamaica) Metropolitan Changed
22 JunMission "Sui Iuris" of Turks and Caicos, Antilles (from Kingston in Jamaica) Metropolitan Changed
23 JunEparchy of Chanda (Syro-Malabar), India Territory LostDiocese of Adilabad (Syro-Malabar), India Erected
7 JulApostolic Administration of Kazakhstan ElevatedDiocese of Karaganda, Kazakhstan Elevated
7 JulApostolic Administration of Kazakhstan Territory LostApostolic Administration of Almaty, Kazakhstan
Apostolic Administration of Astana, Kazakhstan
Apostolic Administration of Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Erected
19 JulNunciature to Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antilles Established
25 SepDelegation to Comoros Established
13 OctArchdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus (Vitebsk) Territory LostDiocese of Vitebsk, Belarus Erected
29 OctVicariate Apostolic of Casanare, Colombia Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Trinidad, Colombia Erected
29 OctVicariate Apostolic of Casanare, Colombia (Sácama, Támara, Pore, Nunchía, Yopal, Pajarito, Recetor, Aguazul, Chámeza, Monterrey, Sabanalarga, and Villanueva)
Diocese of Duitama-Sogamoso, Colombia (Part of Morcóte)
Territory LostDiocese of Yopal, Colombia Erected
29 OctVicariate Apostolic of Ariari, Colombia ElevatedDiocese of Granada en Colombia Elevated
29 OctVicariate Apostolic of Sibundoy, Colombia ElevatedDiocese of Mocoa-Sibundoy, Colombia Elevated
29 OctVicariate Apostolic of San José del Guaviare, Colombia ElevatedDiocese of San José del Guaviare, Colombia Elevated
29 OctVicariate Apostolic of Tumaco, Colombia (Iscuandé) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Guapi, Colombia Territory Added
29 OctVicariate Apostolic of Tumaco, Colombia ElevatedDiocese of Tumaco, Colombia Elevated
10 NovDiocese of Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Archdiocese of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Territory LostDiocese of Osório, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Arroio do Sal, Balneario Pinhal, Capão da Canoa, Capivari do Sul, Caraá, Cidreira, Dom Pedro de Alcantara, Imbé, Itati, Mampituba, Maquiné, Morrinhos do Sul, Osório, Palmares do Sul, Santo Antonio da Patrulha, Terra de Areia, Torres, Tramandai, Tres ...) Erected
20 NovArchdiocese of Paraíba, Brazil (Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceiçâo (in Areia), Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem (in Alagoa Grande), and Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio (in Remigio)) Territory LostDiocese of Guarabira, Paraiba, Brazil Territory Added
23 NovApostolic Administration of European Russia {Russia Europea} (Adyghey, Bashkortostan, Chuvashia, Daghestan, Ingush, Kabarda Balkar, Kalmykia, Larachaevo Teherges, Mordovia, North Ossetia, Chetchnya, Tatarstan along with Belgorod, Orenburg, Pensa, Rostov, Samara, Saratov, Tambov, Ulyanovsk, Volgograd, Voronezh and...) Territory LostApostolic Administration of Southern European Russia {Russia Europea Meridionale} Erected
23 NovApostolic Administration of European Russia {Russia Europea} Name ChangedApostolic Administration of Northern European Russia {Russia Europea Settentrionale} Name Changed
8 DecServi della Divina Misericordia Approbation
22 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Vichada, Colombia (South-western part)
Diocese of Villavicencio, Colombia (Puerto Gaitán)
Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Puerto Gaitán, Colombia Erected
22 DecPrefecture Apostolic of Vichada, Colombia (All except South-western part) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Puerto Carreño, Colombia Erected
22 DecDiocese of Ziguinchor, Senegal (Kolda, Sedhiou, and Valingara) Territory LostDiocese of Kolda, Senegal Erected
22 DecArchdiocese of Parakou, Benin (N'Dali, Bembereke, Kalale, Nikki, Perere, and Sinende) Territory LostDiocese of N’Dali, Benin Erected
22 DecDiocese of Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana (Juabeso-Bia, Sefwi Wiawso, Bibiani-Ahwiawso-Bekwai, and Aowin Suaman) Territory LostDiocese of Wiawso, Ghana Erected

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