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The Year of Our Lord 2008

Diocese Events

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15 JanArchiepiscopal Exarchate of Lutsk (Ukrainian), Ukraine Erected
30 JanEparchy of Prešov (Prjašev, Eperjes) (Slovakian), Slovakia Territory LostEparchy of Bratislava (Slovakian), Slovakia Erected
30 JanEparchy of Prešov (Prjašev, Eperjes) (Slovakian), Slovakia ElevatedArchdiocese of Prešov (Prjašev) (Slovakian), Slovakia Elevated
30 JanApostolic Exarchate of Košice (Slovakian), Slovakia ElevatedEparchy of Košice (Slovakian), Slovakia Elevated
14 FebArchdiocese of Bratislava-Trnava, Slovakia Territory LostDiocese of Nitra, Slovakia Territory Added
14 FebArchdiocese of Bratislava-Trnava, Slovakia SplitArchdiocese of Bratislava, Slovakia
Archdiocese of Trnava, Slovakia
14 FebDiocese of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Diocese of Nitra, Slovakia
Territory LostDiocese of Žilina, Slovakia Erected
22 FebMissionary Servants of the Word Approbation
27 FebDiocese of Oeiras-Floriano, Piaui, Brazil SplitDiocese of Floriano, Piaui, Brazil
Diocese of Oeiras, Piaui, Brazil
11 MarDiocese of Caguas, Puerto Rico
Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico
Territory LostDiocese of Fajardo-Humacao, Puerto Rico Erected
30 MarArchdiocese of Cambrai, France (no longer a Metropolitan) Elevated
30 MarDiocese of Arras (-Boulogne-Saint-Omer), France (from Cambrai) Metropolitan Changed
30 MarDiocese of Lille, France ElevatedArchdiocese of Lille, France Elevated
2 AprTerritorial Prelature of Huarí, Peru ElevatedDiocese of Huarí, Peru Elevated
23 MayDiocese of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia ElevatedArchdiocese of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Elevated
23 MayDiocese of Keningau, Malaysia (from Kuching) Metropolitan Changed
23 MayDiocese of Sandakan, Malaysia (from Kuching) Metropolitan Changed
18 JunDiocese of Djakovo o Bosna i Srijem, Croatia SplitArchdiocese of Ðakovo-Osijek, Croatia (also Elevated and Name Change)
Diocese of Srijem, Serbia
18 JunDiocese of Požega, Croatia (from Zagreb) Metropolitan Changed
18 JunDiocese of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador Name ChangedDiocese of Santo Domingo en Ecuador Name Changed
19 JunDiocese of Ebolowa-Kribi, Cameroon SplitDiocese of Ebolowa, Cameroon
Diocese of Kribi, Cameroon
2 JulArchdiocese of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Territory LostDiocese of Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Erected
13 JulDiocese of Les Cayes, Haïti Territory LostDiocese of Anse-à-Veau et Miragoâne, Haïti Erected
15 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Galápagos, Ecuador ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Galápagos, Ecuador Elevated
14 AugDiocese of Rulenge, Tanzania Territory LostDiocese of Kayanga, Tanzania Erected
14 AugDiocese of Rulenge, Tanzania Name ChangedDiocese of Rulenge-Ngara, Tanzania Name Changed
7 OctDiocese of Haarlem, Netherlands Name ChangedDiocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam, Netherlands Name Changed
7 OctInstitut du Christ Roi Souverain Prétre Approbation
25 NovArchdiocese of Durango, México Territory LostDiocese of Gómez Palacio, Durango, México Erected
3 DecDiocese of Texcoco, México, México Territory LostDiocese of Teotihuacán, México, México Erected


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