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Diocese Events

1980 and Later

Annunciation (Solemnity)


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YearFromTo
1981Territorial Abbey of Santi Vincenzo ed Anastasio alle tre Fontane, Italy SuppressedDiocese of Civita Castellana, Orte e Gallese, Italy (S. Orestes and Ponzani Romani)
Diocese of Nepi e Sutri, Italy (Monti Rosei)
Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy (area in Rome)
Diocese of Sovana e Pitigliano, Italy (area in Etruria, Urbetelli, Mont Argentarii, Insula Igilii, and Capalbii)
Territory Added
1981Diocese of Sovana e Pitigliano, Italy Name ChangedDiocese of Sovana-Pitigliano-Orbetello, Italy Name Changed
1983Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, USA (Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens, King, Cottle, Motley, Floyd, Hale, Bailey, Cochran, Hockley, Yoakum, Terry, Lynn, Garza, Lamb, Kent, Gaines, Dawson, and Borden)
Diocese of San Angelo, Texas, USA (Scurry, Fisher, Stonewall, Jones, and Haskell)
Territory LostDiocese of Lubbock, Texas, USA Erected
1988Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela (Par, Roscio, and Sifontes) Territory LostDiocese of Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela Territory Added
1991Suburbicarian 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
1991Diocese of Latina-Terracina-Sezze-Priverno, Italy (S. Pietro in Formis (in Aprilia (Latina))) Territory LostSuburbicarian See of Albano, Italy Territory Added
1992Diocese of Katowice, Poland (Bielsko-Centrum, Bielsko-Zachód, Cieszyn, Czechowice, Istebna, Skoczów, Strumień, and Wisła)
Archdiocese of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland (Andrychów, Biała, Kety, Oświęcim, Żywiec I, and Żywiec II)
Territory LostDiocese of Bielsko-Żywiec, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), Poland (Dobry (from Orneta); Miłomłyn, Samborowo, and Szymonowo (from Ostróda); and Janowo)
Diocese of Gdańsk, Poland (Nadmorski, Nowy Dwór Gdański, Nowy Staw, and Malbork Kałdowo)
Diocese of Warmia (Ermland), Poland (Dzierzgoń, Elbląg-Południe, Elbląg-Północ, Elbląg-Sródmieście, Iława, Kwidzyn, Malbork, Pasłęk, Suz, Sztum, and part of Morąg)
Territory LostDiocese of Elbląg, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Łomża, Poland (Augustów-Wschód, Augustów-Zachód, Sejny, Suwałki Południe, Suwałki Północ, along with Pruska Wólka Karwowska, Rajgród, and Rydzewo (from Grajewo))
Diocese of Warmia (Ermland), Poland (Biała Piska, Ełk, Giżycko, Gołdap, Mikołajki Mazurskie, Olecko, Pisz, and Węgorzewo)
Territory LostDiocese of Ełk, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Częstochowa, Poland (Nowe Chechło, Świerklaniec, Orzech, Sucha Góra (of Piekary), Herby Polskie)
Diocese of Katowice, Poland (Lubliniec, Sadów, Tarnowskie Góry Centrum, Tarnowskie Góry Zachód, and Woźniki)
Diocese of Opole, Poland (Bytom, Bytom-Miechowice, Gliwice, Gliwice Łabędy, Kuźnia Raciborska (except Racibórz-Markowice), Pyskowice, Zabrze, Zabrze-Mikulczyce, and part of Toszek; Bojszów, Pławniowice, Poniszowice, Rudno, and Taciszów (from Ujazd); Koty, ...)
Territory LostDiocese of Gliwice, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Częstochowa, Poland (Bolesławiec (except Skomlin), Lututów (except Naramice), Wieruszów)
Archdiocese of Gniezno, Poland (Czermin, Jarocin, Pleszew)
Diocese of Opole, Poland (Uszyce and Zdziechowice (in Gorzów Śląski))
Archdiocese of Poznań, Poland (Bralin, Kępno, Koźmin, Krotoszyn, Odolanów, Ołobok, Ostrów I, Ostrów II, Ostrzeszów)
Diocese of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze), Poland (Błaszki, Kalisz I, Kalisz II, Koźminek, Stawiszyn, Złoczew)
Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland (Syców (except Poniatowice), Twardogóra, along with Cieszków, Gądkowice, and Trzebicko (in Milicz))
Territory LostDiocese of Kalisz, Poland Erected
1992Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}, Poland (Bolesławiec Wschód, Bolesławiec Zachód, Chocianów, Głuszyca, Gościsław, Gryfów Śląski, Jawor, Jelenia Góra-Wschód, Jelenia Góra-Zachód, Kamienna Góra-Wschód, Kamienna Góra-Zachód, Legnica-Wschód, Legnica-Zachód, ...) Territory LostDiocese of Legnica, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Łódź, Poland (Łęczyca in Tum along with Dmosin, Głowno, Głowno Osiny, and Głowno Zabrzeźnia (in Stryków))
Diocese of Płock, Poland (Osmolin, Pacyna, Sanniki, Słubice, Zyck (from Gąbin), Suserz, and Trąbki (from Gostynin))
Archdiocese of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland (Biała Rawska, Brzozów, Krośniewice, Kutno, Lubochnia, Łowicz Kolegiata, Łowicz Sw. Ducha, Mszczonów, Rawa Mazowiecka, Shierniewice, Sochaczew, Żychlin, and Żyrardów)
Territory LostDiocese of Łowicz, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), Poland (Brusy, Chojnice, Czersk, Gniew, Kamień Krajeński, Kartuzy, Koronowo, Kościerzyna, Nowe, Osiek, Sierakowice, Skarszewy, Starogard Gdański, Świecie I, Świecie II, Tczew, Tuchola, Zabory, and Zblewo)
Archdiocese of Gniezno, Poland (Wierzchucin Królewski and part of Fordon outside of Bydgoszcz)
Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Poland (Bytów, Człuchów, Główczyce, Lębork, Łeba, and Łupawa)
Name ChangedDiocese of Pelplin, Poland (and Metropolitan from Gniezno) Name Changed
1992Diocese of Sandomierz-Radom, Poland (Drzewica, Iłża, Jedlińsk, Końskie, Kozienice, Opoczno, Pionki, Przedbórz, Przytyk, Radom Południe, Radom Północ, Radom Wschód, Radom Zachód, Radoszyce, Sienno, Skarżysko Kamienna, Skrzynno, Starachowice Południe,...) Territory LostDiocese of Radom, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Lublin, Poland (Janów Lubelski and Zaklików)
Diocese of Przemyśl, Poland (Gorzyce Tarnobrzeskie, Nisko, Raniżów, Rudnik nad Sanem, Stalowa Wola, Tarnobrzeg Południe, and Tarnobrzeg Północ)
Diocese of Sandomierz-Radom, Poland (Koprzywnica, Łagów, Opatów, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski-Wschód, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski-Zachód, Sandomierz, Staszów, and Zawichost)
Diocese of Tarnów, Poland (Baranów)
Name ChangedDiocese of Sandomierz, Poland Name Changed
1992Diocese of Przemyśl, Poland (Brzostek, Czudek, Frysztak, Głogów, Jasło Wschód, Jasło Zachód, Rzeszów I, Rzeszów II, Rzeszów III, Rzeszów IV, Sokołów, Strzyźów, Tyczyn, and Żmigród)
Diocese of Tarnów, Poland (Kolbuszowa, and parts of Ropczyce, Sędziszów, Biecz, Gorlice Półnóc, and Gorlice Południe)
Territory LostDiocese of Rzeszów, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Częstochowa, Poland (Będzin, Czeladź, Dąbrowa Górnicza-Sw. Antoniego z Padwy, Dąbrowa Górnicza-Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa, Dąbrowa Górnicza-Najświętszej Maryi Panny Anielskiej, Łazy, Sączów, Sosnowiec-Chrystusa ...)
Diocese of Kielce, Poland (Olkusz Południe, Olkusz Północ, Wolbrom, and parts of Pilica and Sułoszowa)
Archdiocese of Kraków {Cracow}, Poland (Jaworzno)
Territory LostDiocese of Sosnowiec, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm), Poland (Bierzgłowo, Brodnica, Chełmno, Chełmza, Działdowo, Golub, Grudziądz, Lembarg, Lidzbark, Lubawa, Łasin, Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Radzyń, Toruń I, Toruń II, and Wąbrzeźno)
Archdiocese of Gniezno, Poland (Toruń-Podgórz)
Territory LostDiocese of Toruń, Poland Erected
1992Diocese of Gorzów, Poland Name ChangedDiocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów, Poland (and Metropolitan was Wrocław) Name Changed
1992Diocese of Płock, Poland (Rybienko Leśne along with Arciechów, Kania Polska, Myszyniec, Popielarze, and Zegrze Południowe)
Archdiocese of Warszawa {Warsaw}, Poland (Anin, Bródno, Grochów, Prague; Jadów, Legionowo, Mińsk Mazowiecki, Otwock, Radzymin, Rembertów, Siennica, Stanisławów, Wołomin, and Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki (only Św. Michała Archanioła and Św. App. Piotra i Pawła))
Territory LostDiocese of Warszawa-Praga, Poland Erected
1992Apostolic Administration of Lubaczów, Poland
Diocese of Lublin, Poland
Name ChangedDiocese of Zamość-Lubaczów, Poland (Biłgoraj, Cieszanów, Hrubieszów, Józefów, Lubaczów, Narol, Szczebrzeszyn, Tarnogród, Tarnoszyn, Tomaszów Lubelski, Tyszowce, Uchanie, Zamość-Kolegiata, and Zamość-Nowe Miasto.) Name Changed
1992Diocese of Białystok, Poland ElevatedArchdiocese of Białystok, Poland Elevated
1992Diocese of Częstochowa, Poland ElevatedArchdiocese of Częstochowa, Poland Elevated
1992Diocese of Gdańsk, Poland ElevatedArchdiocese of Gdańsk, Poland Elevated
1992Diocese of Katowice, Poland ElevatedArchdiocese of Katowice, Poland Elevated
1992Diocese of Łódź, Poland ElevatedArchdiocese of Łódź, Poland Elevated
1992Diocese of Lublin, Poland ElevatedArchdiocese of Lublin, Poland Elevated
1992Diocese of Przemyśl, Poland ElevatedArchdiocese of Przemyśl, Poland Elevated
1992Diocese of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland ElevatedArchdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień, Poland Elevated
1992Diocese of Warmia (Ermland), Poland ElevatedArchdiocese of Warmia, Poland Elevated
1992Diocese of Drohiczyn, Poland (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
1992Diocese of Łomża, Poland (from Immediately Subject) Metropolitan Changed
1992Diocese of Opole, Poland (from Wrocław) Metropolitan Changed
1992Diocese of Siedlce, Poland (from Warszawa) Metropolitan Changed
1992Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Poland (from Gniezno) Metropolitan Changed
1993Pontifical Commission for Preserving the Church’s Patrimoney of Art and History, Roman Curia Name ChangedPontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, Roman Curia Name Changed
1993Pontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers, Roman Curia SuppressedPontifical Council for Culture, Roman Curia Territory Added
1994Delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia EstablishedNunciature to Cambodia Established
2000Diocese of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada (from Grouard-McLennan) Metropolitan Changed
2002Diocese of Indore, India (Jhabua, Ratlam, Mandsaur, and Neemuch along with Sardarpur Tahshil (in Dhar) and Thandla Tahshil (in Jhabua))
Diocese of Udaipur, India (Thandla, Dungripada, Jhapandara, and Badi Dhamni)
Territory LostDiocese of Jhabua, India Erected
2009Territorial Prelature of Libmanan, Philippines ElevatedDiocese of Libmanan, Philippines Elevated
2022Diocese of Luiza, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Territory LostDiocese of Tshilomba, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Erected

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