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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Angola

Angola
DateAscendingChange
1596Diocese of São Salvador da Congo was established (from Diocese of Tomé)
1609Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda was established (from the suppressed Diocese of São Salvador da Congo)
1609Diocese of São Salvador da Congo was suppressed (to establish Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda)
1623Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda was suppressed (to establish Diocese of São Salvador da Congo)
1623Diocese of São Salvador da Congo was restored (from the suppressed Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda)
1628Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda was restored (from the suppressed Diocese of São Salvador da Congo)
1628Diocese of São Salvador da Congo was suppressed (to establish Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda)
1640Apostolic Prefecture of Lower Congo was established (from Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda)
1716Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda was renamed as Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda
1879.07.03Apostolic Prefecture of Cimbebasia was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Deux Guinées)
1881Mission sui juris of Cunène was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Cimbebasia)
1886Apostolic Prefecture of Lower Congo was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Lower Congo in Cubango
1892.08.01Apostolic Prefecture of Cimbebasia was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Upper Cimbebasia in Portuguese Angola (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Lower Cimbebasia)
1900Mission sui juris of Lunda was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Lower Congo in Cubango)
1921.01.10Apostolic Prefecture of Upper Cimbebasia in Portuguese Angola was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Cubango in Angola
1940.09.04Apostolic Prefecture of Cubango in Angola was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Nova Lisboa)
1940.09.04Mission sui juris of Cunène was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Nova Lisboa)
1940.09.04Apostolic Prefecture of Lower Congo in Cubango was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda)
1940.09.04Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda (gained territory from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Lower Congo in Cubango and Mission sui juris of Lunda, and lost territory to establish Diocese of Nova Lisboa and Diocese of Silva Porto)
1940.09.04Mission sui juris of Lunda was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda)
1940.09.04Diocese of Nova Lisboa was established (from Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda, and from the suppressed Mission sui juris of Cunène and Apostolic Prefecture of Cubango in Angola)
1940.09.04Diocese of Silva Porto was established (from Diocese of São Paulo de Loanda)
1955.07.27Diocese of Sá da Bandeira was established (from Diocese of Nova Lisboa)
1957.11.25Diocese of Malanje was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda and Diocese of Silva Porto)
1963.07.01Diocese of Luso was established (from Diocese of Silva Porto)
1967.03.14Diocese of Carmona e São Salvador was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda)
1970.06.06Diocese of Benguela was established (from Diocese of Nova Lisboa)
1975.08.10Diocese of Henrique de Carvalho was established (from Diocese of Malanje)
1975.08.10Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda lost territory to Diocese of Malanje
1975.08.10Diocese of Ngunza was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda)
1975.08.10Diocese of Pereira de Eça was restored (from Diocese of Nova Lisboa and Diocese of Sá da Bandeira)
1975.08.10Diocese of Serpa Pinto was established (from Diocese of Nova Lisboa and Diocese of Sá da Bandeira)
1977.02.03Diocese of Nova Lisboa was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Huambo
1977.02.03Diocese of Sá da Bandeira was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lubango
1977.02.03Diocese of Ngunza was renamed as Diocese of Novo Redondo
1979.05.16Diocese of Silva Porto was renamed as Diocese of Kwito-Bié
1979.05.16Diocese of Luso was renamed as Diocese of Luena
1979.05.16Diocese of Serpa Pinto was renamed as Diocese of Menongue
1979.05.16Diocese of Pereira de Eça was renamed as Diocese of Ondjiva
1979.05.16Diocese of Henrique de Carvalho was renamed as Diocese of Saurimo
1979.05.16Diocese of Carmona e São Salvador was renamed as Diocese of Uíje
1984.07.02Diocese of Cabinda was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda)
1984.11.07Diocese of Mbanza Congo was restored (from Diocese of Uíje)
1990.03.26Diocese of Ndalatando was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda)
2001.11.09Diocese of Dundo was established (from Diocese of Saurimo)
2006.10.22Diocese of Novo Redondo was renamed as Diocese of Sumbe
2007.06.06Diocese of Caxito was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda)
2007.06.06Diocese of Viana was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Luanda)
2009.03.21Diocese of Namibe was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lubango)
2011.04.12Diocese of Malanje was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Malanje
2011.04.12Diocese of Saurimo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saurimo
2014.01.13Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was established
2018.02.28Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Annunciation of Ibadan

as of 2020.10.23

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