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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Belgium

Belgium
DateAscendingChange
344Diocese of Tongeren was established (from Diocese of Köln)
380Diocese of Tongeren was renamed as Diocese of Tongeren en Maastricht
450Diocese of Tournai was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Reims)
530Diocese of Tongeren en Maastricht was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Maastricht)
720Diocese of Liège was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Maastricht)
1559.05.12Diocese of Antwerpen was established (from Diocese of Cambrai and Diocese of Liège)
1559.05.12Diocese of Brugge was established (from Diocese of Tournai)
1559.05.12Diocese of Gent was established (from Diocese of Utrecht, Diocese of Cambrai and Diocese of Tournai)
1559.05.12Diocese of Ieper was established (from Diocese of Tournai, and gained territory from Diocese of Thérouanne)
1559.05.12Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen was established (from Diocese of Cambrai and Diocese of Liège)
1559.05.12Diocese of Namur was established (from Diocese of Liège)
1801.07.15Diocese of Antwerpen was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen and Apostolic Vicariate of ’s-Hertogenbosch)
1801.07.15Diocese of Brugge was suppressed (to Diocese of Gent)
1801.07.15Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen lost territory to Diocese of Gent
1801.07.15Diocese of Namur lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen
1801.07.15Diocese of Tournai lost territory to Diocese of Gent
1801.11.29Diocese of Ieper was suppressed (to Diocese of Cambrai and Diocese of Gent)
1801.11.29Diocese of Tournai lost territory to Diocese of Arras
1802.04.18Diocese of Liège lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen and Diocese of Namur
1821.07.16Diocese of Liège exchanged territory with Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln
1830Diocese of Tournai exchanged territory with Diocese of Cambrai
1832.12.17Apostolic Administration of West-Vlaanderen was restored (from Diocese of Gent)
1834.05.27Apostolic Administration of West-Vlaanderen was promoted as Diocese of Brugge
1843Diocese of Liège exchanged territory with Diocese of Namur
1843Diocese of Namur exchanged territory with Diocese of Liège
1853.03.04Diocese of Liège lost territory to Diocese of Roermond
1853.03.04Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen lost territory to Diocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch and Apostolic Vicariate of Breda
1853.03.14Diocese of Gent lost territory to Diocese of Breda
1919Apostolic Administration of Eupen–Malmedy–Sankt Vith was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln)
1920.07.30Apostolic Administration of Eupen–Malmedy–Sankt Vith was promoted as Diocese of Eupen–Malmedy
1925.04.15Diocese of Eupen–Malmedy was suppressed (to Diocese of Liège)
1957.09.07Military Vicariate of Belgium was established
1960.07.22Apostolic Exarchate of France (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1961.12.09Diocese of Antwerpen was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen)
1961.12.09Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen–Brussel (lost territory to establish Diocese of Antwerpen)
1965.08.31Ordinariate of Ordinariaat voor buitenlandse studenten in België was established
1967.05.31Diocese of Brugge lost territory to Diocese of Tournai
1967.05.31Diocese of Gent exchanged territory with Diocese of Tournai
1967.05.31Diocese of Hasselt was established (from Diocese of Liège)
1967.05.31Diocese of Liège lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen–Brussel
1967.05.31Diocese of Tournai lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen–Brussel
1969.04.16Titular Episcopal See of Ieper was restored
1969.05.30Titular Episcopal See of Tongeren was restored
1980.10.15Ordinariate of Ordinariaat voor buitenlandse studenten in België was suppressed
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Belgium was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Bisdom bij de Krijgsmacht
2013.01.19Apostolic Exarchate of France (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Saint-Vladimir-le-Grand de Paris

as of 2019.11.29

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