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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso
DateAscendingChange
1921.07.02Apostolic Vicariate of Ouagadougou was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of French Sudan)
1927.12.15Apostolic Prefecture of Bobo-Dioulasso was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Bamako and Apostolic Vicariate of Ouagadougou)
1937.03.09Apostolic Prefecture of Bobo-Dioulasso was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Bobo-Dioulasso
1947.06.12Apostolic Prefecture of Nouna was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Gao)
1947.06.12Apostolic Prefecture of Ouahigouya was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Ouagadougou)
1951.10.18Apostolic Vicariate of Bobo-Dioulasso lost territory to Apostolic Vicariate of Nouna
1951.10.18Apostolic Prefecture of Nouna was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Nouna (gained territory from Apostolic Vicariate of Bobo-Dioulasso)
1954.06.14Apostolic Vicariate of Koudougou was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Ouahigouya)
1954.06.14Apostolic Prefecture of Ouahigouya was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Koudougou)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Bobo-Dioulasso was promoted as Diocese of Bobo-Dioulasso
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Koudougou was promoted as Diocese of Koudougou
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Nouna was promoted as Diocese of Nouna
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Ouagadougou was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ouagadougou
1956.02.20Diocese of Koupéla was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ouagadougou)
1958.06.23Diocese of Ouahigouya was restored (from Diocese of Koudougou)
1959.02.12Apostolic Prefecture of Fada N’Gourma was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Niamey)
1964.06.16Apostolic Prefecture of Fada N’Gourma was promoted as Diocese of Fada N’Gourma
1968.10.18Diocese of Diébougou was established (from Diocese of Bobo-Dioulasso)
1969.06.26Diocese of Kaya was established (from Diocese of Koupéla and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ouagadougou)
1975.12.03Diocese of Nouna was renamed as Diocese of Nouna–Dédougou
1997.01.02Diocese of Manga was established (from Diocese of Koupéla and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ouagadougou)
1998.06.27Diocese of Banfora was established (from Diocese of Bobo-Dioulasso)
2000.04.14Diocese of Dédougou was established (from Diocese of Nouna–Dédougou)
2000.04.14Diocese of Nouna–Dédougou was renamed as Diocese of Nouna (lost territory to establish Diocese of Dédougou)
2000.12.05Diocese of Bobo-Dioulasso was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bobo-Dioulasso
2000.12.05Diocese of Koupéla was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Koupéla
2004.11.20Diocese of Dori was established (from Diocese of Fada N’Gourma and Diocese of Ouahigouya)
2011.11.30Diocese of Gaoua was established (from Diocese of Diébougou)
2012.02.11Diocese of Tenkodogo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Koupéla and Diocese of Fada N’Gourma)
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 2020.05.18

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