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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Bulgaria

Bulgaria
DateAscendingChange
UnknownTitular Episcopal See of Abrytus was established
UnknownTitular Episcopal See of Anchialus was established
UnknownTitular Episcopal See of Apiaria was established
UnknownTitular Metropolitan See of Marcianopolis was established
UnknownTitular Archiepiscopal See of Mesembria was established
UnknownTitular Metropolitan See of Philippopolis was established
UnknownTitular Episcopal See of Sozopolis was established
200Diocese of Sofia was established
1601Diocese of Sofia was restored
1642.12.06Diocese of Sofia was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sofia
1648Diocese of Nikopol was established
1758Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sofia was demoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Sofia–Plovdiv
1835Titular Metropolitan See of Sardica was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Sofia–Plovdiv)
1861Apostolic Vicariate of Constantinople (Bulgarian Rite) was established
1883.04.07Apostolic Vicariate of Tracia (Bulgarian Rite) was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Constantinople)
1921Titular Episcopal See of Apiaria was renamed as Titular Episcopal See of Apiara
1922Titular Episcopal See of Abrytus was renamed as Titular Episcopal See of Abryus
1924Titular Episcopal See of Abryus was renamed as Titular Episcopal See of Abrytus
1925Titular Episcopal See of Abrytus was renamed as Titular Episcopal See of Abrittum
1925Titular Episcopal See of Apiara was renamed as Titular Episcopal See of Appiaria
1925Titular Episcopal See of Odessus was established
1925Titular Metropolitan See of Ratiaria was established
1926Titular Metropolitan See of Philippopolis was renamed as Titular Metropolitan See of Philippopolis
1926Apostolic Exarchate of Sofia (Bulgarian Rite) was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Constantinople, Apostolic Vicariate of Macedonia and Apostolic Vicariate of Tracia)
1926Apostolic Vicariate of Constantinople (Bulgarian Rite) was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Exarchate of Sofia)
1926Apostolic Vicariate of Tracia (Bulgarian Rite) was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Exarchate of Sofia)
1928Titular Episcopal See of Odessus was promoted as Titular Archiepiscopal See of Odessus
1929Titular Archiepiscopal See of Beroë was established
1929Titular Metropolitan See of Sardica was renamed as Titular Metropolitan See of Serdica
1930Titular Metropolitan See of Preslavus was established
1932Titular Episcopal See of Anchialus was promoted as Titular Archiepiscopal See of Anchialus
1933Titular Episcopal See of Bononia was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Bucellus was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Castra Martis was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Deultum was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Dorostorum was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Germania in Dacia was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Margum was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Nicopolis ad Iaterum was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Novæ was established
1933Titular Metropolitan See of Philippopolis was renamed as Titular Metropolitan See of Philippopolis in Thracia
1933Titular Episcopal See of Sozopolis was renamed as Titular Episcopal See of Sozopolis in Hæmimonto
1933Titular Metropolitan See of Ternobus was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Transmarisca was established
1933Titular Metropolitan See of Velebusdus was established
1933Titular Episcopal See of Œscus was established
1968Titular Episcopal See of Nicopolis ad Iaterum was renamed as Titular Episcopal See of Nicopolis ad Iaternum
1979.03.03Titular Metropolitan See of Serdica was suppressed (to Diocese of Sofia–Plovdiv)
1979.03.03Apostolic Vicariate of Sofia–Plovdiv was promoted as Diocese of Sofia–Plovdiv (gained territory from the suppressed Titular Metropolitan See of Serdica)
2019.10.11Apostolic Exarchate of Sofia (Bulgarian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Saint John XXIII of Sofia

as of 2019.11.11

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