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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Benin

Benin
DateAscendingChange
1883.06.26Apostolic Prefecture of Dahomey was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Bight of Benin)
1901.05.25Apostolic Prefecture of Dahomey was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Dahomey
1948.05.13Apostolic Vicariate of Dahomey was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Ouidah
1948.05.13Apostolic Prefecture of Parakou was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Niamey)
1954.04.05Apostolic Vicariate of Porto Novo was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Ouidah)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Ouidah was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cotonou
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Porto Novo was promoted as Diocese of Porto Novo
1963.04.05Diocese of Abomey was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cotonou and Diocese of Porto Novo)
1964.02.10Diocese of Natitingou was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Parakou)
1964.02.10Apostolic Prefecture of Parakou was promoted as Diocese of Parakou (lost territory to establish Diocese of Natitingou)
1968.03.11Diocese of Lokossa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cotonou)
1994.12.19Diocese of Kandi was established (from Diocese of Parakou)
1995.06.10Diocese of Dassa-Zoumé was established (from Diocese of Abomey)
1995.06.10Diocese of Djougou was established (from Diocese of Natitingou)
1997.10.16Diocese of Parakou was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Parakou
1999.12.22Diocese of N’Dali was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Parakou)
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 2020.06.14

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