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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

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Brazil
DateAscendingChange
1551.02.25Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Funchal)
1575.07.19Territorial Prelature of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro was established (from Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos)
1614.07.15Territorial Prelature of Pernambuco was established (from Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos)
1676.11.16Territorial Prelature of Pernambuco was promoted as Diocese of Olinda
1676.11.16Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia
1676.11.16Territorial Prelature of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro was promoted as Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
1677.08.30Diocese of São Luís do Maranhão was established (from Diocese of Olinda)
1720.03.04Diocese of Belém do Pará was established (from Diocese of São Luís do Maranhão)
1745.12.06Territorial Prelature of Cuiabá was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1745.12.06Territorial Prelature of Goiás was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1745.12.06Diocese of Mariana was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1745.12.06Diocese of São Paulo was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1826.07.15Territorial Prelature of Cuiabá was promoted as Diocese of Cuiabá
1826.07.15Territorial Prelature of Goiás was promoted as Diocese of Goiás
1848.05.07Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1854.06.06Diocese of Ceará was established (from Diocese of Olinda)
1854.06.06Diocese of Diamantina was established (from Diocese of Mariana)
1892.04.27Diocese of Amazonas was established (from Diocese of Belém do Pará)
1892.04.27Diocese of Curitiba was established (from Diocese of São Paulo)
1892.04.27Diocese of Niterói was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1892.04.27Diocese of Paraíba was established (from Diocese of Olinda)
1892.04.27Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (lost territory to establish Diocese of Niterói)
1895.11.15Diocese of Espírito Santo was established (from Diocese of Niterói)
1900.07.02Diocese of Alagôas was established (from Diocese of Olinda)
1900.08.04Diocese of Pouso Alegre was established (from Diocese of Mariana)
1902.02.20Diocese of Piaui was established (from Diocese of São Luís do Maranhão)
1903.09.21Territorial Prelature of Santarém was established (from Diocese of Belém do Pará)
1906.05.01Diocese of Belém do Pará was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará
1906.05.01Diocese of Mariana was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana
1907.08.15Abbacy nullius of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro was established (from Diocese of Amazonas and Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1907.09.08Diocese of Campanha was established (from Diocese of São Paulo)
1907.09.29Diocese of Uberaba was established (from Diocese of Goiás)
1908.03.19Diocese of Santa Catarina was established (from Diocese of Curitiba)
1908.06.07Diocese of Botucatu was established (from Diocese of São Paulo)
1908.06.07Diocese of Campinas was established (from Diocese of São Paulo)
1908.06.07Diocese of Ribeirão Preto was established (from Diocese of São Paulo)
1908.06.07Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal was established (from Diocese of São Paulo)
1908.06.07Diocese of São Paulo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo (lost territory to establish Diocese of Botucatu, Diocese of Campinas, Diocese of Ribeirão Preto, Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal and Diocese of Taubaté)
1908.06.07Diocese of Taubaté was established (from Diocese of São Paulo)
1909.12.29Diocese of Natal was established (from Diocese of Paraíba)
1910.01.03Diocese of Aracaju was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia)
1910.03.10Diocese of Corumbá was established (from Diocese of Cuiabá)
1910.03.10Diocese of Cuiabá was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá (lost territory to establish Diocese of Corumbá)
1910.04.05Diocese of São Luíz de Cáceres was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá)
1910.05.23Apostolic Prefecture of Alto Solimões was established (from Diocese of Amazonas)
1910.05.23Apostolic Prefecture of Tefé was established (from Diocese of Amazonas)
1910.08.15Diocese of Pelotas was established (from Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande)
1910.08.15Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre (lost territory to establish Diocese of Pelotas, Diocese of Santa Maria and Diocese of Uruguaiana)
1910.08.15Diocese of Santa Maria was established (from Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande)
1910.08.15Diocese of Uruguaiana was established (from Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande)
1910.12.05Diocese of Floresta was established (from Diocese of Olinda)
1910.12.05Diocese of Olinda was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda (lost territory to establish Diocese of Floresta)
1910.12.10Diocese of Montes Claros was established (from Diocese of Diamantina)
1911.07.18Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará)
1913.08.25Diocese of Araçuaí was established (from Diocese of Diamantina)
1913.10.20Diocese of Barra was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia)
1913.10.20Diocese of Caetité was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia)
1913.10.20Diocese of Ilhéus was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia)
1914.02.06Diocese of Cajazeiras was established (from Diocese of Paraíba)
1914.02.06Diocese of Paraíba was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paraíba (lost territory to establish Diocese of Cajazeiras)
1914.05.12Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá)
1914.10.20Diocese of Crato was established (from Diocese of Ceará)
1915.11.10Diocese of Ceará was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza (lost territory to establish Diocese of Sobral)
1915.11.10Diocese of Sobral was established (from Diocese of Ceará)
1915.12.15Diocese of Caratinga was established (from Diocese of Amazonas)
1915.12.20Diocese of Porto Nacional was established (from Diocese of Goiás)
1916.02.03Diocese of Guaxupé was established (from Diocese of Pouso Alegre)
1916.04.03Diocese of Penedo was established (from Diocese of Alagôas)
1917.06.28Diocese of Diamantina was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina
1917.08.25Diocese of Alagôas was renamed as Diocese of Maceió
1918.07.18Diocese of Aterrado was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana and Diocese of Uberaba)
1918.07.26Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife
1918.08.02Diocese of Floresta was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Pesqueira)
1918.08.02Diocese of Garanhuns was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife)
1918.08.02Diocese of Nazaré was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife)
1918.08.02Diocese of Pesqueira was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Floresta)
1919.10.04Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus was established (from Diocese of Amazonas)
1920.02.13Diocese of Maceió was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maceió
1920.06.18Territorial Prelature of Bom Jesus do Piauí was established (from Diocese of Piaui)
1921.02.11Diocese of Belo Horizonte was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana)
1921.12.02Diocese of São Luís do Maranhão was promoted as Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão
1922.02.10Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú was established (from Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão)
1922.02.10Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão (lost territory to establish Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú)
1922.12.04Diocese of Barra do Piraí was established (from Diocese of Niterói)
1922.12.04Diocese of Campos was established (from Diocese of Niterói)
1923.11.30Diocese of Petrolina was established (from Diocese of Pesqueira)
1924.02.01Diocese of Belo Horizonte was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte
1924.02.01Diocese of Juiz de Fora was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana)
1924.07.04Territorial Prelature of Bananal was established (from Diocese of Porto Nacional)
1924.07.04Diocese of Santos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo)
1924.07.04Diocese of Sorocaba was established (from Diocese of Botucatu, Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and Diocese of Taubaté)
1924.07.25Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins was established (from Diocese of Goiás)
1925.03.27Diocese of Valença was established (from Diocese of Barra do Piraí)
1925.05.01Territorial Prelature of Lábrea was established (from Diocese of Amazonas)
1925.05.01Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho was established (from Diocese of Amazonas and Diocese of São Luíz de Cáceres)
1925.05.01Territorial Prelature of Rio Negro was established
1925.07.24Diocese of Bragança Paulista was established (from Diocese of Campinas and Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo)
1926.05.10Diocese of Curitiba was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Curitiba (lost territory to establish Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu, Diocese of Jacarezinho and Diocese of Ponta Grossa)
1926.05.10Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu was established (from Diocese of Curitiba)
1926.05.10Diocese of Jacarezinho was established (from Diocese of Curitiba)
1926.05.10Diocese of Ponta Grossa was established (from Diocese of Curitiba)
1926.06.21Diocese of Cafelândia was established (from Diocese of Botucatu)
1926.12.10Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus was renamed as Territorial Prelature of São Peregrino Laziosi no Alto Acre e Alto Purus
1927.01.17Diocese of Santa Catarina was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florianópolis (lost territory to establish Diocese of Joinville and Diocese of Lages)
1927.01.17Diocese of Joinville was established (from Diocese of Santa Catarina)
1927.01.17Diocese of Lages was established (from Diocese of Santa Catarina)
1928.04.14Territorial Prelature of Gurupi was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará)
1928.04.14Territorial Prelature of Marajó was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará)
1928.11.30Diocese of Assis was established (from Diocese of Botucatu)
1929.01.25Diocese of Jaboticabal was established (from Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal)
1929.01.25Diocese of Rio Preto was established (from Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal)
1929.03.01Territorial Prelature of Guajará-Mirim was established (from Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho and Diocese of São Luíz de Cáceres)
1929.03.01Territorial Prelature of Paracatu was established (from Diocese of Montes Claros and Diocese of Uberaba)
1929.03.22Territorial Prelature of Diamantino was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá)
1929.06.21Territorial Prelature of Jataí was established (from Diocese of Goiás)
1931.05.22Territorial Prelature of Juruá was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Tefé)
1932.11.18Diocese of Goiás was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás
1933.04.06Diocese of Bonfim was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia)
1933.12.09Territorial Prelature of Palmas was established (from Diocese of Lages and Diocese of Ponta Grossa)
1934.02.03Territorial Prelature of Gurupi was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Guamá
1934.04.21Abbacy nullius of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Administration of Rio Branco)
1934.04.21Apostolic Administration of Rio Branco was established (from the suppressed Abbacy nullius of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro)
1934.07.28Diocese of Mossoró was established (from Diocese of Natal)
1934.08.16Territorial Prelature of Xingu was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará, Territorial Prelature of Santarém and Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia)
1934.09.08Diocese of Caxias was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre)
1934.09.08Territorial Prelature of Vacaria was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre)
1937.07.31Diocese of Lorena was established (from Diocese of Taubaté)
1938.05.07Diocese of Limoeiro do Norte was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza)
1939.07.22Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão)
1939.07.22Territorial Prelature of Pinheiro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão and Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú)
1939.11.25Diocese of Caicó was established (from Diocese of Natal)
1940.07.13Territorial Prelature of Chapada was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá)
1941.05.10Diocese of Amargosa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia)
1941.12.20Diocese of Oliveira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte)
1942.03.08Diocese of Leopoldina was established (from Diocese of Juiz de Fora and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana)
1944.02.26Diocese of Piracicaba was established (from Diocese of Campinas)
1944.08.30Apostolic Administration of Rio Branco was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Rio Branco
1944.12.16Diocese of Oeiras was established (from Diocese of Piaui)
1944.12.16Diocese of Parnaíba was established (from Diocese of Piaui)
1944.12.16Diocese of Piaui was renamed as Diocese of Teresina (lost territory to establish Diocese of Oeiras and Diocese of Parnaíba)
1946.04.13Diocese of Petrópolis was established (from Diocese of Niterói and Diocese of Barra do Piraí)
1948.05.19Territorial Abbacy of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro was restored (from Territorial Prelature of Rio Branco)
1948.08.07Diocese of Caruaru was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife)
1949.02.01Territorial Prelature of Macapá was established (from Territorial Prelature of Santarém)
1949.05.14Diocese of Campina Grande was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paraíba)
1950.05.27Diocese of Cafelândia was renamed as Diocese of Lins
1950.08.11Apostolic Prefecture of Alto Solimões was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Alto Solimões
1950.08.11Apostolic Prefecture of Tefé was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Tefé
1950.11.06Military Vicariate of Brazil was established
1951.03.10Diocese of Passo Fundo was established (from Diocese of Santa Maria)
1951.11.14Ordinariate of Ordinariato para os Fiéis de Ritos Orientais no Brasil (Eastern Rite) was established
1952.02.16Diocese of Amazonas was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus
1952.02.16Diocese of Marília was established (from Diocese of Lins)
1952.02.16Diocese of Natal was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Natal
1952.08.09Diocese of Teresina was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Teresina
1952.11.29Territorial Prelature of Cametá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará)
1954.07.18Diocese of Santo André was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo)
1954.12.20Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas was established (from Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão)
1954.12.20Territorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis was established (from Diocese of Porto Nacional)
1954.12.28Diocese of Tubarão was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florianópolis)
1955.04.05Diocese of Patos de Minas was established (from Diocese of Uberaba)
1955.07.12Territorial Prelature of Parintins was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus)
1955.07.16Diocese of Sete Lagoas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina)
1956.02.01Diocese of Governador Valadares was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina, Diocese of Araçuaí and Diocese of Caratinga)
1956.02.01Diocese of Londrina was established (from Diocese of Jacarezinho)
1956.02.01Diocese of Maringá was established (from Diocese of Jacarezinho)
1956.03.26Territorial Prelature of Bananal was suppressed (to Diocese of Goiás, and to establish Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia)
1956.03.26Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia was established (from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Bananal and Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins)
1956.03.26Territorial Prelature of Formosa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás, and from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins)
1956.03.26Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás was demoted as Diocese of Goiás (gained territory from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Bananal, and lost territory to establish Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia, Territorial Prelature of Formosa and Diocese of Uruaçu)
1956.03.26Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás)
1956.03.26Territorial Prelature of Jataí was promoted as Diocese of Jataí
1956.03.26Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins was suppressed (to establish Territorial Prelature of Formosa, Diocese of Uruaçu and Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia)
1956.03.26Diocese of Uruaçu was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás, and from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins)
1956.07.02Diocese of Afogados da Ingazeira was established (from Diocese of Pesqueira)
1957.01.18Territorial Prelature of Vacaria was promoted as Diocese of Vacaria (lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre)
1957.04.10Territorial Prelature of Óbidos was established (from Territorial Prelature of Santarém)
1957.06.15Diocese of Campo Grande was established (from Diocese of Corumbá and Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia)
1957.06.15Diocese of Dourados was established (from Diocese of Corumbá)
1957.06.15Diocese of Januária was established (from Diocese of Montes Claros and Territorial Prelature of Paracatu)
1957.07.27Diocese of Vitória da Conquista was established (from Diocese of Amargosa)
1957.11.25Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal was renamed as Diocese of São Carlos
1958.01.14Territorial Prelature of Carolina was established (from Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú)
1958.01.14Diocese of Chapecó was established (from Diocese of Lages and Territorial Prelature of Palmas)
1958.01.14Territorial Prelature of Palmas was promoted as Diocese of Palmas (lost territory to establish Diocese of Chapecó)
1958.02.16Diocese of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim was established (from Diocese of Espírito Santo)
1958.02.16Diocese of São Mateus was established (from Diocese of Espírito Santo)
1958.02.16Diocese of Espírito Santo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vitória (lost territory to establish Diocese of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim and Diocese of São Mateus)
1958.04.19Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aparecida was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and Diocese of Taubaté)
1958.04.19Diocese of Botucatu was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Botucatu
1958.04.19Diocese of Campinas was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campinas
1958.04.19Diocese of Ribeirão Preto was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ribeirão Preto
1958.04.26Territorial Prelature of São Peregrino Laziosi no Alto Acre e Alto Purus was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus
1958.07.11Diocese of Divinópolis was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte and Diocese of Aterrado)
1959.01.17Diocese of Patos was established (from Diocese of Cajazeiras and Diocese of Campina Grande)
1959.06.20Diocese of Campo Mourão was established (from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu)
1959.06.20Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Campo Mourão and Diocese of Toledo)
1959.06.20Diocese of Santa Cruz do Sul was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre)
1959.06.20Diocese of Toledo was established (from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu)
1959.08.15Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre lost territory to Diocese of Caxias
1959.11.14Diocese of Ruy Barbosa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia, Diocese of Barra and Diocese of Bonfim)
1959.12.12Diocese of Jales was established (from Diocese of Rio Preto)
1960.01.16Diocese of Brasília was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia)
1960.01.16Diocese of Presidente Prudente was established (from Diocese of Assis)
1960.01.16Diocese of São João da Boa Vista was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ribeirão Preto)
1960.03.26Diocese of Niterói was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Niterói (lost territory to establish Diocese of Nova Iguaçu)
1960.03.26Diocese of Nova Friburgo was established (from Diocese of Barra do Piraí and Diocese of Petrópolis)
1960.03.26Diocese of Nova Iguaçu was established (from Diocese of Niterói, Diocese of Campos and Diocese of Valença)
1960.04.30Diocese of Aracaju was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aracaju (lost territory to establish Diocese of Estância and Diocese of Propriá)
1960.04.30Diocese of Estância was established (from Diocese of Aracaju)
1960.04.30Diocese of Propriá was established (from Diocese of Aracaju)
1960.05.21Diocese of São João del Rei was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana and Diocese of Campanha)
1960.06.25Diocese of Bagé was established (from Diocese of Pelotas and Diocese of Uruguaiana)
1960.11.27Diocese of Teófilo Otoni was established (from Diocese of Araçuaí)
1960.12.05Diocese of Aterrado was renamed as Diocese of Luz
1960.12.17Territorial Prelature of São Raimundo Nonato was established (from Territorial Prelature of Bom Jesus do Piauí)
1961.01.28Diocese of Iguatu was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza)
1961.05.22Diocese of Frederico Westphalen was established (from Diocese of Passo Fundo and Diocese of Santa Maria)
1961.05.22Diocese of Santo Ângelo was established (from Diocese of Uruguaiana)
1961.06.26Territorial Prelature of Humaitá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus and Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho)
1961.07.22Diocese of Uberlândia was established (from Diocese of Uberaba)
1961.10.16Territorial Prelature of Cândido Mendes was established (from Territorial Prelature of Pinheiro)
1961.11.25Territorial Prelature of Abaeté do Tocantins was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará)
1961.11.25Territorial Prelature of Chapada was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Rondonópolis
1961.11.25Territorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia, Diocese of Goiás and Diocese of Jataí)
1962.01.13Diocese of Palmares was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife and Diocese of Garanhuns)
1962.02.10Diocese of Palmeira dos Índios was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maceió and Diocese of Penedo)
1962.04.14Diocese of Juiz de Fora was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Juiz de Fora
1962.04.14Territorial Prelature of Paracatu was promoted as Diocese of Paracatu
1962.04.14Diocese of Pouso Alegre was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pouso Alegre
1962.04.14Diocese of Uberaba was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Uberaba
1962.05.30Apostolic Exarchate of Brazil (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1962.06.09Diocese of Mogi das Cruzes was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and Diocese of Taubaté)
1962.07.21Diocese of Caravelas was established (from Diocese of Ilhéus)
1962.07.21Diocese of Feira de Santana was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia)
1962.07.21Diocese of Paranaguá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Curitiba)
1962.07.22Diocese of Bom Jesus da Lapa was established (from Diocese of Barra)
1962.07.22Diocese of Juazeiro was established (from Diocese of Barra and Diocese of Bonfim)
1962.10.30Diocese of Viana was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão)
1963.04.29Territorial Prelature of Rio Branco was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Roraima
1963.06.25Territorial Prelature of Ponta de Pedras was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará)
1963.07.13Territorial Prelature of Borba was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus and Territorial Prelature of Parintins)
1963.07.13Territorial Prelature of Coari was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus)
1963.07.13Territorial Prelature of Itacoatiara was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus)
1963.09.28Diocese of Crateús was established (from Diocese of Iguatu and Diocese of Sobral)
1964.02.15Diocese of Bauru was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Botucatu and Diocese of Lins)
1964.02.15Diocese of Floresta was restored (from Diocese of Pesqueira and Diocese of Petrolina)
1964.11.28Diocese of Apucarana was established (from Diocese of Londrina and Diocese of Campo Mourão)
1965.01.26Diocese of Barra do Piraí was renamed as Diocese of Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda
1965.06.14Diocese of Itabira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana)
1965.12.16Diocese of Guarapuava was established (from Diocese of Campo Mourão, Diocese of Ponta Grossa and Diocese of Toledo)
1966.10.11Diocese of Anápolis was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia)
1966.10.11Diocese of Brasília was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Brasília
1966.10.11Diocese of Ipameri was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia)
1966.10.11Diocese of Itumbiara was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia)
1966.10.11Territorial Prelature of Miracema do Norte was established (from Diocese of Porto Nacional)
1966.10.11Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba was established (from Diocese of Goiás and Diocese of Uruaçu)
1966.10.19Diocese of Caxias was renamed as Diocese of Caxias do Sul
1966.11.07Diocese of Jundiaí was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campinas and Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo)
1967Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão lost territory to Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas
1967.02.27Diocese of Livramento de Nossa Senhora was established (from Diocese of Caetité)
1968.01.20Diocese of Paranavaí was established (from Diocese of Maringá)
1968.03.02Diocese of Itapeva was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Botucatu, Diocese of Sorocaba and Diocese of Santos)
1968.05.11Territorial Abbacy of Claraval was established (from Diocese of Guaxupé)
1968.06.22Diocese of Bacabal was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão and Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú)
1968.11.23Diocese of Caçador was established (from Diocese of Lages)
1968.11.23Diocese of Rio do Sul was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florianópolis and Diocese of Joinville)
1969.05.13Territorial Prelature of São Félix was established (from Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia, Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia and Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia)
1969.05.27Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Guiratinga
1969.12.20Territorial Prelature of Marabá was established (from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia)
1969.12.20Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia was suppressed (to establish Territorial Prelature of Marabá)
1970.10.31Diocese of Londrina was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Londrina
1971.02.01Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre lost territory to Diocese of Caxias do Sul
1971.02.20Diocese of Franca was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ribeirão Preto)
1971.03.13Diocese of Itapipoca was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza)
1971.03.13Diocese of Quixadá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza)
1971.03.13Diocese of Tianguá was established (from Diocese of Sobral)
1971.05.27Diocese of Cruz Alta was established (from Diocese of Santa Maria)
1971.05.27Diocese of Erexim was established (from Diocese of Passo Fundo)
1971.05.27Diocese of Rio Grande was established (from Diocese of Pelotas)
1971.09.14Diocese of Brejo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão)
1971.09.14Diocese of Paulo Afonso was established (from Diocese of Bonfim)
1971.11.29Diocese of Nossa Senhora do Líbano em São Paulo (Maronite Rite) was established
1971.11.29Diocese of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo (Greek-Melkite Rite) was established
1971.11.29Apostolic Exarchate of Brazil (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of São João Batista em Curitiba
1973.04.14Diocese of Barretos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ribeirão Preto and Diocese of Jaboticabal)
1973.05.26Diocese of Cornélio Procópio was established (from Diocese of Jacarezinho)
1973.05.26Diocese of Umuarama was established (from Diocese of Campo Mourão)
1974.01.19Diocese of Registro was established (from Diocese of Itapeva and Diocese of Santos)
1974.10.28Diocese of Alagoinhas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia)
1974.10.28Diocese of Picos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Teresina and Diocese of Oeiras)
1975.06.12Diocese of Campo Maior was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Teresina and Diocese of Parnaíba)
1975.06.12Diocese of Joaçaba was established (from Diocese of Caçador, Diocese of Chapecó and Diocese of Lages)
1976.03.27Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia was restored (from Territorial Prelature of Marabá and Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia)
1976.04.29Diocese of Limeira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campinas and Diocese of Piracicaba)
1976.12.03Diocese of União da Vitória was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Curitiba, Diocese of Guarapuava and Diocese of Ponta Grossa)
1977.08.26Diocese of Coroatá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão)
1977.12.08Diocese of Oeiras was renamed as Diocese of Oeiras–Floriano
1978.01.03Territorial Prelature of Coxim was established (from Diocese of Campo Grande)
1978.01.03Diocese of Três Lagoas was established (from Diocese of Campo Grande)
1978.01.03Territorial Prelature of Vila Rondônia was established (from Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho and Territorial Prelature of Guajará-Mirim)
1978.05.05Diocese of Cascavel was established (from Diocese of Toledo)
1978.05.05Diocese of Foz do Iguaçu was restored (from Diocese of Toledo)
1978.11.07Diocese of Itabuna was established (from Diocese of Ilhéus)
1978.11.07Diocese of Jequié was established (from Diocese of Vitória da Conquista and Diocese of Amargosa)
1978.11.27Diocese of Campo Grande was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campo Grande
1979.04.18Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba–Mozarlândia
1979.04.28Diocese of Irecê was established (from Diocese of Barra and Diocese of Ruy Barbosa)
1979.05.21Diocese of Barreiras was established (from Diocese of Barra)
1979.06.01Diocese of Itabira was renamed as Diocese of Itabira–Fabriciano
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Carolina was promoted as Diocese of Carolina
1979.10.16Diocese of Cascavel was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cascavel
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Diamantino was promoted as Diocese of Diamantino
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Formosa was promoted as Diocese of Formosa
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Guajará-Mirim was promoted as Diocese of Guajará-Mirim
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Guamá was promoted as Diocese of Guamá
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Humaitá was promoted as Diocese of Humaitá
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Marabá was promoted as Diocese of Marabá
1979.10.16Diocese of Maringá was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maringá
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Pinheiro was promoted as Diocese of Pinheiro
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Ponta de Pedras was promoted as Diocese of Ponta de Pedras
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho was promoted as Diocese of Porto Velho
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Roraima was promoted as Diocese of Roraima
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba–Mozarlândia was promoted as Diocese of Rubiataba–Mozarlândia
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Santarém was promoted as Diocese of Santarém
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia was promoted as Diocese of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia
1980.02.02Diocese of Novo Hamburgo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre)
1980.03.14Diocese of Itaguaí was established (from Diocese of Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda and Diocese of Nova Iguaçu)
1980.10.11Diocese of Duque de Caxias was established (from Diocese of Nova Iguaçu and Diocese of Petrópolis)
1980.10.11Diocese of Guarabira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paraíba)
1980.10.30Territorial Prelature of Macapá was promoted as Diocese of Macapá
1980.10.30Territorial Prelature of Parintins was promoted as Diocese of Parintins
1980.10.30Territorial Prelature of Rio Negro was promoted as Diocese of Rio Negro
1980.10.30Territorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis was promoted as Diocese of Tocantinópolis
1981.01.30Diocese of Guarulhos was established (from Diocese of Mogi das Cruzes)
1981.01.30Diocese of Jardim was established (from Diocese of Corumbá)
1981.01.30Diocese of São José dos Campos was established (from Diocese of Mogi das Cruzes and Diocese of Taubaté)
1981.03.28Diocese of Almenara was established (from Diocese of Araçuaí and Diocese of Teófilo Otoni)
1981.07.03Apostolic Exarchate of América Latina e México (Armenian Rite) was established
1981.08.04Territorial Prelature of Abaeté do Tocantins was promoted as Diocese of Abaetetuba
1981.08.04Territorial Prelature of Miracema do Norte was promoted as Diocese of Miracema do Norte
1981.08.04Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú was promoted as Diocese of São José do Grajaú
1981.08.04Territorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos was promoted as Diocese of São Luís de Montes Belos
1981.10.03Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas was promoted as Diocese of Balsas
1981.10.03Territorial Prelature of Bom Jesus do Piauí was promoted as Diocese of Bom Jesus do Gurguéia
1981.10.03Territorial Prelature of Guiratinga was promoted as Diocese of Guiratinga
1981.10.03Territorial Prelature of São Raimundo Nonato was promoted as Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato
1981.10.13Diocese of Guamá was renamed as Diocese of Bragança do Pará
1981.10.21Diocese of Rio Negro was renamed as Diocese of São Gabriel da Cachoeira
1982.02.06Diocese of Sinop was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina)
1982.02.27Diocese of Barra do Garças was established (from Diocese of Guiratinga)
1982.10.04Diocese of Porto Velho was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Velho
1982.10.16Diocese of Ituiutaba was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Uberaba and Diocese of Uberlândia)
1983.02.19Territorial Prelature of Vila Rondônia was promoted as Diocese of Ji-Paraná
1983.04.18Diocese of Caravelas was renamed as Diocese of Teixeira de Freitas–Caravelas
1983.10.13Territorial Prelature of Cândido Mendes was promoted as Diocese of Cândido Mendes
1984.10.09Diocese of São José do Grajaú was renamed as Diocese of Grajaú
1985.05.24Diocese of Guanhães was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina, Diocese of Governador Valadares and Diocese of Itabira–Fabriciano)
1986.02.15Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus was promoted as Diocese of Rio Branco
1986.02.15Territorial Prelature of Rondonópolis was promoted as Diocese of Rondonópolis
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Brazil was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Ordinariado Militar do Brasil
1987.01.07Diocese of Palmas was renamed as Diocese of Palmas–Francisco Beltrão
1987.06.25Territorial Prelature of Juruá was promoted as Diocese of Cruzeiro do Sul
1987.06.27Diocese of Imperatriz was established (from Diocese of Carolina)
1988.07.06Territorial Prelature of Itaituba was established (from Diocese of Santarém)
1989.03.15Diocese of Campo Limpo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo)
1989.03.15Diocese of Osasco was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo)
1989.03.15Diocese of Santo Amaro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo)
1989.03.15Diocese of São Miguel Paulista was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo)
1989.03.29Diocese of Luziânia was established (from Diocese of Anápolis, Diocese of Ipameri and Diocese of Uruaçu)
1989.10.04Diocese of Miracema do Norte was renamed as Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins
1990.04.23Diocese of Colatina was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vitória)
1991.07.05Diocese of Cândido Mendes was renamed as Diocese of Zé Doca
1991.07.17Diocese of Cachoeira do Sul was established (from Diocese of Santa Maria)
1991.08.14Territorial Prelature of Alto Solimões was promoted as Diocese of Alto Solimões
1992.04.29Diocese of Sorocaba was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sorocaba
1994.03.23Diocese of Araçatuba was established (from Diocese of Lins)
1996.03.27Metropolitan Archdiocese of Palmas was established (from Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins and Diocese of Porto Nacional)
1996.06.12Diocese of Eunápolis was established (from Diocese of Itabuna and Diocese of Teixeira de Freitas–Caravelas)
1997.12.12Diocese of Caxias do Sul lost territory to Diocese of Santa Cruz do Sul
1997.12.23Diocese of Amparo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campinas and Diocese of Limeira)
1997.12.23Diocese of Juína was established (from Diocese of Diamantino and Diocese of Ji-Paraná)
1997.12.23Territorial Prelature of Paranatinga was established (from Diocese of Barra do Garças, Diocese of Rondonópolis and Diocese of Sinop)
1998.04.15Diocese of Itapetininga was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sorocaba and Diocese of Itapeva)
1998.05.27Diocese of Criciúma was established (from Diocese of Tubarão)
1998.12.30Diocese of Ourinhos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Botucatu, Diocese of Assis and Diocese of Itapeva)
1999.03.03Diocese of Caraguatatuba was established (from Diocese of Santos)
1999.11.10Diocese of Osório was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre and Diocese of Caxias do Sul)
2000.02.09Diocese of Catanduva was established (from Diocese of Jaboticabal, Diocese of São Carlos and Diocese of Rio Preto)
2000.04.19Diocese of Blumenau was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florianópolis, Diocese of Joinville and Diocese of Rio do Sul)
2000.07.05Diocese of Janaúba was established (from Diocese of Montes Claros and Diocese of Januária)
2001Diocese of Uruguaiana lost territory to Diocese of Santo Ângelo
2001.04.25Diocese of Montes Claros was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Montes Claros
2002.01.16Diocese of Feira de Santana was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Feira de Santana
2002.01.16Diocese of Vitória da Conquista was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vitória da Conquista
2002.01.18Personal Apostolic Administration of São João Maria Vianney was established
2002.11.13Territorial Prelature of Coxim was promoted as Diocese of Coxim
2002.12.11Territorial Abbacy of Claraval was suppressed (to Diocese of Guaxupé)
2002.12.11Diocese of Rio Preto was renamed as Diocese of São José do Rio Preto
2003.05.06Territorial Abbacy of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
2004.12.29Diocese of Castanhal was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará and Diocese of Bragança do Pará)
2005.09.21Diocese of Serrinha was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Feira de Santana and Diocese of Paulo Afonso)
2006.12.06Diocese of São José dos Pinhais was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Curitiba)
2008.02.27Diocese of Floriano was established (from Diocese of Oeiras–Floriano)
2008.02.27Diocese of Oeiras–Floriano was renamed as Diocese of Oeiras (gained territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Teresina and Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato, and lost territory to establish Diocese of Floriano)
2008.02.27Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato lost territory to Diocese of Oeiras
2008.02.27Metropolitan Archdiocese of Teresina lost territory to Diocese of Oeiras
2008.07.02Diocese of Montenegro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre)
2008.08.19Diocese of Luz lost territory to Diocese of Guaxupé
2010.06.16Diocese of Salgueiro was established (from Diocese of Floresta and Diocese of Petrolina)
2010.12.15Diocese of Camaçari was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia)
2011.04.13Diocese of Passo Fundo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Passo Fundo
2011.04.13Diocese of Pelotas was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pelotas
2011.04.13Diocese of Santa Maria was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santa Maria
2011.06.01Diocese of Naviraí was established (from Diocese of Dourados)
2011.11.09Territorial Prelature of Óbidos was promoted as Diocese of Óbidos
2013.02.06Territorial Prelature of Cametá was promoted as Diocese of Cametá
2013.10.09Territorial Prelature of Coari was promoted as Diocese of Coari
2014.05.12Diocese of Imaculada Conceição in Prudentópolis (Ukrainian Rite) was established (from Diocese of São João Batista em Curitiba)
2014.05.12Diocese of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São João Batista em Curitiba (lost territory to establish Diocese of Imaculada Conceição in Prudentópolis)
2014.06.25Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá lost territory to Diocese of Rondonópolis–Guiratinga
2014.06.25Diocese of Guiratinga was suppressed (to Diocese of Barra do Garças, Diocese of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga and Diocese of Rondonópolis–Guiratinga)
2014.06.25Territorial Prelature of Paranatinga was promoted as Diocese of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga (gained territory from Diocese of Rondonópolis, and gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Guiratinga)
2014.06.25Diocese of Rondonópolis was renamed as Diocese of Rondonópolis–Guiratinga (gained territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá, and gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Guiratinga, and lost territory to Diocese of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga)
2016.07.20Diocese of Votuporanga was established (from Diocese of Jales and Diocese of São José do Rio Preto)

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