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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Ecuador

Ecuador
DateAscendingChange
1546.01.08Diocese of Quito was established (from Diocese of Lima)
1786.07.01Diocese of Cuenca was established (from Diocese of Quito)
1835.09.22Diocese of Quito lost territory to Diocese of Popayán
1838.01.29Diocese of Guayaquil was established (from Diocese of Quito)
1848.01.13Diocese of Quito was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito
1862.12.29Diocese of Bolivar was established (from Diocese of Cuenca)
1862.12.29Diocese of Ibarra was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito)
1862.12.29Diocese of Loja was established (from Diocese of Cuenca)
1870.03.23Diocese of Portoviejo was established (from Diocese of Guayaquil and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito)
1871.02.07Apostolic Vicariate of Napo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito)
1886.10.04Apostolic Prefecture of Canelos y Macas was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Napo)
1893.02.17Apostolic Vicariate of Méndez y Gualaquiza was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Napo)
1893.02.17Apostolic Vicariate of Zamora was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Napo)
1924.04.16Apostolic Prefecture of San Miguel de Sucumbíos was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Napo)
1930.02.19Apostolic Prefecture of Canelos y Macas was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Canelos
1945.12.14Apostolic Prefecture of Esmeraldas was established (from Diocese of Portoviejo)
1948.02.28Diocese of Ambato was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito)
1948.07.15Apostolic Vicariate of Los Ríos was established (from Diocese of Guayaquil)
1951.04.12Apostolic Vicariate of Méndez y Gualaquiza was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Méndez
1951.09.10Apostolic Vicariate of Los Ríos was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Los Ríos
1953.11.16Apostolic Prefecture of Aguarico was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Napo)
1954.07.26Territorial Prelature of El Oro was established (from Diocese of Guayaquil and Diocese of Loja)
1955.08.25Diocese of Bolivar was renamed as Diocese of Riobamba
1956.01.22Diocese of Guayaquil was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guayaquil
1957.04.09Diocese of Cuenca was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuenca
1957.11.14Apostolic Prefecture of Esmeraldas was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Esmeraldas
1957.11.14Apostolic Prefecture of Galápagos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guayaquil)
1957.12.29Diocese of Guaranda was established (from Diocese of Riobamba)
1963.12.05Diocese of Latacunga was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito)
1964.09.29Apostolic Prefecture of Canelos was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Canelos
1965.03.17Diocese of Tulcán was established (from Diocese of Ibarra)
1968.06.26Diocese of Azogues was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuenca)
1969.01.31Territorial Prelature of El Oro was promoted as Diocese of Machala
1976.05.18Apostolic Vicariate of Canelos was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Puyo
1983.03.30Military Vicariate of Ecuador was established
1984.07.02Apostolic Prefecture of Aguarico was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico
1984.07.02Apostolic Prefecture of San Miguel de Sucumbíos was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of San Miguel de Sucumbíos
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Ecuador was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Obispado Castrense del Ecuador
1987.01.05Territorial Prelature of Santo Domingo de los Colorados was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito)
1991.02.22Apostolic Vicariate of Zamora was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Zamora
1994.02.25Diocese of Portoviejo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Portoviejo
1994.08.22Territorial Prelature of Los Ríos was promoted as Diocese of Babahoyo
1996.08.08Territorial Prelature of Santo Domingo de los Colorados was promoted as Diocese of Santo Domingo de los Colorados
2008.06.18Diocese of Santo Domingo de los Colorados was renamed as Diocese of Santo Domingo
2008.07.15Apostolic Prefecture of Galápagos was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Galápagos
2009.11.04Diocese of San Jacinto de Yaguachi was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guayaquil)
2015.10.08Diocese of San Jacinto de Yaguachi was renamed as Diocese of San Jacinto

as of 2019.01.04

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