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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Kenya

Kenya
DateAscendingChange
1905.09.14Mission sui juris of Kenya was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Zanguebar)
1909.07.12Mission sui juris of Kenya was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Kenya
1925.07.15Apostolic Prefecture of Kavirondo was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Nile)
1926.03.10Apostolic Prefecture of Meru was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Kenya)
1926.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Kenya was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Nyeri (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Meru)
1932.05.27Apostolic Prefecture of Kavirondo was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Kisumu
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Kisumu was promoted as Diocese of Kisumu
1953.03.25Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Zanzibar)
1953.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Nyeri was promoted as Diocese of Nyeri
1953.05.07Apostolic Prefecture of Meru was promoted as Diocese of Meru
1953.06.29Apostolic Prefecture of Eldoret was established (from Diocese of Kisumu)
1955.05.08Diocese of Mombasa and Zanzibar was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi)
1956.02.20Apostolic Prefecture of Kitui was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi and Diocese of Meru)
1959.10.13Apostolic Prefecture of Eldoret was promoted as Diocese of Eldoret
1959.10.20Apostolic Prefecture of Ngong was established (from Diocese of Kisumu and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi)
1960.05.21Diocese of Kisii was established (from Diocese of Kisumu)
1963.11.16Apostolic Prefecture of Kitui was promoted as Diocese of Kitui
1964.01.20Military Vicariate of Kenya was established
1964.11.25Diocese of Marsabit was established (from Diocese of Nyeri)
1964.12.12Diocese of Mombasa and Zanzibar was renamed as Diocese of Mombasa (lost territory to establish Apostolic Administration of Zanzibar and Pemba)
1968.01.11Apostolic Prefecture of Lodwar was established (from Diocese of Eldoret)
1968.01.11Diocese of Nakuru was established (from Diocese of Kisumu, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi and Diocese of Eldoret)
1969.05.29Diocese of Machakos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi)
1976.12.09Apostolic Prefecture of Garissa was established (from Diocese of Mombasa and Diocese of Meru)
1976.12.09Apostolic Prefecture of Ngong was promoted as Diocese of Ngong
1978.01.30Apostolic Prefecture of Lodwar was promoted as Diocese of Lodwar
1978.02.27Diocese of Kakamega was established (from Diocese of Kisumu)
1983.03.17Diocese of Murang’a was established (from Diocese of Nyeri)
1984.02.03Apostolic Prefecture of Garissa was promoted as Diocese of Garissa
1986.06.09Diocese of Embu was established (from Diocese of Meru)
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Kenya was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Military Ordinariate of Kenya
1987.04.27Diocese of Bungoma was established (from Diocese of Kakamega)
1990.05.21Diocese of Kisumu was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kisumu
1990.05.21Diocese of Mombasa was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mombasa
1990.05.21Diocese of Nyeri was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nyeri
1993.10.18Diocese of Homa Bay was established (from Diocese of Kisii)
1995.12.06Diocese of Kericho was established (from Diocese of Nakuru)
1995.12.15Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo was established (from Diocese of Meru)
1998.04.03Diocese of Kitale was established (from Diocese of Eldoret)
2000.06.02Diocese of Malindi was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mombasa and Diocese of Garissa)
2001.06.15Diocese of Maralal was established (from Diocese of Marsabit)
2002.12.05Diocese of Nyahururu was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nyeri)

as of 2019.11.17

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