Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Lithuania

Lithuania
DateAscendingChange
1388Diocese of Vilnius was established (became suffragan of Gniezno)
1417.10.24Diocese of Žemaitija was established (became suffragan of Gniezno)
1809.02.14Diocese of Vilnius (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1828.04.22Diocese of Vilnius (Ukrainian Rite) was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Žyrovyci)
1828.04.22Diocese of Žyrovyci (Ukrainian Rite) was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Vilnius and Diocese of Volodymyr–Brėst)
1833Diocese of Žyrovyci (Ukrainian Rite) was suppressed
1848.07.03Diocese of Vilnius lost territory to Diocese of Žemaitija
1920.06.09Diocese of Žemaitija lost territory to Diocese of Riga
1925.10.28Diocese of Vilnius was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vilnius (with suffragan sees Łomża and Pinsk)
1926.04.04Diocese of Kaišiadorys was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vilnius and became suffragan of Vilnius)
1926.04.04Diocese of Žemaitija was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kaunas (with suffragan sees Panevėžys, Telšiai, Vilkaviškis and Klaipėda and lost territory to establish Diocese of Panevėžys, Diocese of Telšiai and Diocese of Vilkaviškis)
1926.04.04Territorial Prelature of Klaipėda was established (from Diocese of Warmia and became suffragan of Kaunas)
1926.04.04Diocese of Panevėžys was established (from Diocese of Žemaitija and became suffragan of Kaunas)
1926.04.04Diocese of Telšiai was established (from Diocese of Žemaitija and became suffragan of Kaunas)
1926.04.04Diocese of Vilkaviškis was established (from Diocese of Łomża and Diocese of Žemaitija and became suffragan of Kaunas)
1991.07.13Ordinariate of East Europe (Armenian Rite) was established
1991.12.24Territorial Prelature of Klaipėda was suppressed (to Diocese of Telšiai and united to Diocese of Telšiai)
1997.05.28Diocese of Šiauliai was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kaunas, Diocese of Panevėžys and Diocese of Telšiai and became suffragan of Kaunas)
2000.11.25Military Ordinariate of Lietuvos kariuomenės ordinariatas was established

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