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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Peru

Peru
DateAscendingChange
1536.09.05Diocese of Cusco was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sevilla)
1541.05.14Diocese of Lima was established (from Diocese of Cusco)
1546.02.12Diocese of Lima was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima
1577.04.15Diocese of Arequipa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1577.04.15Diocese of Trujillo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1609.07.20Diocese of Ayacucho was established (from Diocese of Cusco)
1803.05.28Diocese of Maynas was established (from Diocese of Cuenca, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima, Diocese of Popayán and Diocese of Trujillo)
1843.06.02Diocese of Maynas was renamed as Diocese of Chachapoyas
1861.10.07Diocese of Puno was established (from Diocese of Cusco)
1865.03.17Diocese of Huánuco was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1899.05.15Diocese of Huaraz was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1900.01.05Apostolic Prefecture of San Domingo de Urubamba was established (from Diocese of Cusco)
1900.02.05Apostolic Prefecture of San León del Amazonas was established (from Diocese of Chachapoyas)
1900.02.05Apostolic Prefecture of Ucayali was established (from Diocese of Ayacucho and Diocese of Huánuco)
1908.04.05Diocese of Cajamarca was established (from Diocese of Trujillo and Diocese of Chachapoyas)
1912Diocese of Cajamarca exchanged territory with Diocese of Trujillo
1912Diocese of Trujillo exchanged territory with Diocese of Cajamarca
1913.07.04Apostolic Prefecture of San Domingo de Urubamba was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Urubamba y Madre de Dios
1921.02.22Apostolic Prefecture of San León del Amazonas was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of San León del Amazonas
1921.02.27Apostolic Prefecture of San Gabriel de la Dolorosa del Marañón was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of San León del Amazonas)
1925.07.14Apostolic Prefecture of Ucayali was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Ucayali
1929.12.20Diocese of Arequipa lost territory to Diocese of Iquique
1936.06.03Apostolic Prefecture of San Gabriel de la Dolorosa del Marañón was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of San Gabriel de la Dolorosa del Marañón
1940.02.29Diocese of Piura was established (from Diocese of Trujillo)
1943.05.15Military Vicariate of Peru was established
1943.05.23Diocese of Arequipa was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Arequipa
1943.05.23Diocese of Cusco was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cusco
1943.05.23Diocese of Trujillo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Trujillo
1944.12.18Diocese of Huancavélica was established (from Diocese of Ayacucho)
1944.12.18Diocese of Huancayo was established (from Diocese of Huánuco)
1944.12.18Diocese of Tacna was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Arequipa)
1945.07.13Apostolic Prefecture of San José de Amazonas was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of San León del Amazonas)
1945.08.01Apostolic Vicariate of San León del Amazonas was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos
1946.01.11Apostolic Prefecture of San Francisco Javier was established (from Diocese of Cajamarca, Diocese of Chachapoyas and Apostolic Vicariate of San Gabriel de la Dolorosa del Marañón)
1946.08.10Diocese of Ica was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1948.03.07Territorial Prelature of Moyobamba was established (from Diocese of Chachapoyas)
1949.03.10Apostolic Vicariate of Urubamba y Madre de Dios was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado
1955.07.03Apostolic Prefecture of San José de Amazonas was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of San José de Amazonas
1956.03.02Apostolic Vicariate of Pucallpa was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Ucayali)
1956.03.02Apostolic Vicariate of Requena was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Ucayali)
1956.03.02Apostolic Vicariate of San Ramón was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Ucayali)
1956.03.02Apostolic Vicariate of Ucayali was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Pucallpa, Apostolic Vicariate of Requena and Apostolic Vicariate of San Ramón)
1956.12.17Diocese of Chiclayo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Trujillo and Diocese of Cajamarca)
1957.04.12Territorial Prelature of Yauyos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1957.08.03Territorial Prelature of Juli was established (from Diocese of Puno)
1958.04.28Diocese of Abancay was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cusco)
1958.05.15Diocese of Huacho was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1958.05.15Territorial Prelature of Huarí was established (from Diocese of Huánuco and Diocese of Huaraz)
1958.05.15Territorial Prelature of Tarma was established (from Diocese of Huancayo and Diocese of Huánuco)
1958.07.30Territorial Prelature of Ayaviri was established (from Diocese of Puno)
1959.01.10Territorial Prelature of Sicuani was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cusco)
1960.11.10Apostolic Vicariate of San Gabriel de la Dolorosa del Marañón was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Yurimaguas
1961.12.04Territorial Prelature of Huamachuco was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Trujillo)
1962.06.05Territorial Prelature of Chuquibamba was established
1962.11.26Territorial Prelature of Chimbote was established (from Diocese of Huaraz)
1963.04.07Territorial Prelature of Chota was established
1964.03.04Territorial Prelature of Chulucanas was established
1966.06.30Diocese of Ayacucho was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ayacucho
1966.06.30Diocese of Huancayo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Huancayo
1966.06.30Diocese of Piura was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Piura
1967.04.29Diocese of Callao was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1968.04.26Territorial Prelature of Chuquibambilla was established (from Diocese of Abancay)
1971.04.24Apostolic Prefecture of San Francisco Javier was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of San Francisco Javier
1977Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima lost territory to Diocese of Callao
1980.11.22Apostolic Vicariate of San Francisco Javier was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Jaén en Perú
1983.04.06Territorial Prelature of Chimbote was promoted as Diocese of Chimbote (gained territory from Diocese of Huaraz)
1983.04.06Diocese of Huaraz lost territory to Diocese of Chimbote
1985.12.21Territorial Prelature of Tarma was promoted as Diocese of Tarma
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Peru was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Obispado Castrense del Perú
1988.12.12Territorial Prelature of Chulucanas was promoted as Diocese of Chulucanas
1992.07.11Diocese of Tacna was renamed as Diocese of Tacna y Moquegua
1996.12.14Diocese of Carabayllo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1996.12.14Territorial Prelature of Caravelí was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Arequipa and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ayacucho)
1996.12.14Diocese of Chosica was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
1996.12.14Diocese of Lurín was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima)
2008.04.02Territorial Prelature of Huarí was promoted as Diocese of Huarí
2019.04.03Territorial Prelature of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané was established (from Territorial Prelature of Ayaviri and Territorial Prelature of Juli)

as of 2019.05.21

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