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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Philippines

Philippines
DateAscendingChange
1565.04Abbacy nullius of Cebu was established
1579.02.06Diocese of Manila was established (from Abbacy nullius of Cebu and Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)
1595.08.14Abbacy nullius of Cebu was promoted as Diocese of Cebu (gained territory from Diocese of Manila)
1595.08.14Diocese of Manila was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila (lost territory to Diocese of Cebu, and lost territory to establish Diocese of Nueva Caceres and Diocese of Nueva Segovia)
1595.08.14Diocese of Nueva Caceres was established (from Diocese of Manila)
1595.08.14Diocese of Nueva Segovia was established (from Diocese of Manila)
1865.05.27Diocese of Jaro was established (from Diocese of Cebu)
1910.04.10Diocese of Calbayog was established (from Diocese of Cebu)
1910.04.10Diocese of Lipa was established (from Diocese of Nueva Caceres and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
1910.04.10Apostolic Prefecture of Palawan was established (from Diocese of Jaro)
1910.04.10Diocese of Tuguegarao was established (from Diocese of Nueva Segovia)
1910.04.10Diocese of Zamboanga was established (from Diocese of Cebu and Diocese of Jaro)
1928.05.19Diocese of Lingayen was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila and Diocese of Nueva Segovia)
1932.07.15Diocese of Bacolod was established (from Diocese of Cebu and Diocese of Jaro)
1932.07.15Apostolic Prefecture of Mountain Provinces was established (from Diocese of Nueva Segovia)
1933.01.20Diocese of Cagayan de Oro was established (from Diocese of Zamboanga)
1934.04.28Diocese of Cebu was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu
1936.07.02Apostolic Prefecture of Mindoro was established (from Diocese of Jaro and Diocese of Lipa)
1937.11.28Diocese of Palo was established (from Diocese of Calbayog)
1939.06.03Diocese of Surigao was established (from Diocese of Cagayan de Oro)
1941.11.08Diocese of Tagbilaran was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu)
1948.06.10Apostolic Prefecture of Mountain Provinces was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Mountain Provinces
1948.12.11Diocese of San Fernando was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
1949.12.17Territorial Prelature of Davao was established (from Diocese of Zamboanga)
1950.03.28Diocese of Lucena was established (from Diocese of Lipa)
1950.04.25Territorial Prelature of Infanta was established (from Diocese of Lipa)
1950.08.11Territorial Prelature of Cotabato and Sulu was established (from Diocese of Zamboanga)
1950.11.30Territorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands was established (from Diocese of Tuguegarao)
1950.12.08Military Vicariate of Philippines was established
1951.01.27Diocese of Capiz was established (from Diocese of Jaro)
1951.01.27Territorial Prelature of Ozamis was established (from Diocese of Cagayan de Oro and Diocese of Zamboanga)
1951.06.29Diocese of Nueva Caceres was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caceres (lost territory to establish Diocese of Legazpi and Diocese of Sorsogon)
1951.06.29Diocese of Cagayan de Oro was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro
1951.06.29Diocese of Jaro was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jaro
1951.06.29Diocese of Legazpi was established (from Diocese of Nueva Caceres)
1951.06.29Diocese of Nueva Segovia was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia
1951.06.29Diocese of Sorsogon was established (from Diocese of Nueva Caceres)
1951.07.12Apostolic Prefecture of Mindoro was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan
1953.10.28Territorial Prelature of Cotabato and Sulu was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Cotabato (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Sulu)
1953.10.28Apostolic Prefecture of Sulu was established (from Territorial Prelature of Cotabato and Sulu)
1954.02.11Diocese of Lingayen was renamed as Diocese of Lingayen–Dagupan
1955.04.05Diocese of Dumaguete was established (from Diocese of Bacolod)
1955.06.12Territorial Prelature of Bangued was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia)
1955.06.12Territorial Prelature of Iba was established (from Diocese of Lingayen–Dagupan and Diocese of San Fernando)
1955.07.03Apostolic Prefecture of Palawan was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Palawan
1958.05.19Diocese of Zamboanga was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zamboanga
1958.07.12Apostolic Prefecture of Sulu was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo
1960.10.22Diocese of Borongan was established (from Diocese of Calbayog)
1960.12.17Territorial Prelature of Marbel was established (from Territorial Prelature of Cotabato)
1961.06.05Diocese of Laoag was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia)
1961.11.25Diocese of Imus was established (from Diocese of Lipa and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
1961.11.25Diocese of Malolos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
1962.01.13Territorial Prelature of Tagum was established (from Territorial Prelature of Davao)
1962.03.24Territorial Prelature of San Jose de Antique was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jaro)
1963.02.16Diocese of Cabanatuan was established (from Diocese of Lingayen–Dagupan and Diocese of San Fernando)
1963.02.16Diocese of Lingayen–Dagupan was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lingayen–Dagupan (lost territory to establish Diocese of Cabanatuan and Diocese of Tarlac)
1963.02.16Diocese of Tarlac was established (from Diocese of Lingayen–Dagupan and Diocese of San Fernando)
1963.10.12Territorial Prelature of Isabela was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zamboanga)
1966.07.11Territorial Prelature of Davao was promoted as Diocese of Davao
1966.11.07Territorial Prelature of Bayombong was established (from Diocese of Tuguegarao)
1966.11.28Diocese of San Pablo was established (from Diocese of Lipa)
1967.03.20Diocese of Butuan was established (from Diocese of Surigao)
1967.07.31Diocese of Dipolog was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zamboanga)
1968.03.23Diocese of Maasin was established (from Diocese of Palo)
1968.03.23Diocese of Masbate was established (from Diocese of Sorsogon)
1969.04.25Territorial Prelature of Malaybalay was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro)
1970.01.19Diocese of San Fernando de La Union was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia)
1970.01.31Diocese of Ilagan was established (from Diocese of Tuguegarao and Territorial Prelature of Infanta)
1970.06.29Diocese of Davao was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Davao
1971.02.17Territorial Prelature of Iligan was established (from Territorial Prelature of Ozamis)
1971.02.17Territorial Prelature of Ozamis was promoted as Diocese of Ozamis (lost territory to establish Territorial Prelature of Iligan)
1971.11.12Diocese of Pagadian was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zamboanga)
1972.06.20Diocese of Lipa was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lipa
1974.05.27Diocese of Daet was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caceres)
1974.05.27Diocese of Virac was established (from Diocese of Legazpi)
1974.09.21Diocese of Tuguegarao was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
1974.12.05Diocese of Catarman was established (from Diocese of Borongan and Diocese of Calbayog)
1974.12.19Diocese of Romblon was established (from Diocese of Capiz and Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan)
1975.03.17Diocese of Balanga was established (from Diocese of San Fernando)
1975.03.17Diocese of San Fernando was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Fernando (lost territory to establish Diocese of Balanga)
1976.01.17Diocese of Capiz was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Capiz (lost territory to establish Diocese of Kalibo)
1976.01.17Diocese of Kalibo was established (from Diocese of Capiz)
1976.06.12Territorial Prelature of Cotabato was promoted as Diocese of Cotabato (lost territory to establish Territorial Prelature of Kidapawan)
1976.06.12Territorial Prelature of Kidapawan was established (from Territorial Prelature of Cotabato)
1976.11.20Territorial Prelature of Marawi was established (from Territorial Prelature of Iligan)
1977.04.02Diocese of Boac was established (from Diocese of Lucena)
1978.12.09Diocese of Tandag was established (from Diocese of Surigao)
1979.11.05Diocese of Cotabato was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cotabato
1979.11.05Diocese of Digos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Davao)
1979.12.24Territorial Prelature of Ipil was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zamboanga)
1980.10.11Territorial Prelature of Tagum was promoted as Diocese of Tagum
1982.11.15Territorial Prelature of Bangued was promoted as Diocese of Bangued
1982.11.15Territorial Prelature of Bayombong was promoted as Diocese of Bayombong
1982.11.15Territorial Prelature of Iba was promoted as Diocese of Iba
1982.11.15Territorial Prelature of Iligan was promoted as Diocese of Iligan
1982.11.15Territorial Prelature of Kidapawan was promoted as Diocese of Kidapawan
1982.11.15Territorial Prelature of Malaybalay was promoted as Diocese of Malaybalay
1982.11.15Territorial Prelature of Marbel was promoted as Diocese of Marbel
1982.11.15Diocese of Palo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Palo
1982.11.15Territorial Prelature of San Jose de Antique was promoted as Diocese of San Jose de Antique
1983.01.24Diocese of Ozamis was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ozamis
1983.01.27Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan)
1983.02.24Diocese of Antipolo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
1984.02.16Diocese of Mati was established (from Diocese of Tagum)
1984.02.16Diocese of San Jose de Nueva Ecija was established (from Diocese of Cabanatuan)
1984.04.09Diocese of Gumaca was established (from Diocese of Lucena)
1985.01.12Diocese of Alaminos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lingayen–Dagupan)
1985.01.12Diocese of Urdaneta was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lingayen–Dagupan)
1986.01.09Diocese of Talibon was established (from Diocese of Tagbilaran)
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Philippines was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Military Ordinariate of the Philippines
1987.03.30Diocese of Kabankalan was established (from Diocese of Bacolod)
1987.03.30Diocese of San Carlos was established (from Diocese of Bacolod and Diocese of Dumaguete)
1988.11.29Diocese of Naval was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Palo)
1989.12.09Territorial Prelature of Libmanan was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caceres)
1991Diocese of Gumaca lost territory to Diocese of Daet
1992.07.06Apostolic Vicariate of Mountain Provinces was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Baguio (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc–Lagawe and Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk)
1992.07.06Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc–Lagawe was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Mountain Provinces)
1992.07.06Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Mountain Provinces)
1995.01.01Territorial Prelature of Ipil lost territory to Diocese of Pagadian
2002.02.06Territorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Batanes
2002.03.27Apostolic Vicariate of Palawan was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay)
2002.03.27Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Palawan)
2002.12.07Diocese of Novaliches was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
2002.12.07Diocese of Parañaque was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
2003.06.28Diocese of Cubao was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
2003.06.28Diocese of Kalookan was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
2003.06.28Diocese of Pasig was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila)
2004.06.24Apostolic Vicariate of Baguio was promoted as Diocese of Baguio
2009.03.25Territorial Prelature of Libmanan was promoted as Diocese of Libmanan
2010.05.01Territorial Prelature of Ipil was promoted as Diocese of Ipil

as of 2019.05.21

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