Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Paraguay

Paraguay
DateAscendingChange
1547.07.01Diocese of Paraguay was established (from Diocese of Cusco and became suffragan of Lima)
1925.02.12Apostolic Prefecture of Pilcomayo was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Chaco)
1929.05.01Diocese of Paraguay was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Asunción (with suffragan sees Concepción y Chaco and Villarrica and lost territory to establish Diocese of Concepción y Chaco and Diocese of Villarrica)
1929.05.01Diocese of Concepción y Chaco was established (from Diocese of Paraguay and Apostolic Prefecture of Pilcomayo and became suffragan of Asunción)
1929.05.01Diocese of Villarrica was established (from Diocese of Paraguay and became suffragan of Asunción)
1948.03.11Apostolic Vicariate of Chaco Paraguayo was established (from Diocese of Concepción y Chaco)
1949.07.16Diocese of Concepción y Chaco was renamed as Diocese of Concepción
1950.07.14Apostolic Prefecture of Pilcomayo was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Pilcomayo
1957.01.19Diocese of San Juan Bautista was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Asunción and Diocese of Villarrica and became suffragan of Asunción)
1957.01.21Territorial Prelature of Encarnación y Alto Paraná was established (from Diocese of Concepción and Diocese of Villarrica and became suffragan of Asunción)
1960.08.02Territorial Prelature of Caacupé was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Asunción and Diocese of Concepción and became suffragan of Asunción)
1961.09.10Territorial Prelature of Coronel Oviedo was established (from Diocese of Concepción and became suffragan of Asunción)
1961.12.20Military Vicariate of Paraguay was established
1967.03.29Territorial Prelature of Caacupé was promoted as Diocese of Caacupé
1968.03.25Territorial Prelature of Alto Paraná was established (from Territorial Prelature of Encarnación y Alto Paraná and became suffragan of Asunción)
1968.03.25Territorial Prelature of Encarnación y Alto Paraná was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Encarnación (lost territory to establish Territorial Prelature of Alto Paraná)
1976.03.06Territorial Prelature of Coronel Oviedo was promoted as Diocese of Coronel Oviedo
1978.06.05Diocese of Carapeguá was established (from Diocese of Villarrica and became suffragan of Asunción)
1978.06.05Diocese of San Pedro was established (from Diocese of Concepción and became suffragan of Asunción)
1980.06.28Diocese of Benjamín Aceval was established (from Diocese of Concepción and Apostolic Vicariate of Pilcomayo and became suffragan of Asunción)
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Paraguay was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Obispado de las Fuerzas Armadas y la Policia Nacional del Paraguay
1990.01.13Diocese of Villarrica was renamed as Diocese of Villarrica
1990.04.19Territorial Prelature of Encarnación was promoted as Diocese of Encarnación
1993.07.10Territorial Prelature of Alto Paraná was promoted as Diocese of Alto Paraná
2000.05.18Diocese of San Lorenzo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Asunción and became suffragan of Asunción)
2001.02.03Diocese of Alto Paraná was renamed as Diocese of Ciudad del Este

Last updated on 2023.01.18

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