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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Venezuela

Venezuela
DateAscendingChange
1531.06.21Diocese of Coro was established (from Diocese of Santo Domingo)
1637.06.20Diocese of Caracas was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Coro)
1637.06.20Diocese of Coro was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Caracas)
1778.02.16Diocese of Mérida was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada and Diocese of Caracas)
1790.05.20Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana was established (from Diocese of Puerto Rico)
1803.11.27Diocese of Caracas was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas
1863.03.07Diocese of Barquisimeto was established (from Diocese of Mérida)
1863.03.07Diocese of Calabozo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas and Diocese of Mérida)
1867.08.14Diocese of Barquisimeto was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Coro y Barquisimeto)
1867.08.14Diocese of Coro y Barquisimeto was restored (from the suppressed Diocese of Barquisimeto)
1869.10.22Diocese of Barquisimeto was restored (from the suppressed Diocese of Coro y Barquisimeto)
1869.10.22Diocese of Coro y Barquisimeto was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Barquisimeto)
1897.07.28Diocese of Zulia was established (from Diocese of Mérida)
1922.03.04Apostolic Vicariate of Caroní was established (from Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana)
1922.10.12Diocese of Coro was restored (from Diocese of Barquisimeto)
1922.10.12Diocese of Cumaná was established (from Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana)
1922.10.12Diocese of San Cristóbal de Venezuela was established (from Diocese of Mérida)
1922.10.12Diocese of Valencia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas)
1923.06.11Diocese of Mérida was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mérida
1932.02.05Apostolic Prefecture of Alto Orinoco was established (from Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana)
1943.05.26Apostolic Vicariate of Machiques was established (from Diocese of Zulia)
1953.01.02Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana was renamed as Diocese of Ciudad Bolívar
1953.01.02Diocese of Zulia was renamed as Diocese of Maracaibo
1953.05.07Apostolic Prefecture of Alto Orinoco was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Ayacucho
1954.06.07Diocese of Barcelona was established (from Diocese of Ciudad Bolívar)
1954.06.07Diocese of Guanare was established (from Diocese of Barquisimeto and Diocese of Calabozo)
1954.06.07Territorial Prelature of San Fernando de Apure was established (from Diocese of Calabozo and Diocese of San Cristóbal de Venezuela)
1954.07.30Apostolic Vicariate of Tucupita was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Caroní)
1957.06.04Diocese of Trujillo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mérida)
1958.05.24Diocese of Maturín was established (from Diocese of Ciudad Bolívar)
1958.06.21Diocese of Ciudad Bolívar was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar
1958.06.21Diocese of Maracay was established (from Diocese of Calabozo and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas)
1965.07.23Diocese of Barinas was established (from Diocese of Calabozo and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mérida)
1965.07.23Diocese of Cabimas was established (from Diocese of Maracaibo)
1965.07.23Diocese of Los Teques was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas)
1966.04.30Diocese of Barquisimeto was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Barquisimeto
1966.04.30Diocese of Maracaibo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maracaibo
1966.10.07Diocese of San Felipe was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Barquisimeto and Diocese of Valencia)
1969.07.18Diocese of Margarita was established (from Diocese of Cumaná)
1970.04.15Diocese of La Guaira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas)
1972.05.16Diocese of San Carlos de Venezuela was established (from Diocese of Valencia)
1974.11.12Territorial Prelature of San Fernando de Apure was promoted as Diocese of San Fernando de Apure
1974.11.12Diocese of Valencia was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Valencia
1979.08.20Diocese of Ciudad Guayana was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar)
1988.03.25Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar lost territory to Diocese of Ciudad Guayana
1990.02.19Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela (Greek-Melkite Rite) was established
1992.05.16Diocese of Cumaná was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cumaná
1992.07.25Diocese of Carora was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Barquisimeto)
1992.07.25Diocese of Valle de la Pascua was established (from Diocese of Calabozo)
1994.07.05Diocese of Puerto Cabello was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Valencia)
1994.07.07Diocese of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maracaibo, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mérida and Diocese of Cabimas)
1995.06.17Diocese of Calabozo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Calabozo
1995.10.31Military Ordinariate of Ordinariato Militar de Venezuela was established
1996.11.30Diocese of Guarenas was established (from Diocese of Los Teques)
1997.07.12Diocese of Punto Fijo was established (from Diocese of Coro)
1998.11.23Diocese of Coro was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Coro
2000.04.04Diocese of Carúpano was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cumaná)
2001.06.22Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela (Syriac Rite) was established
2002.12.27Diocese of Acarigua–Araure was established (from Diocese of Guanare)
2011.04.09Apostolic Vicariate of Machiques was promoted as Diocese of Machiques
2015.12.03Diocese of Guasdualito was established (from Diocese of Barinas and Diocese of San Fernando de Apure)
2018.05.31Diocese of El Tigre was established (from Diocese of Barcelona)

as of 2019.11.23

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