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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
DateAscendingChange
1879.07.02Mission sui juris of Zambese was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Natal)
1915.03.09Mission sui juris of Zambese was promoted as Apostolic Prefecture of Zambese
1927.07.14Apostolic Prefecture of Zambese was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Salisbury (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Broken Hill)
1930.12.23Mission sui juris of Bulawayo was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Salisbury)
1931.03.03Apostolic Prefecture of Salisbury was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Salisbury
1932.07.13Mission sui juris of Bulawayo was promoted as Apostolic Prefecture of Bulawayo
1937.04.13Apostolic Prefecture of Bulawayo was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Bulawayo
1946.11.14Apostolic Prefecture of Fort Victoria was established
1950.06.24Apostolic Prefecture of Fort Victoria was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Fort Victoria
1953.02.02Apostolic Prefecture of Umtali was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Salisbury and Apostolic Vicariate of Fort Victoria)
1953.06.29Apostolic Prefecture of Wankie was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Bulawayo and Apostolic Vicariate of Salisbury)
1955.01.01Apostolic Vicariate of Bulawayo was promoted as Diocese of Bulawayo
1955.01.01Apostolic Vicariate of Fort Victoria was promoted as Diocese of Gwelo
1955.01.01Apostolic Vicariate of Salisbury was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Salisbury
1957.02.15Apostolic Prefecture of Umtali was promoted as Diocese of Umtali
1963.03.01Apostolic Prefecture of Wankie was promoted as Diocese of Wankie
1973.12.17Apostolic Prefecture of Sinoia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Salisbury)
1982.06.25Apostolic Prefecture of Sinoia was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Chinhoyi
1982.06.25Diocese of Gwelo was renamed as Diocese of Gweru
1982.06.25Metropolitan Archdiocese of Salisbury was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Harare
1982.06.25Diocese of Umtali was renamed as Diocese of Mutare
1985.10.28Apostolic Prefecture of Chinhoyi was promoted as Diocese of Chinhoyi
1988.04.08Diocese of Wankie was renamed as Diocese of Hwange
1991.06.17Diocese of Gokwe was established (from Diocese of Hwange)
1994.06.10Diocese of Bulawayo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bulawayo
1999.02.09Diocese of Masvingo was established (from Diocese of Gweru)

as of 2020.09.11

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