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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic
DateAscendingChange
1504.11.15Diocese of Bayuna was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sevilla)
1504.11.15Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hyaguata was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sevilla)
1504.11.15Diocese of Magua was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sevilla)
1511.08.08Diocese of Bayuna was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Concepción de la Vega)
1511.08.08Diocese of Concepción de la Vega was established (from the suppressed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hyaguata, Diocese of Bayuna and Diocese of Magua)
1511.08.08Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hyaguata was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Santo Domingo and Diocese of Concepción de la Vega)
1511.08.08Diocese of Magua was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Santo Domingo and Diocese of Concepción de la Vega)
1511.08.08Diocese of Santo Domingo was established (from the suppressed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hyaguata and Diocese of Magua)
1527Diocese of Concepción de la Vega was suppressed (to Diocese of Santo Domingo)
1546.02.12Diocese of Santo Domingo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo
1803.11.24Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo was suppressed
1816.11.16Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo was restored
1848Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo was demoted as Archdiocese of Santo Domingo
1953.09.25Diocese of La Vega was restored (from Archdiocese of Santo Domingo)
1953.09.25Territorial Prelature of San Juan de la Maguana was established (from Archdiocese of Santo Domingo)
1953.09.25Diocese of Santiago de los Caballeros was established (from Archdiocese of Santo Domingo)
1953.09.25Archdiocese of Santo Domingo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo (lost territory to establish Diocese of Santiago de los Caballeros, Diocese of La Vega and Territorial Prelature of San Juan de la Maguana)
1958.01.23Military Vicariate of Dominican Republic was established
1959.04.01Diocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo)
1969.11.19Territorial Prelature of San Juan de la Maguana was promoted as Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana
1976.04.24Diocese of Barahona was established (from Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana)
1978.01.16Diocese of Mao–Monte Cristi was established (from Diocese of Santiago de los Caballeros)
1978.01.16Diocese of San Francisco de Macorís was established (from Diocese of Santiago de los Caballeros and Diocese of La Vega)
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Dominican Republic was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Military Ordinariate of Dominican Republic
1986.11.08Diocese of Baní was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo)
1994.02.14Diocese of Santiago de los Caballeros was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros
1996.12.16Diocese of Puerto Plata was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros)
1997.02.01Diocese of San Pedro de Macorís was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo and Diocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey)

as of 2021.10.27

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