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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Portugal

Portugal
DateAscendingChange
300Diocese of Elbora was established
300Diocese of Salácia was established
306Diocese of Ossonoba was established
314Diocese of Betecas was established
350Diocese of Aquae Flaviae was established
350Diocese of Olisipo was established
350Diocese of Salácia was suppressed
380Diocese of Braga was established
400Diocese of Betecas was suppressed
400Diocese of Coinimbriga was established (from Diocese of Olisipo)
440Diocese of Braga was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga
468Diocese of Coinimbriga was renamed as Diocese of Aeminium
500Diocese of Pax Iulia was established
558Diocese of Dume was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga)
561Diocese of Viseu was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga)
569Diocese of Caliábria was established (from Diocese of Viseu)
569Diocese of Egitânia was established (from Diocese of Viseu)
569Diocese of Lamego was established (from Diocese of Viseu)
569Diocese of Magnetum was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga)
585Diocese of Magnetum was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Portucale)
585Diocese of Portucale was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Magnetum)
688Diocese of Ossonoba was suppressed
693Diocese of Caliábria was suppressed
711Diocese of Aquae Flaviae was suppressed
712Diocese of Aeminium was renamed as Diocese of Colimbria
714Diocese of Elbora was suppressed
714Diocese of Lamego was suppressed
715Diocese of Egitânia was suppressed
715Diocese of Pax Iulia was suppressed
716Diocese of Olisipo was suppressed
716Diocese of Portucale was suppressed
718Diocese of Viseu was suppressed
875Diocese of Viseu was restored
880Diocese of Lamego was restored
881Diocese of Portucale was restored
1000Diocese of Viseu was suppressed
1020Diocese of Viseu was restored
1064Diocese of Colimbria was renamed as Diocese of Coimbra
1091Diocese of Portucale was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga)
1113Diocese of Porto was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga)
1114Diocese of Dume was suppressed (to Diocese of San Martiño de Mondoñedo–Dume)
1147Diocese of Lisboa was restored
1165Diocese of Évora was restored
1189Diocese of Silves was restored
1191Diocese of Silves was suppressed
1199Diocese of Guarda was restored
1251Diocese of Silves was restored
1256.04.27Diocese of Coimbra exchanged territory with Diocese of Guarda
1256.04.27Diocese of Guarda exchanged territory with Diocese of Coimbra and Diocese of Viseu
1256.04.27Diocese of Viseu exchanged territory with Diocese of Guarda
1393.11.10Diocese of Lisboa was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lisboa
1403.07.04Diocese of Guarda lost territory to Diocese of Lamego
1514.06.12Diocese of Funchal was established (from Diocese of Marruecos)
1533.01.31Diocese of Funchal was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Funchal (lost territory to establish Diocese of Goa and Diocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde)
1534.11.03Diocese of Angra was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Funchal)
1540.09.24Diocese of Évora was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Évora
1545.05.22Diocese of Leiria was established (from Diocese of Coimbra)
1545.05.22Diocese of Miranda was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga and Diocese of Astorga)
1549.08.21Diocese of Portalegre was established (from Diocese of Guarda)
1551.07.03Metropolitan Archdiocese of Funchal was demoted as Diocese of Funchal
1570.06.09Diocese of Elvas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Évora, Diocese of Badajoz and Diocese of Ceuta)
1577.03.30Diocese of Silves was renamed as Diocese of Faro
1585Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lisboa lost territory to Diocese of Leiria
1614.10.09Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lisboa lost territory to Diocese of Leiria
1716.11.07Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lisboa was promoted as Patriarchal See of Lisboa Ocidental
1718.01.03Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lisboa Oriental was established (from Patriarchal See of Lisboa Ocidental)
1740.12.13Patriarchal See of Lisboa Ocidental was renamed as Patriarchal See of Lisboa (gained territory from the suppressed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lisboa Oriental)
1740.12.13Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lisboa Oriental was suppressed (to Patriarchal See of Lisboa)
1770.06.01Diocese of Penafiel was established (from Diocese of Porto)
1770.07.10Diocese of Beja was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Évora)
1770.07.10Diocese of Bragança was established (from Diocese of Miranda)
1770.07.10Diocese of Pinhel was established (from Diocese of Lamego and Diocese of Viseu)
1771.06.07Diocese of Castelo Branco was established (from Diocese of Guarda)
1773.09.10Diocese of Pinhel lost territory to Diocese of Lamego
1774.04.12Diocese of Aveiro was established (from Diocese of Coimbra)
1778.11.11Diocese of Penafiel was suppressed (to Diocese of Porto)
1780.09.27Diocese of Bragança was renamed as Diocese of Bragança e Miranda (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Miranda)
1780.09.27Diocese of Miranda was suppressed (to Diocese of Bragança e Miranda)
1881.09.30Diocese of Aveiro was suppressed (to Diocese of Coimbra, Diocese of Porto and Diocese of Viseu)
1881.09.30Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga lost territory to Diocese of Bragança e Miranda and Diocese of Porto
1881.09.30Diocese of Castelo Branco was suppressed (to Diocese of Guarda and Diocese of Portalegre)
1881.09.30Diocese of Coimbra lost territory to Diocese of Guarda
1881.09.30Diocese of Elvas was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Évora and Diocese of Portalegre)
1881.09.30Diocese of Lamego lost territory to Diocese of Porto
1881.09.30Diocese of Leiria was suppressed (to Patriarchal See of Lisboa and Diocese of Coimbra)
1881.09.30Diocese of Pinhel was suppressed (to Diocese of Guarda)
1918.01.17Diocese of Leiria was restored (from Patriarchal See of Lisboa and Diocese of Coimbra)
1922.04.20Diocese of Vila Real was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga, Diocese of Bragança e Miranda and Diocese of Lamego)
1938.08.24Diocese of Aveiro was restored (from Diocese of Coimbra, Diocese of Porto and Diocese of Viseu)
1956.07.18Diocese of Portalegre was renamed as Diocese of Portalegre–Castelo Branco
1957.03.25Patriarchal See of Lisboa lost territory to Diocese of Leiria
1966.05.29Military Vicariate of Portugal was established
1969Titular Episcopal See of Aquæ flaviæ was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Caliábria was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Dume was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Elvas was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Magnetum was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Penafiel was restored
1969Titular Episcopal See of Pinhel was restored
1975.07.16Diocese of Santarém was established (from Patriarchal See of Lisboa)
1975.07.16Diocese of Setúbal was established (from Patriarchal See of Lisboa, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Évora and Diocese of Beja)
1977.11.03Diocese of Viana do Castelo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Braga)
1984.05.13Diocese of Leiria was renamed as Diocese of Leiria–Fátima
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Portugal was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Ordinariato Castrense de Portugal
1996.05.27Diocese of Bragança e Miranda was renamed as Diocese of Bragança–Miranda

as of 2021.09.24

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