Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Venezuela

Venezuela
DateAscendingChange
1531.06.21Diocese of Coro was established (from Diocese of Santo Domingo and became suffragan of Sevilla)
1637.06.20Diocese of Caracas was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Coro and became suffragan of Santo Domingo)
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 and became suffragan of Santafé en Nueva Granada)
1790.05.20Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana was established (from Diocese of Puerto Rico and became suffragan of Santo Domingo)
1803.11.24Diocese of Caracas was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas (with suffragan sees Mérida and Santo Tomás de Guayana)
1863.03.07Diocese of Barquisimeto was established (from Diocese of Mérida and became suffragan of Caracas)
1863.03.07Diocese of Calabozo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas and Diocese of Mérida and became suffragan of Caracas)
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 and became suffragan of Caracas)
1869.10.22Diocese of Barquisimeto was restored (from the suppressed Diocese of Coro y Barquisimeto and became suffragan of Caracas)
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 and became suffragan of Caracas)
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 and became suffragan of Caracas)
1922.10.12Diocese of Cumaná was established (from Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana and became suffragan of Caracas)
1922.10.12Diocese of San Cristóbal de Venezuela was established (from Diocese of Mérida and became suffragan of Caracas)
1922.10.12Diocese of Valencia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas and became suffragan of Caracas)
1923.06.11Diocese of Mérida was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mérida (with suffragan see San Cristóbal de Venezuela)
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 and became suffragan of Caracas)
1954.06.07Diocese of Guanare was established (from Diocese of Barquisimeto and Diocese of Calabozo and became suffragan of Caracas)
1954.06.07Territorial Prelature of San Fernando de Apure was established (from Diocese of Calabozo and Diocese of San Cristóbal de Venezuela and became suffragan of Caracas)
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 and became suffragan of Mérida)
1958.05.24Diocese of Maturín was established (from Diocese of Ciudad Bolívar and became suffragan of Caracas)
1958.06.21Diocese of Ciudad Bolívar was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar (with suffragan sees Barcelona, Cumaná and Maturín)
1958.06.21Diocese of Maracay was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas and Diocese of Calabozo and became suffragan of Caracas)
1965.07.23Diocese of Barinas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mérida and Diocese of Calabozo and became suffragan of Mérida)
1965.07.23Diocese of Cabimas was established (from Diocese of Maracaibo and became suffragan of Mérida)
1965.07.23Diocese of Los Teques was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas and became suffragan of Caracas)
1966.04.30Diocese of Barquisimeto was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Barquisimeto (with suffragan see Guanare)
1966.04.30Diocese of Maracaibo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maracaibo (with suffragan see Cabimas)
1966.10.07Diocese of San Felipe was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Barquisimeto and Diocese of Valencia and became suffragan of Barquisimeto)
1969.07.18Diocese of Margarita was established (from Diocese of Cumaná and became suffragan of Ciudad Bolívar)
1970.04.15Diocese of La Guaira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas and became suffragan of Caracas)
1972.05.16Diocese of San Carlos de Venezuela was established (from Diocese of Valencia and became suffragan of Caracas)
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 (with suffragan sees Maracay and San Carlos de Venezuela)
1979.08.20Diocese of Ciudad Guayana was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar and became suffragan 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 (with suffragan sees Barcelona and Margarita)
1992.07.25Diocese of Carora was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Barquisimeto and became suffragan of Barquisimeto)
1992.07.25Diocese of Valle de la Pascua was established (from Diocese of Calabozo and became suffragan of Caracas)
1994.07.05Diocese of Puerto Cabello was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Valencia and became suffragan 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 and became suffragan of Maracaibo)
1995.06.17Diocese of Calabozo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Calabozo (with suffragan sees San Fernando de Apure and Valle de la Pascua)
1995.10.31Military Ordinariate of Ordinariato Militar de Venezuela was established
1996.11.30Diocese of Guarenas was established (from Diocese of Los Teques and became suffragan of Caracas)
1997.07.12Diocese of Punto Fijo was established (from Diocese of Coro and became suffragan of Maracaibo)
1998.11.23Diocese of Coro was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Coro (with suffragan see Punto Fijo)
2000.04.04Diocese of Carúpano was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cumaná and became suffragan of Cumaná)
2001.06.22Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela (Syriac Rite) was established
2002.12.27Diocese of Acarigua–Araure was established (from Diocese of Guanare and became suffragan of Barquisimeto)
2011.04.09Apostolic Vicariate of Machiques was promoted as Diocese of Machiques (became suffragan of Maracaibo)
2015.12.03Diocese of Guasdualito was established (from Diocese of Barinas and Diocese of San Fernando de Apure and became suffragan of Mérida)
2018.05.31Diocese of El Tigre was established (from Diocese of Barcelona and became suffragan of Cumaná)
2021.11.16Diocese of Petare was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas and became suffragan of Caracas)

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