Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Brazil

Brazil
DateAscendingChange
1551.02.25Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Funchal and became suffragan of Funchal)
1575.07.19Territorial Prelature of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro was established (from Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos and became suffragan of Lisboa)
1611.08.12Apostolic Vicariate of Pernambuco was established (from Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos)
1614.07.05Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos lost territory to Apostolic Vicariate of Pernambuco
1624.07.06Apostolic Vicariate of Pernambuco lost territory to Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos
1676.11.16Apostolic Vicariate of Pernambuco was promoted as Diocese of Olinda (became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1676.11.16Diocese of São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia (with suffragan sees Olinda, São Paulo de Loanda, São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and Tomé)
1676.11.16Territorial Prelature of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro was promoted as Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1677.08.30Diocese of São Luís do Maranhão was established (from Diocese of Olinda and became suffragan of Lisboa)
1720.03.04Diocese of Belém do Pará was established (from Diocese of São Luís do Maranhão and became suffragan of Lisboa Ocidental)
1745.12.06Territorial Prelature of Cuiabá was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1745.12.06Territorial Prelature of Goiás was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1745.12.06Diocese of Mariana was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1745.12.06Diocese of São Paulo was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1826.07.15Territorial Prelature of Cuiabá was promoted as Diocese of Cuiabá
1826.07.15Territorial Prelature of Goiás was promoted as Diocese of Goiás
1848.05.07Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1854.06.06Diocese of Ceará was established (from Diocese of Olinda and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1854.06.06Diocese of Diamantina was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia, Diocese of Mariana and Diocese of Olinda and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1892.04.27Diocese of Amazonas was established (from Diocese of Belém do Pará and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1892.04.27Diocese of Curitiba was established (from Diocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1892.04.27Diocese of Niterói was established (from Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1892.04.27Diocese of Paraíba was established (from Diocese of Olinda and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1892.04.27Diocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro (with suffragan sees Cuiabá, Curitiba, Diamantina, Goiás, Mariana, Niterói, São Paulo and São Pedro do Rio Grande and lost territory to establish Diocese of Niterói)
1895.11.15Diocese of Espírito Santo was established (from Diocese of Niterói and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1897.07.06Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro lost territory to Diocese of Mariana and Diocese of Niterói
1900.07.02Diocese of Alagôas was established (from Diocese of Olinda and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1900.08.04Diocese of Pouso Alegre was established (from Diocese of Mariana and Diocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1902.02.20Diocese of Piaui was established (from Diocese of São Luís do Maranhão and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1903.09.21Territorial Prelature of Santarém was established (from Diocese of Belém do Pará and without ecclesiastical province)
1906.05.01Diocese of Belém do Pará was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará (with suffragan sees Amazonas, Piaui, São Luís do Maranhão and Santarém)
1906.05.01Diocese of Mariana was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana (with suffragan sees Goiás and Pouso Alegre)
1907.08.15Abbacy nullius of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and Diocese of Amazonas and without ecclesiastical province)
1907.09.08Diocese of Campanha was established (from Diocese of Pouso Alegre and Diocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of Mariana)
1907.09.29Diocese of Uberaba was established (from Diocese of Diamantina and Diocese of Goiás and became suffragan of Mariana)
1908.03.19Diocese of Santa Catarina was established (from Diocese of Curitiba and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1908.06.07Diocese of Botucatu was established (from Diocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1908.06.07Diocese of Campinas was established (from Diocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1908.06.07Diocese of Ribeirão Preto was established (from Diocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1908.06.07Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal was established (from Diocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1908.06.07Diocese of São Paulo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo (with suffragan sees Botucatu, Campinas, Ribeirão Preto, São Carlos do Pinhal and Taubaté and lost territory to establish Diocese of Botucatu, Diocese of Campinas, Diocese of Ribeirão Preto, Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal and Diocese of Taubaté)
1908.06.07Diocese of Taubaté was established (from Diocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1909.12.29Diocese of Natal was established (from Diocese of Paraíba and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1910.01.03Diocese of Aracaju was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1910.03.10Diocese of Corumbá was established (from Diocese of Cuiabá and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1910.03.10Diocese of Cuiabá was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá (with suffragan see Corumbá and lost territory to establish Diocese of Corumbá)
1910.04.05Diocese of São Luiz de Cáceres was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1910.05.23Apostolic Prefecture of Alto Solimões was established (from Diocese of Amazonas)
1910.05.23Apostolic Prefecture of Tefé was established (from Diocese of Amazonas)
1910.08.15Diocese of Pelotas was established (from Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1910.08.15Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre (with suffragan sees Pelotas, Santa Catarina, Santa Maria and Uruguaiana and lost territory to establish Diocese of Pelotas, Diocese of Santa Maria and Diocese of Uruguaiana)
1910.08.15Diocese of Santa Maria was established (from Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1910.08.15Diocese of Uruguaiana was established (from Diocese of São Pedro do Rio Grande and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1910.10.19Apostolic Prefecture of Rio Negro was established (from Diocese of Amazonas)
1910.12.05Diocese of Floresta was established (from Diocese of Olinda and became suffragan of Olinda)
1910.12.05Diocese of Olinda was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda (with suffragan sees Ceará, Floresta, Natal and Paraíba and lost territory to establish Diocese of Floresta)
1910.12.10Diocese of Montes Claros was established (from Diocese of Diamantina and became suffragan of Mariana)
1911.07.18Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1913.08.25Diocese of Araçuaí was established (from Diocese of Diamantina and became suffragan of Mariana)
1913.10.20Diocese of Barra was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1913.10.20Diocese of Caetité was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1913.10.20Diocese of Ilhéus was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1914.02.06Diocese of Cajazeiras was established (from Diocese of Paraíba and became suffragan of Paraíba)
1914.02.06Diocese of Paraíba was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paraíba (with suffragan sees Cajazeiras and Natal and lost territory to establish Diocese of Cajazeiras)
1914.04.02Diocese of Uberaba lost territory to Diocese of Montes Claros
1914.05.12Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1914.10.20Diocese of Crato was established (from Diocese of Ceará and became suffragan of Olinda)
1915.11.10Diocese of Ceará was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza (with suffragan sees Crato and Sobral and lost territory to establish Diocese of Sobral)
1915.11.10Diocese of Sobral was established (from Diocese of Ceará and became suffragan of Fortaleza)
1915.12.15Diocese of Caratinga was established (from Diocese of Amazonas and became suffragan of Mariana)
1915.12.20Diocese of Porto Nacional was established (from Diocese of Goiás and became suffragan of Mariana)
1916.02.03Diocese of Guaxupé was established (from Diocese of Pouso Alegre and became suffragan of Mariana)
1916.04.03Diocese of Penedo was established (from Diocese of Alagôas and became suffragan of Olinda)
1917.06.28Diocese of Diamantina was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina (with suffragan sees Araçuaí and Montes Claros)
1917.08.25Diocese of Alagôas was renamed as Diocese of Maceió
1918.07.18Diocese of Aterrado was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana and Diocese of Uberaba and became suffragan of Mariana)
1918.07.26Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife
1918.08.02Diocese of Floresta was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Pesqueira)
1918.08.02Diocese of Garanhuns was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife and became suffragan of Olinda e Recife)
1918.08.02Diocese of Nazaré was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife and became suffragan of Olinda e Recife)
1918.08.02Diocese of Pesqueira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife, from the suppressed Diocese of Floresta and became suffragan of Olinda e Recife)
1919.10.04Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus was established (from Diocese of Amazonas and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1920.02.13Diocese of Maceió was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maceió (with suffragan sees Aracaju and Penedo)
1920.06.18Territorial Prelature of Bom Jesus do Piauí was established (from Diocese of Piaui and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1921.02.11Diocese of Belo Horizonte was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana and became suffragan of Mariana)
1921.05.27Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre exchanged territory with Diocese of Santa Maria
1921.05.27Diocese of Santa Maria exchanged territory with Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre and Diocese of Uruguaiana
1921.05.27Diocese of Uruguaiana exchanged territory with Diocese of Santa Maria
1921.12.02Diocese of São Luís do Maranhão was promoted as Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão
1922.02.10Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú was established (from Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1922.02.10Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão (with suffragan sees Piaui, Bom Jesus do Piauí and São José do Grajaú and lost territory to establish Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú)
1922.12.04Diocese of Barra do Piraí was established (from Diocese of Niterói and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1922.12.04Diocese of Campos was established (from Diocese of Niterói and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1923.11.30Diocese of Petrolina was established (from Diocese of Pesqueira and became suffragan of Olinda e Recife)
1924.02.01Diocese of Belo Horizonte was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte (with suffragan sees Aterrado and Uberaba)
1924.02.01Diocese of Juiz de Fora was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana and became suffragan of Mariana)
1924.07.04Territorial Prelature of Bananal was established (from Diocese of Porto Nacional and became suffragan of Mariana)
1924.07.04Diocese of Santos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo, Diocese of Botucatu and Diocese of Taubaté and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1924.07.04Diocese of Sorocaba was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo, Diocese of Botucatu and Diocese of Taubaté and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1924.07.25Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins was established (from Diocese of Goiás and became suffragan of Mariana)
1925.03.27Diocese of Valença was established (from Diocese of Barra do Piraí and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1925.05.01Territorial Prelature of Lábrea was established (from Diocese of Amazonas and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1925.05.01Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho was established (from Diocese of Amazonas and Diocese of São Luiz de Cáceres and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1925.05.01Apostolic Prefecture of Rio Negro was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Rio Negro (became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1925.07.24Diocese of Bragança Paulista was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and Diocese of Campinas and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1926.05.10Diocese of Curitiba was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Curitiba (with suffragan sees Jacarezinho, Ponta Grossa and Foz do Iguaçu and lost territory to establish Diocese of Jacarezinho, Diocese of Ponta Grossa and Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu)
1926.05.10Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu was established (from Diocese of Curitiba and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1926.05.10Diocese of Jacarezinho was established (from Diocese of Curitiba and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1926.05.10Diocese of Ponta Grossa was established (from Diocese of Curitiba and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1926.06.21Diocese of Cafelândia was established (from Diocese of Botucatu and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1926.12.10Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus was renamed as Territorial Prelature of São Peregrino Laziosi no Alto Acre e Alto Purus
1927.01.17Diocese of Santa Catarina was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florianópolis (with suffragan sees Joinville and Lages and lost territory to establish Diocese of Joinville and Diocese of Lages)
1927.01.17Diocese of Joinville was established (from Diocese of Santa Catarina and became suffragan of Florianópolis)
1927.01.17Diocese of Lages was established (from Diocese of Santa Catarina and became suffragan of Florianópolis)
1928.04.14Territorial Prelature of Gurupi was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1928.04.14Territorial Prelature of Marajó was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1928.11.30Diocese of Assis was established (from Diocese of Botucatu and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1929.01.25Diocese of Jaboticabal was established (from Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1929.01.25Diocese of Rio Preto was established (from Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1929.03.01Territorial Prelature of Guajará-Mirim was established (from Diocese of São Luiz de Cáceres and Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1929.03.01Territorial Prelature of Paracatu was established (from Diocese of Montes Claros and Diocese of Uberaba and became suffragan of Diamantina)
1929.03.22Territorial Prelature of Diamantino was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1929.06.21Territorial Prelature of Jataí was established (from Diocese of Goiás and became suffragan of Mariana)
1931.05.22Territorial Prelature of Juruá was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Tefé and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1932.11.18Diocese of Goiás was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás (with suffragan sees Porto Nacional, Bananal, Jataí and São José de Alto Tocantins)
1933.04.06Diocese of Bonfim was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1933.12.09Territorial Prelature of Palmas was established (from Diocese of Lages and Diocese of Ponta Grossa and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1934.02.03Territorial Prelature of Gurupi was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Guamá
1934.04.21Abbacy nullius of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Administration of Rio Branco)
1934.04.21Apostolic Administration of Rio Branco was established (from the suppressed Abbacy nullius of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro)
1934.07.28Diocese of Mossoró was established (from Diocese of Natal and became suffragan of Paraíba)
1934.08.16Territorial Prelature of Xingu was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará, Territorial Prelature of Santarém and Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1934.09.08Diocese of Caxias was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1934.09.08Territorial Prelature of Vacaria was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1937.02.13Diocese of Santa Maria lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre
1937.07.31Diocese of Lorena was established (from Diocese of Taubaté and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1938.05.07Diocese of Limoeiro do Norte was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza and became suffragan of Fortaleza)
1939.07.22Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1939.07.22Territorial Prelature of Pinheiro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão and Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1939.11.25Diocese of Caicó was established (from Diocese of Natal and became suffragan of Paraíba)
1940.07.13Territorial Prelature of Chapada was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá, Diocese of Corumbá and Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1941.05.10Diocese of Amargosa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1941.12.20Diocese of Oliveira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte and became suffragan of Belo Horizonte)
1942.03.08Diocese of Leopoldina was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana and Diocese of Juiz de Fora and became suffragan of Mariana)
1944.02.26Diocese of Piracicaba was established (from Diocese of Campinas and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1944.08.30Apostolic Administration of Rio Branco was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Rio Branco (became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1944.12.16Diocese of Oeiras was established (from Diocese of Piaui and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1944.12.16Diocese of Parnaíba was established (from Diocese of Piaui and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1944.12.16Diocese of Piaui was renamed as Diocese of Teresina (lost territory to establish Diocese of Oeiras and Diocese of Parnaíba)
1946.04.13Diocese of Petrópolis was established (from Diocese of Barra do Piraí and Diocese of Niterói and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1948.05.19Territorial Abbacy of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro was restored (from Territorial Prelature of Rio Branco)
1948.08.07Diocese of Caruaru was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife and became suffragan of Olinda e Recife)
1949.02.01Territorial Prelature of Macapá was established (from Territorial Prelature of Santarém and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1949.05.14Diocese of Campina Grande was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paraíba and became suffragan of Paraíba)
1950.05.27Diocese of Cafelândia was renamed as Diocese of Lins
1950.08.11Apostolic Prefecture of Alto Solimões was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Alto Solimões (became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1950.08.11Apostolic Prefecture of Tefé was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Tefé (became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1950.11.06Military Vicariate of Brazil was established
1951.03.10Diocese of Passo Fundo was established (from Diocese of Santa Maria and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1951.11.14Ordinariate of Ordinariato para os Fiéis de Ritos Orientais no Brasil (Eastern Rite) was established
1952.02.16Diocese of Amazonas was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus (with suffragan sees Guajará-Mirim, Juruá, Lábrea, Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Rio Negro, São Peregrino Laziosi no Alto Acre e Alto Purus and Tefé)
1952.02.16Diocese of Marília was established (from Diocese of Lins and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1952.02.16Diocese of Natal was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Natal (with suffragan sees Caicó and Mossoró)
1952.08.09Diocese of Teresina was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Teresina (with suffragan sees Oeiras, Parnaíba and Bom Jesus do Piauí)
1952.11.29Territorial Prelature of Cametá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1954.07.18Diocese of Santo André was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1954.12.20Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas was established (from Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1954.12.20Territorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis was established (from Diocese of Porto Nacional and became suffragan of Goiás)
1954.12.28Diocese of Tubarão was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florianópolis and became suffragan of Florianópolis)
1955.04.05Diocese of Patos de Minas was established (from Diocese of Uberaba and became suffragan of Belo Horizonte)
1955.07.12Territorial Prelature of Parintins was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus and became suffragan of Manaus)
1955.07.16Diocese of Sete Lagoas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina and became suffragan of Belo Horizonte)
1956.02.01Diocese of Governador Valadares was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina, Diocese of Araçuaí and Diocese of Caratinga and became suffragan of Mariana)
1956.02.01Diocese of Londrina was established (from Diocese of Jacarezinho and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1956.02.01Diocese of Maringá was established (from Diocese of Jacarezinho and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1956.03.26Territorial Prelature of Bananal was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia (gained territory from Diocese of Porto Nacional, gained territory from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins, lost territory to Diocese of Goiás and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1956.03.26Territorial Prelature of Formosa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás, from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1956.03.26Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás was demoted as Diocese of Goiás (gained territory from Territorial Prelature of Bananal, lost territory to establish Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia, Diocese of Uruaçu and Territorial Prelature of Formosa and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1956.03.26Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás and with suffragan sees Goiás, Jataí, Porto Nacional, Uruaçu, Cristalândia, Formosa and Tocantinópolis)
1956.03.26Territorial Prelature of Jataí was promoted as Diocese of Jataí (became suffragan of Goiânia)
1956.03.26Diocese of Porto Nacional lost territory to Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia
1956.03.26Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins was suppressed (to Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia and to establish Diocese of Uruaçu and Territorial Prelature of Formosa)
1956.03.26Diocese of Uruaçu was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiás, from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of São José de Alto Tocantins and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1956.07.02Diocese of Afogados da Ingazeira was established (from Diocese of Pesqueira and became suffragan of Olinda e Recife)
1957.01.18Territorial Prelature of Vacaria was promoted as Diocese of Vacaria (lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre)
1957.04.10Territorial Prelature of Óbidos was established (from Territorial Prelature of Santarém and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1957.06.15Diocese of Campo Grande was established (from Diocese of Corumbá and Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1957.06.15Diocese of Dourados was established (from Diocese of Corumbá and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1957.06.15Diocese of Januária was established (from Diocese of Montes Claros and Territorial Prelature of Paracatu and became suffragan of Diamantina)
1957.07.27Diocese of Vitória da Conquista was established (from Diocese of Amargosa and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1957.11.25Diocese of São Carlos do Pinhal was renamed as Diocese of São Carlos
1958.01.14Territorial Prelature of Carolina was established (from Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1958.01.14Diocese of Chapecó was established (from Diocese of Lages and Territorial Prelature of Palmas and became suffragan of Florianópolis)
1958.01.14Territorial Prelature of Palmas was promoted as Diocese of Palmas (lost territory to establish Diocese of Chapecó)
1958.02.02Diocese of Corumbá lost territory to Diocese of Marília
1958.02.04Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão lost territory to Territorial Prelature of Pinheiro
1958.02.16Diocese of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim was established (from Diocese of Espírito Santo and became suffragan of Vitória)
1958.02.16Diocese of São Mateus was established (from Diocese of Espírito Santo and became suffragan of Vitória)
1958.02.16Diocese of Espírito Santo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vitória (with suffragan sees Cachoeiro de Itapemirim and São Mateus and lost territory to establish Diocese of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim and Diocese of São Mateus)
1958.04.19Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aparecida was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and Diocese of Taubaté and with suffragan sees Lorena and Taubaté)
1958.04.19Diocese of Botucatu was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Botucatu (with suffragan sees Assis, Lins and Marília)
1958.04.19Diocese of Campinas was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campinas (with suffragan sees Bragança Paulista, Piracicaba and São Carlos)
1958.04.19Diocese of Ribeirão Preto was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ribeirão Preto (with suffragan sees Jaboticabal and Rio Preto)
1958.04.26Territorial Prelature of São Peregrino Laziosi no Alto Acre e Alto Purus was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus
1958.07.11Diocese of Divinópolis was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte and Diocese of Aterrado and became suffragan of Belo Horizonte)
1959.01.17Diocese of Patos was established (from Diocese of Cajazeiras and Diocese of Campina Grande and became suffragan of Paraíba)
1959.04.15Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre lost territory to Diocese of Caxias and Diocese of Passo Fundo
1959.06.20Diocese of Campo Mourão was established (from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1959.06.20Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Campo Mourão and Diocese of Toledo)
1959.06.20Diocese of Santa Cruz do Sul was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1959.06.20Diocese of Toledo was established (from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Foz do Iguaçu and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1959.11.14Diocese of Ruy Barbosa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia, Diocese of Amargosa, Diocese of Barra, Diocese of Bonfim and Diocese of Caetité and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1959.11.21Diocese of Aterrado exchanged territory with Diocese of Patos de Minas
1959.11.21Diocese of Patos de Minas exchanged territory with Diocese of Aterrado
1959.12.12Diocese of Jales was established (from Diocese of Rio Preto and became suffragan of Ribeirão Preto)
1960.01.16Diocese of Brasília was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia and without ecclesiastical province)
1960.01.16Diocese of Presidente Prudente was established (from Diocese of Assis and became suffragan of Botucatu)
1960.01.16Diocese of São João da Boa Vista was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ribeirão Preto and became suffragan of Ribeirão Preto)
1960.03.26Diocese of Niterói was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Niterói (with suffragan sees Campos, Nova Friburgo and Petrópolis and lost territory to establish Diocese of Nova Friburgo)
1960.03.26Diocese of Nova Friburgo was established (from Diocese of Campos, Diocese of Niterói and Diocese of Valença and became suffragan of Niterói)
1960.03.26Diocese of Nova Iguaçu was established (from Diocese of Barra do Piraí and Diocese of Petrópolis and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1960.04.30Diocese of Aracaju was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aracaju (with suffragan sees Estância and Propriá and lost territory to establish Diocese of Estância and Diocese of Propriá)
1960.04.30Diocese of Estância was established (from Diocese of Aracaju and became suffragan of Aracaju)
1960.04.30Diocese of Propriá was established (from Diocese of Aracaju and became suffragan of Aracaju)
1960.05.21Diocese of São João del Rei was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana, Diocese of Campanha and Diocese of Juiz de Fora and became suffragan of Mariana)
1960.06.25Diocese of Bagé was established (from Diocese of Pelotas and Diocese of Uruguaiana and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1960.11.27Diocese of Teófilo Otoni was established (from Diocese of Araçuaí and became suffragan of Diamantina)
1960.12.05Diocese of Aterrado was renamed as Diocese of Luz
1960.12.17Territorial Prelature of São Raimundo Nonato was established (from Territorial Prelature of Bom Jesus do Piauí and became suffragan of Teresina)
1961.01.28Diocese of Iguatu was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza and Diocese of Crato and became suffragan of Fortaleza)
1961.05.22Diocese of Frederico Westphalen was established (from Diocese of Passo Fundo and Diocese of Santa Maria and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1961.05.22Diocese of Santo Ângelo was established (from Diocese of Uruguaiana and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1961.06.26Territorial Prelature of Humaitá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus and Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho and became suffragan of Manaus)
1961.07.22Diocese of Uberlândia was established (from Diocese of Uberaba and became suffragan of Belo Horizonte)
1961.10.16Territorial Prelature of Cândido Mendes was established (from Territorial Prelature of Pinheiro and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1961.11.25Territorial Prelature of Abaeté do Tocantins was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1961.11.25Territorial Prelature of Chapada was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Rondonópolis
1961.11.25Territorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia, Diocese of Goiás and Diocese of Jataí and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1962.01.13Diocese of Palmares was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife and Diocese of Garanhuns and became suffragan of Olinda e Recife)
1962.02.10Diocese of Palmeira dos Índios was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maceió and Diocese of Penedo and became suffragan of Maceió)
1962.04.14Diocese of Juiz de Fora was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Juiz de Fora (with suffragan sees Leopoldina and São João del Rei)
1962.04.14Territorial Prelature of Paracatu was promoted as Diocese of Paracatu
1962.04.14Diocese of Pouso Alegre was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pouso Alegre (with suffragan sees Campanha and Guaxupé)
1962.04.14Diocese of Uberaba was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Uberaba (with suffragan sees Patos de Minas and Uberlândia)
1962.05.30Apostolic Exarchate of Brazil (Ukrainian Rite) was established (from Ordinariate of Ordinariato para os Fiéis de Ritos Orientais no Brasil)
1962.06.09Diocese of Mogi das Cruzes was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and Diocese of Taubaté and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1962.07.21Diocese of Caravelas was established (from Diocese of Ilhéus and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1962.07.21Diocese of Feira de Santana was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1962.07.21Diocese of Paranaguá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Curitiba and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1962.07.22Diocese of Bom Jesus da Lapa was established (from Diocese of Barra and Diocese of Caetité and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1962.07.22Diocese of Juazeiro was established (from Diocese of Barra and Diocese of Bonfim and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1962.08.20Diocese of Uruguaiana lost territory to Diocese of Santa Maria
1962.10.30Diocese of Viana was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1963.04.29Territorial Prelature of Rio Branco was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Roraima
1963.06.25Territorial Prelature of Ponta de Pedras was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1963.07.13Territorial Prelature of Borba was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus and Territorial Prelature of Parintins and became suffragan of Manaus)
1963.07.13Territorial Prelature of Coari was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus and became suffragan of Manaus)
1963.07.13Territorial Prelature of Itacoatiara was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manaus and became suffragan of Manaus)
1963.09.28Diocese of Crateús was established (from Diocese of Iguatu and Diocese of Sobral and became suffragan of Fortaleza)
1964.01.20Diocese of Januária lost territory to Diocese of Paracatu
1964.02.15Diocese of Bauru was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Botucatu and Diocese of Lins and became suffragan of Botucatu)
1964.02.15Diocese of Floresta was restored (from Diocese of Pesqueira and Diocese of Petrolina and became suffragan of Olinda e Recife)
1964.11.28Diocese of Apucarana was established (from Diocese of Campo Mourão and Diocese of Londrina and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1965.01.26Diocese of Barra do Piraí was renamed as Diocese of Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda
1965.06.14Diocese of Itabira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mariana and became suffragan of Mariana)
1965.12.16Diocese of Guarapuava was established (from Diocese of Campo Mourão, Diocese of Ponta Grossa and Diocese of Toledo and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1966.05.16Diocese of Caxias exchanged territory with Diocese of Passo Fundo
1966.05.16Diocese of Passo Fundo exchanged territory with Diocese of Caxias
1966.10.11Diocese of Anápolis was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1966.10.11Diocese of Brasília was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Brasília (with suffragan sees Paracatu, Uruaçu and Formosa)
1966.10.11Diocese of Ipameri was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1966.10.11Diocese of Itumbiara was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goiânia and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1966.10.11Territorial Prelature of Miracema do Norte was established (from Diocese of Porto Nacional and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1966.10.11Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba was established (from Diocese of Goiás and Diocese of Uruaçu and became suffragan of Goiânia)
1966.10.19Diocese of Caxias was renamed as Diocese of Caxias do Sul
1966.11.07Diocese of Jundiaí was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campinas and Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1967.02.27Diocese of Livramento de Nossa Senhora was established (from Diocese of Caetité and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1968.01.20Diocese of Paranavaí was established (from Diocese of Maringá and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1968.03.02Diocese of Itapeva was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Botucatu, Diocese of Santos and Diocese of Sorocaba and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1968.05.11Territorial Abbacy of Claraval was established (from Diocese of Guaxupé and became suffragan of Pouso Alegre)
1968.06.22Diocese of Bacabal was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão and Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1968.06.22Diocese of Caxias do Maranhão lost territory to Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas
1968.11.23Diocese of Caçador was established (from Diocese of Lages and became suffragan of Florianópolis)
1968.11.23Diocese of Rio do Sul was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florianópolis and Diocese of Joinville and became suffragan of Florianópolis)
1969.05.13Territorial Prelature of São Félix was established (from Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia, Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia and Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1969.05.27Territorial Prelature of Registro do Araguaia was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Guiratinga
1969.12.20Territorial Prelature of Marabá was established (from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1969.12.20Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia was suppressed (to establish Territorial Prelature of Marabá)
1970.10.31Diocese of Londrina was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Londrina (with suffragan sees Apucarana, Campo Mourão, Jacarezinho, Maringá and Paranavaí)
1970.11.23Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre lost territory to Diocese of Caxias do Sul
1971.02.20Diocese of Franca was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ribeirão Preto and became suffragan of Ribeirão Preto)
1971.03.13Diocese of Itapipoca was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza and Diocese of Sobral and became suffragan of Fortaleza)
1971.03.13Diocese of Quixadá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Fortaleza and became suffragan of Fortaleza)
1971.03.13Diocese of Tianguá was established (from Diocese of Sobral and became suffragan of Fortaleza)
1971.05.27Diocese of Cruz Alta was established (from Diocese of Santa Maria and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1971.05.27Diocese of Erexim was established (from Diocese of Passo Fundo and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1971.05.27Diocese of Rio Grande was established (from Diocese of Pelotas and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1971.09.14Diocese of Brejo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1971.09.14Diocese of Paulo Afonso was established (from Diocese of Bonfim and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1971.11.29Diocese of Nossa Senhora do Líbano em São Paulo (Maronite Rite) was established (from Ordinariate of Ordinariato para os Fiéis de Ritos Orientais no Brasil and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1971.11.29Diocese of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo (Greek-Melkite Rite) was established (from Ordinariate of Ordinariato para os Fiéis de Ritos Orientais no Brasil and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1971.11.29Apostolic Exarchate of Brazil (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of São João Batista em Curitiba (became suffragan of Curitiba)
1973.04.14Diocese of Barretos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ribeirão Preto and Diocese of Jaboticabal and became suffragan of Ribeirão Preto)
1973.05.26Diocese of Cornélio Procópio was established (from Diocese of Jacarezinho and became suffragan of Londrina)
1973.05.26Diocese of Umuarama was established (from Diocese of Campo Mourão and became suffragan of Londrina)
1974.01.19Diocese of Registro was established (from Diocese of Itapeva and Diocese of Santos and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1974.10.28Diocese of Alagoinhas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1974.10.28Diocese of Picos was established (from Diocese of Oeiras and became suffragan of Teresina)
1975.06.12Diocese of Campo Maior was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Teresina and Diocese of Parnaíba and became suffragan of Teresina)
1975.06.12Diocese of Joaçaba was established (from Diocese of Caçador, Diocese of Chapecó and Diocese of Lages and became suffragan of Florianópolis)
1976.03.27Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia was restored (from Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia and Territorial Prelature of Marabá and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1976.04.29Diocese of Limeira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campinas and Diocese of Piracicaba and became suffragan of Campinas)
1976.12.03Diocese of União da Vitória was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Curitiba, Diocese of Guarapuava and Diocese of Ponta Grossa and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1977.08.26Diocese of Coroatá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1977.12.08Diocese of Oeiras was renamed as Diocese of Oeiras–Floriano
1978.01.03Territorial Prelature of Coxim was established (from Diocese of Campo Grande and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1978.01.03Diocese of Três Lagoas was established (from Diocese of Campo Grande and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1978.01.03Territorial Prelature of Vila Rondônia was established (from Territorial Prelature of Guajará-Mirim and Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho and became suffragan of Manaus)
1978.05.05Diocese of Cascavel was established (from Diocese of Toledo and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1978.05.05Diocese of Foz do Iguaçu was restored (from Diocese of Toledo and became suffragan of Curitiba)
1978.11.07Diocese of Itabuna was established (from Diocese of Ilhéus and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1978.11.07Diocese of Jequié was established (from Diocese of Amargosa and Diocese of Vitória da Conquista and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1978.11.27Diocese of Campo Grande was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campo Grande (with suffragan sees Corumbá, Dourados, Três Lagoas and Coxim)
1979.04.18Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba–Mozarlândia
1979.04.28Diocese of Irecê was established (from Diocese of Barra and Diocese of Ruy Barbosa and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1979.05.21Diocese of Barreiras was established (from Diocese of Barra and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1979.06.01Diocese of Itabira was renamed as Diocese of Itabira–Fabriciano
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Carolina was promoted as Diocese of Carolina
1979.10.16Diocese of Cascavel was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cascavel (with suffragan sees Foz do Iguaçu, Palmas and Toledo)
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Diamantino was promoted as Diocese of Diamantino
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Formosa was promoted as Diocese of Formosa
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Guajará-Mirim was promoted as Diocese of Guajará-Mirim
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Guamá was promoted as Diocese of Guamá
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Humaitá was promoted as Diocese of Humaitá
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Marabá was promoted as Diocese of Marabá
1979.10.16Diocese of Maringá was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maringá (with suffragan sees Campo Mourão, Paranavaí and Umuarama)
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Pinheiro was promoted as Diocese of Pinheiro
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Ponta de Pedras was promoted as Diocese of Ponta de Pedras
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Porto Velho was promoted as Diocese of Porto Velho
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Roraima was promoted as Diocese of Roraima
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Rubiataba–Mozarlândia was promoted as Diocese of Rubiataba–Mozarlândia
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Santarém was promoted as Diocese of Santarém
1979.10.16Territorial Prelature of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia was promoted as Diocese of Santíssima Conceição do Araguaia
1980.02.02Diocese of Novo Hamburgo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1980.03.14Diocese of Itaguaí was established (from Diocese of Barra do Piraí–Volta Redonda and Diocese of Nova Iguaçu and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1980.10.11Diocese of Duque de Caxias was established (from Diocese of Nova Iguaçu and Diocese of Petrópolis and became suffragan of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
1980.10.11Diocese of Guarabira was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paraíba and became suffragan of Paraíba)
1980.10.30Territorial Prelature of Macapá was promoted as Diocese of Macapá
1980.10.30Territorial Prelature of Parintins was promoted as Diocese of Parintins
1980.10.30Territorial Prelature of Rio Negro was promoted as Diocese of Rio Negro
1980.10.30Territorial Prelature of Tocantinópolis was promoted as Diocese of Tocantinópolis
1981.01.30Diocese of Guarulhos was established (from Diocese of Mogi das Cruzes and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1981.01.30Diocese of Jardim was established (from Diocese of Corumbá and became suffragan of Campo Grande)
1981.01.30Diocese of São José dos Campos was established (from Diocese of Mogi das Cruzes and Diocese of Taubaté and became suffragan of Aparecida)
1981.03.28Diocese of Almenara was established (from Diocese of Araçuaí and Diocese of Teófilo Otoni and became suffragan of Diamantina)
1981.07.03Apostolic Exarchate of América Latina e México (Armenian Rite) was established
1981.08.04Territorial Prelature of Abaeté do Tocantins was promoted as Diocese of Abaetetuba
1981.08.04Territorial Prelature of Miracema do Norte was promoted as Diocese of Miracema do Norte
1981.08.04Territorial Prelature of São José do Grajaú was promoted as Diocese of São José do Grajaú
1981.08.04Territorial Prelature of São Luís de Montes Belos was promoted as Diocese of São Luís de Montes Belos
1981.10.03Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas was promoted as Diocese of Balsas
1981.10.03Territorial Prelature of Bom Jesus do Piauí was promoted as Diocese of Bom Jesus do Gurguéia
1981.10.03Territorial Prelature of Guiratinga was promoted as Diocese of Guiratinga
1981.10.03Territorial Prelature of São Raimundo Nonato was promoted as Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato
1981.10.13Diocese of Guamá was renamed as Diocese of Bragança do Pará
1981.10.21Diocese of Rio Negro was renamed as Diocese of São Gabriel da Cachoeira
1982.02.06Diocese of Sinop was established (from Diocese of Diamantino and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1982.02.27Diocese of Barra do Garças was established (from Diocese of Guiratinga and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1982.10.04Diocese of Porto Velho was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Velho (with suffragan sees Guajará-Mirim, Humaitá, Lábrea and Vila Rondônia)
1982.10.16Diocese of Ituiutaba was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Uberaba and Diocese of Uberlândia and became suffragan of Uberaba)
1982.11.10Diocese of Luz lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Uberaba
1983.02.19Territorial Prelature of Vila Rondônia was promoted as Diocese of Ji-Paraná
1983.04.11Diocese of Assis lost territory to Diocese of Presidente Prudente
1983.04.18Diocese of Caravelas was renamed as Diocese of Teixeira de Freitas–Caravelas
1983.10.13Territorial Prelature of Cândido Mendes was promoted as Diocese of Cândido Mendes
1984.02.09Diocese of Palmas lost territory to Diocese of União da Vitória
1984.10.09Diocese of São José do Grajaú was renamed as Diocese of Grajaú
1985.05.24Diocese of Guanhães was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Diamantina, Diocese of Governador Valadares and Diocese of Itabira–Fabriciano and became suffragan of Diamantina)
1986.02.15Territorial Prelature of Acre e Purus was promoted as Diocese of Rio Branco
1986.02.15Territorial Prelature of Rondonópolis was promoted as Diocese of Rondonópolis
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Brazil was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Ordinariado Militar do Brasil
1987.01.07Diocese of Palmas was renamed as Diocese of Palmas–Francisco Beltrão
1987.06.25Territorial Prelature of Juruá was promoted as Diocese of Cruzeiro do Sul
1987.06.27Diocese of Imperatriz was established (from Diocese of Carolina and became suffragan of São Luís do Maranhão)
1988.07.06Territorial Prelature of Itaituba was established (from Diocese of Santarém and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
1989.03.15Diocese of Campo Limpo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1989.03.15Diocese of Osasco was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1989.03.15Diocese of Santo Amaro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1989.03.15Diocese of São Miguel Paulista was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1989.03.29Diocese of Luziânia was established (from Diocese of Anápolis, Diocese of Ipameri and Diocese of Uruaçu and became suffragan of Brasília)
1989.08.21Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Paulo lost territory to Diocese of Campo Limpo
1989.10.04Diocese of Miracema do Norte was renamed as Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins
1990.04.23Diocese of Colatina was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vitória and became suffragan of Vitória)
1991.07.05Diocese of Cândido Mendes was renamed as Diocese of Zé Doca
1991.07.17Diocese of Cachoeira do Sul was established (from Diocese of Santa Maria and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1991.08.14Territorial Prelature of Alto Solimões was promoted as Diocese of Alto Solimões (became suffragan of Manaus)
1992.04.29Diocese of Sorocaba was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sorocaba (with suffragan sees Itapeva, Jundiaí and Registro)
1994.03.23Diocese of Araçatuba was established (from Diocese of Lins and became suffragan of Botucatu)
1996.02.12Territorial Prelature of Borba exchanged territory with Diocese of Humaitá
1996.02.12Diocese of Humaitá exchanged territory with Territorial Prelature of Borba
1996.03.27Metropolitan Archdiocese of Palmas was established (from Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins and Diocese of Porto Nacional and with suffragan sees Miracema do Tocantins, Porto Nacional, Tocantinópolis and Cristalândia)
1996.06.12Diocese of Eunápolis was established (from Diocese of Itabuna and Diocese of Teixeira de Freitas–Caravelas and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
1997.02.20Diocese of Zé Doca lost territory to Diocese of Pinheiro
1997.11.28Diocese of Colatina lost territory to Diocese of São Mateus
1997.12.12Diocese of Caxias do Sul lost territory to Diocese of Passo Fundo and Diocese of Santa Cruz do Sul
1997.12.12Diocese of Cruz Alta lost territory to Diocese of Passo Fundo
1997.12.12Diocese of Santa Maria lost territory to Diocese of Bagé
1997.12.23Diocese of Amparo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Campinas and Diocese of Limeira and became suffragan of Campinas)
1997.12.23Diocese of Juína was established (from Diocese of Diamantino and Diocese of Ji-Paraná and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1997.12.23Territorial Prelature of Paranatinga was established (from Diocese of Barra do Garças, Diocese of Rondonópolis and Diocese of Sinop and became suffragan of Cuiabá)
1998.04.15Diocese of Itapetininga was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sorocaba and Diocese of Itapeva and became suffragan of Sorocaba)
1998.05.27Diocese of Criciúma was established (from Diocese of Tubarão and became suffragan of Florianópolis)
1998.12.30Diocese of Ourinhos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Botucatu, Diocese of Assis and Diocese of Itapeva and became suffragan of Botucatu)
1999.03.03Diocese of Caraguatatuba was established (from Diocese of Santos and became suffragan of São Paulo)
1999.11.10Diocese of Osório was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre and Diocese of Caxias do Sul and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
1999.11.20Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paraíba lost territory to Diocese of Guarabira
2000.02.09Diocese of Catanduva was established (from Diocese of Jaboticabal, Diocese of Rio Preto and Diocese of São Carlos and became suffragan of Ribeirão Preto)
2000.04.19Diocese of Blumenau was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florianópolis, Diocese of Joinville and Diocese of Rio do Sul and became suffragan of Florianópolis)
2000.07.05Diocese of Janaúba was established (from Diocese of Januária and Diocese of Montes Claros and became suffragan of Diamantina)
2001Diocese of Uruguaiana lost territory to Diocese of Santo Ângelo
2001.04.25Diocese of Montes Claros was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Montes Claros (with suffragan sees Janaúba, Januária and Paracatu)
2001.07.19Diocese of Bacabal lost territory to Diocese of Coroatá
2002.01.16Diocese of Feira de Santana was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Feira de Santana (with suffragan sees Barra, Barreiras, Bonfim, Irecê, Juazeiro, Paulo Afonso and Ruy Barbosa)
2002.01.16Diocese of Vitória da Conquista was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vitória da Conquista (with suffragan sees Bom Jesus da Lapa, Caetité, Jequié and Livramento de Nossa Senhora)
2002.01.18Personal Apostolic Administration of São João Maria Vianney was established
2002.07.31Territorial Abbacy of Claraval was suppressed (to Diocese of Guaxupé)
2002.11.09Diocese of Patos de Minas lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Uberaba
2002.11.13Territorial Prelature of Coxim was promoted as Diocese of Coxim
2002.12.11Diocese of Rio Preto was renamed as Diocese of São José do Rio Preto
2003.01.20Territorial Prelature of Borba lost territory to Diocese of Humaitá
2003.05.06Territorial Abbacy of Nossa Senhora do Monserrate do Rio de Janeiro was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro)
2004.12.29Diocese of Castanhal was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belém do Pará and Diocese of Bragança do Pará and became suffragan of Belém do Pará)
2005.09.21Diocese of Serrinha was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Feira de Santana and Diocese of Paulo Afonso and became suffragan of Feira de Santana)
2006.12.06Diocese of São José dos Pinhais was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Curitiba and became suffragan of Curitiba)
2008.02.27Diocese of Floriano was established (from Diocese of Oeiras–Floriano and became suffragan of Teresina)
2008.02.27Diocese of Oeiras–Floriano was renamed as Diocese of Oeiras (gained territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Teresina and Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato and lost territory to establish Diocese of Floriano)
2008.02.27Diocese of São Raimundo Nonato lost territory to Diocese of Oeiras
2008.02.27Metropolitan Archdiocese of Teresina lost territory to Diocese of Oeiras
2008.07.02Diocese of Montenegro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre and became suffragan of Porto Alegre)
2008.08.19Diocese of Luz lost territory to Diocese of Guaxupé
2010.06.16Diocese of Salgueiro was established (from Diocese of Floresta and Diocese of Petrolina and became suffragan of Olinda e Recife)
2010.12.15Diocese of Camaçari was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
2011.04.13Diocese of Passo Fundo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Passo Fundo (with suffragan sees Erexim, Frederico Westphalen and Vacaria)
2011.04.13Diocese of Pelotas was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pelotas (with suffragan sees Bagé and Rio Grande)
2011.04.13Diocese of Santa Maria was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santa Maria (with suffragan sees Cachoeira do Sul, Cruz Alta, Santa Cruz do Sul, Santo Ângelo and Uruguaiana)
2011.06.01Diocese of Naviraí was established (from Diocese of Dourados and became suffragan of Campo Grande)
2011.06.17Diocese of Paulo Afonso lost territory to Diocese of Juazeiro
2011.11.09Territorial Prelature of Óbidos was promoted as Diocese of Óbidos
2013.02.06Territorial Prelature of Cametá was promoted as Diocese of Cametá
2013.10.09Territorial Prelature of Coari was promoted as Diocese of Coari
2014.05.12Diocese of Imaculada Conceição in Prudentópolis (Ukrainian Rite) was established (from Diocese of São João Batista em Curitiba and became suffragan of São João Batista em Curitiba)
2014.05.12Diocese of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of São João Batista em Curitiba (with suffragan see Imaculada Conceição in Prudentópolis and lost territory to establish Diocese of Imaculada Conceição in Prudentópolis)
2014.06.25Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá lost territory to Diocese of Rondonópolis–Guiratinga
2014.06.25Diocese of Guiratinga was suppressed (to Diocese of Barra do Garças, Diocese of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga and Diocese of Rondonópolis–Guiratinga)
2014.06.25Territorial Prelature of Paranatinga was promoted as Diocese of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga (gained territory from Diocese of Rondonópolis and gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Guiratinga)
2014.06.25Diocese of Rondonópolis was renamed as Diocese of Rondonópolis–Guiratinga (gained territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuiabá, gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Guiratinga and lost territory to Diocese of Primavera do Leste–Paranatinga)
2016.01.20Diocese of Guanhães lost territory to Diocese of Governador Valadares
2016.07.20Diocese of Votuporanga was established (from Diocese of Jales and Diocese of São José do Rio Preto and became suffragan of Ribeirão Preto)
2017.11.22Diocese of Cruz das Almas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia and became suffragan of São Salvador da Bahia)
2019.07.10Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia was promoted as Diocese of Cristalândia (exchanged territory with Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins)
2019.07.10Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins exchanged territory with Territorial Prelature of Cristalândia
2019.11.06Territorial Prelature of Alto Xingu–Tucumã was established (from Diocese of Marabá and Territorial Prelature of Xingu and became suffragan of Santarém)
2019.11.06Diocese of Santarém was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santarém (with suffragan sees Óbidos, Xingu–Altamira, Alto Xingu–Tucumã and Itaituba)
2019.11.06Territorial Prelature of Xingu was promoted as Diocese of Xingu–Altamira (lost territory to Diocese of Marabá, lost territory to establish Territorial Prelature of Alto Xingu–Tucumã and became suffragan of Santarém)
2022.11.18Territorial Prelature of Borba was promoted as Diocese of Borba
2023.01.31Diocese of Araguaína was established (from Diocese of Miracema do Tocantins and Diocese of Tocantinópolis and became suffragan of Palmas)

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