Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Ethiopia

Ethiopia
DateAscendingChange
UnknownTitular Archiepiscopal See of Auxume was established
1555Patriarchal See of Ethiopia was established
1636Patriarchal See of Ethiopia was suppressed
1839Apostolic Prefecture of Abyssinia was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Syria, Egypt, Arabia and Cyprus)
1846.05.04Apostolic Vicariate of Galla was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Abyssinia)
1847Apostolic Prefecture of Abyssinia was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Abyssinia
1888.05.04Apostolic Vicariate of Galla lost territory to Apostolic Vicariate of Aden
1913.01.28Apostolic Prefecture of Southern Kaffa was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Galla)
1913.09.08Apostolic Prefecture of Southern Kaffa was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Kaffa
1925Titular Episcopal See of Adulis was established
1925Titular Archiepiscopal See of Auxume was demoted as Titular Episcopal See of Axomis
1925.02.13Apostolic Vicariate of Galla lost territory to Apostolic Prefecture of Djibouti
1928Titular Episcopal See of Adulis was promoted as Titular Metropolitan See of Adulis
1929Titular Episcopal See of Axomis was renamed as Titular Episcopal See of Axomis
1937.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Abyssinia was suppressed (to Apostolic Vicariate of Eritrea and to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Dessiè, Apostolic Prefecture of Gondar and Apostolic Prefecture of Tigray)
1937.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Addis Abeba was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Galla)
1937.03.25Apostolic Prefecture of Dessiè was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Abyssinia)
1937.03.25Apostolic Prefecture of Kaffa was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Gimma (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Neghelli)
1937.03.25Apostolic Prefecture of Gondar was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Abyssinia)
1937.03.25Apostolic Vicariate of Galla was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Harar (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Addis Abeba and Apostolic Prefecture of Neghelli)
1937.03.25Apostolic Prefecture of Neghelli was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Galla and Apostolic Prefecture of Kaffa)
1937.03.25Apostolic Prefecture of Tigray (Ethiopic Rite) was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Abyssinia)
1940.02.13Apostolic Prefecture of Endeber was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Gimma)
1940.02.13Apostolic Prefecture of Hosanna was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Gimma and Apostolic Prefecture of Neghelli)
1951.10.31Apostolic Vicariate of Addis Abeba was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Exarchate of Addis Abeba)
1951.10.31Apostolic Exarchate of Addis Abeba (Ethiopic Rite) was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Dessiè, Apostolic Prefecture of Endeber and Apostolic Prefecture of Gondar, from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Addis Abeba and without ecclesiastical province)
1961.02.20Apostolic Exarchate of Addis Abeba (Ethiopic Rite) was promoted as Metropolitanate sui juris of Addis Abeba (with suffragan sees Adigrat and Asmara and gained territory from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Dessiè, Apostolic Prefecture of Endeber and Apostolic Prefecture of Gondar)
1961.02.20Apostolic Prefecture of Tigray (Ethiopic Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Adigrat (became suffragan of Addis Abeba)
1961.02.20Apostolic Prefecture of Dessiè was suppressed (to Metropolitanate sui juris of Addis Abeba)
1961.02.20Apostolic Prefecture of Endeber was suppressed (to Metropolitanate sui juris of Addis Abeba)
1961.02.20Apostolic Prefecture of Gondar was suppressed (to Metropolitanate sui juris of Addis Abeba)
1969.10.15Apostolic Prefecture of Neghelli was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Awasa
1977.12.30Apostolic Prefecture of Hosanna was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Soddo–Hosanna)
1977.12.30Apostolic Prefecture of Soddo–Hosanna was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Hosanna)
1979.03.15Apostolic Prefecture of Awasa was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Awasa
1980.03.06Apostolic Prefecture of Meki was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Harar)
1982.09.03Apostolic Vicariate of Gimma was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte
1982.10.15Apostolic Prefecture of Soddo–Hosanna was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Soddo–Hosanna
1991.12.21Apostolic Prefecture of Meki was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Meki
1994.06.10Apostolic Prefecture of Jimma–Bonga was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte)
2000.11.16Apostolic Prefecture of Gambella was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Jimma–Bonga)
2003.11.25Diocese of Emdeber (Ethiopic Rite) was established (from Metropolitanate sui juris of Addis Abeba and became suffragan of Addis Abeba)
2009.12.05Apostolic Prefecture of Gambella was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Gambella
2009.12.05Apostolic Prefecture of Jimma–Bonga was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Jimma–Bonga
2010.01.20Apostolic Vicariate of Hosanna was restored (from Apostolic Vicariate of Soddo–Hosanna)
2010.01.20Apostolic Vicariate of Soddo–Hosanna was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Soddo (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Hosanna)
2012.02.11Apostolic Prefecture of Robe was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Meki)
2015.01.19Diocese of Bahir Dar–Dessie (Ethiopic Rite) was established (from Metropolitanate sui juris of Addis Abeba and became suffragan of Addis Abeba)

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