Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Gabon

Gabon
DateAscendingChange
1842.01.22Apostolic Prefecture of Deux Guinées et Sénégambie was established (from Diocese of Funchal and Diocese of Tomé)
1842.10.03Apostolic Prefecture of Deux Guinées et Sénégambie was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Deux Guinées et Sénégambie
1863.02.06Apostolic Vicariate of Deux Guinées et Sénégambie was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Deux Guinées (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Senegambia)
1890.03.18Apostolic Vicariate of Deux Guinées was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Gabon (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Cameroun)
1947.07.10Apostolic Vicariate of Gabon was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Libreville
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Libreville was promoted as Diocese of Libreville (became suffragan of Brazzaville)
1958.12.11Diocese of Libreville was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Libreville (with suffragan see Mouila and lost territory to establish Diocese of Mouila)
1958.12.11Diocese of Mouila was established (from Diocese of Libreville and became suffragan of Libreville)
1969.05.29Diocese of Oyem was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Libreville and became suffragan of Libreville)
1974.10.05Diocese of Franceville was established (from Diocese of Mouila and became suffragan of Libreville)
2003.03.07Apostolic Prefecture of Makokou was established (from Diocese of Oyem)
2003.03.19Diocese of Port-Gentil was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Libreville and became suffragan of Libreville)
2014.01.13Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was established
2014.07.11Apostolic Prefecture of Makokou was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Makokou
2018.02.28Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Annunciation of Ibadan (without ecclesiastical province)

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