Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Ghana

Ghana
DateAscendingChange
1879.09.27Apostolic Prefecture of Gold Coast was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Deux Guinées)
1901.05.25Apostolic Prefecture of Gold Coast was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Gold Coast
1923.03.15Apostolic Vicariate of Lower Volta was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Gold Coast and Apostolic Vicariate of Togo)
1926.01.11Apostolic Prefecture of Navrongo was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Ouagadougou)
1932.02.02Apostolic Vicariate of Kumasi was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Gold Coast)
1934.02.26Apostolic Prefecture of Navrongo was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Navrongo
1943.12.02Apostolic Prefecture of Accra was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Gold Coast)
1947.06.12Apostolic Prefecture of Accra was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Accra
1950.04.18Apostolic Vicariate of Accra was promoted as Diocese of Accra (became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1950.04.18Apostolic Vicariate of Gold Coast was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cape Coast (with suffragan sees Accra, Keta, Kumasi and Tamale)
1950.04.18Apostolic Vicariate of Lower Volta was promoted as Diocese of Keta (became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1950.04.18Apostolic Vicariate of Kumasi was promoted as Diocese of Kumasi (became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1950.04.18Apostolic Vicariate of Navrongo was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Tamale)
1950.04.18Diocese of Tamale was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Navrongo and became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1956.04.23Diocese of Navrongo was restored (from Diocese of Keta and Diocese of Tamale and became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1959.11.03Diocese of Wa was established (from Diocese of Tamale and became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1969.11.20Diocese of Sekondi–Takoradi was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cape Coast and became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1973.03.01Diocese of Sunyani was established (from Diocese of Kumasi and became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1975.06.20Diocese of Keta was renamed as Diocese of Keta–Ho
1977.05.30Diocese of Navrongo was renamed as Diocese of Navrongo–Bolgatanga (became suffragan of Tamale)
1977.05.30Diocese of Tamale was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tamale (with suffragan sees Navrongo–Bolgatanga and Wa)
1992.07.06Diocese of Accra was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Accra (with suffragan sees Keta–Ho and Koforidua and lost territory to establish Diocese of Koforidua)
1992.07.06Diocese of Koforidua was established (from Diocese of Accra and became suffragan of Accra)
1994.12.19Diocese of Ho was established (from Diocese of Keta–Ho and became suffragan of Accra)
1994.12.19Diocese of Jasikan was established (from Diocese of Keta–Ho and became suffragan of Accra)
1994.12.19Diocese of Keta–Ho was renamed as Diocese of Keta–Akatsi (lost territory to establish Diocese of Ho and Diocese of Jasikan)
1995.02.03Diocese of Damongo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tamale and became suffragan of Tamale)
1995.03.03Diocese of Konongo–Mampong was established (from Diocese of Kumasi and Diocese of Sunyani and became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1995.03.03Diocese of Obuasi was established (from Diocese of Kumasi and became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1997.10.24Diocese of Goaso was established (from Diocese of Sunyani and became suffragan of Cape Coast)
1999.03.16Diocese of Yendi was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tamale and became suffragan of Tamale)
1999.12.22Diocese of Wiawso was established (from Diocese of Sekondi–Takoradi and became suffragan of Cape Coast)
2001.12.22Diocese of Kumasi was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kumasi (with suffragan sees Goaso, Konongo–Mampong, Obuasi and Sunyani)
2007.06.12Apostolic Prefecture of Donkorkrom was established (from Diocese of Koforidua)
2007.12.28Diocese of Techiman was established (from Diocese of Konongo–Mampong and Diocese of Sunyani and became suffragan of Kumasi)
2010.01.19Apostolic Prefecture of Donkorkrom was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Donkorkrom
2014.01.13Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was established
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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