Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in New Zealand

New Zealand
DateAscendingChange
1830.01.10Apostolic Prefecture of South Seas Islands was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Bourbon)
1836.01.10Apostolic Prefecture of South Seas Islands was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Western Oceania)
1836.01.10Apostolic Vicariate of Western Oceania was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of South Seas Islands)
1842.08.23Apostolic Vicariate of Western Oceania was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of New Zealand (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Central Oceania)
1848.06.20Apostolic Vicariate of New Zealand was promoted as Diocese of Auckland (lost territory to establish Diocese of Wellington)
1848.06.20Diocese of Wellington was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of New Zealand and without ecclesiastical province)
1869.11.26Diocese of Dunedin was established (from Diocese of Wellington)
1887.05.10Diocese of Christchurch was established (from Diocese of Wellington and became suffragan of Wellington)
1887.05.10Diocese of Wellington was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wellington (with suffragan sees Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin and lost territory to establish Diocese of Christchurch)
1958.05.10Apostolic Vicariate of Australia (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1976.10.28Military Vicariate of New Zealand was established
1980.03.06Diocese of Hamilton was established (from Diocese of Auckland and became suffragan of Wellington)
1980.03.06Diocese of Palmerston North was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wellington and became suffragan of Wellington)
1982.06.24Apostolic Vicariate of Australia (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne (became suffragan of Melbourne)
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of New Zealand was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Military Ordinariate of New Zealand
1987.03.26Diocese of Saint Michael’s of Sydney (Greek-Melkite Rite) was established (without ecclesiastical province)
2006.10.21Diocese of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Sydney (Chaldean Rite) was established (without ecclesiastical province)
2013.12.23Diocese of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne (Syro-Malabar Rite) was established (without ecclesiastical province)

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