Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in Senegal

Senegal
DateAscendingChange
1763Apostolic Prefecture of Sénégal was established (from Diocese of Funchal)
1863.02.06Apostolic Vicariate of Senegambia was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Deux Guinées et Sénégambie)
1936.01.27Apostolic Vicariate of Senegambia was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Dakar
1936.01.27Apostolic Prefecture of Sénégal was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Saint-Louis du Sénégal
1939.04.25Apostolic Prefecture of Ziguinchor was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Dakar)
1952.07.10Apostolic Prefecture of Ziguinchor was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Ziguinchor
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Dakar was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dakar (with suffragan see Ziguinchor)
1955.09.14Apostolic Vicariate of Ziguinchor was promoted as Diocese of Ziguinchor (became suffragan of Dakar)
1957.01.21Apostolic Prefecture of Kaolack was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dakar and Diocese of Ziguinchor)
1965.07.06Apostolic Prefecture of Kaolack was promoted as Diocese of Kaolack (became suffragan of Dakar)
1966.02.15Apostolic Prefecture of Saint-Louis du Sénégal was promoted as Diocese of Saint-Louis du Sénégal (became suffragan of Dakar)
1969.02.06Diocese of Thiès was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dakar and became suffragan of Dakar)
1970.08.13Apostolic Prefecture of Tambacounda was established (from Diocese of Kaolack and Diocese of Saint-Louis du Sénégal)
1989.04.17Apostolic Prefecture of Tambacounda was promoted as Diocese of Tambacounda (became suffragan of Dakar)
1999.12.22Diocese of Kolda was established (from Diocese of Ziguinchor and became suffragan of Dakar)
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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