archdiocese of Saint John's, Newfoundland

[basilica of Saint John the Baptist, archdiocese of Saint John's, Newfoundland, Canada] Founded as the Prefecture Apostolic of Newfoundland on 30 May 1784. Elevated to a Vicariate Apostolic on 5 January 1796. Elevated to the diocese of Newfoundand on 4 June 1847. Name changed to the Diocese of Saint John's on 29 February 1856. Elevated to an archdiocese on 8 February 1904. Suffragan dioceses include See also
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