Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Bulgaria

See a list of abbreviations used in this list. See also our listing of current ecclesial jurisdictions.

We ask our readers to kindly help us find out from where the jurisdictions in Bulgaria were originally detached.

Claes.Tande@katolsk.no
1601
Sardica / Sofia (restored) - (Ottoman Empire) Bulgaria
1642
Sardica / Sofia (AD) - (Ottoman Empire) Bulgaria
1648?
Nicopoli (detached from ....) - (Ottoman Empire) Bulgaria
1758
Sardica / Sofia (vacant, but territory ruled by Apostolic Vicars) - (Ottoman Empire) Bulgaria
1867
Sofia and Plovdiv (AV, for the territory of AD Sardica, which was de iure still a residential see until 1892) - (Ottoman Empire) Bulgaria
1892
Sardica / Sofia (now a mere titular AD) - (Ottoman Empire) Bulgaria
1926
Sofia [Bulg.-Byz.] (ApEx, erected as the Bulgarian Byzantine Church was reorganized, previously probably mainly part of AV Hadrianopolis [Bulg.-Byz.]) - Bulgaria
1979
Sofia and Plovdiv - Bulgaria
av Webmaster publisert 08.09.2004, sist endret 08.09.2004 - 12:11