Pope Francis on Thursday created the new Ecclesiastical Province of Chittagong in Bangladesh. While raising Chittagong Diocese to the status of Archdiocese, he also elevated Bishop Moses Costa of Chittagong to the rank of Archbishop. For administrative purposes, dioceses around the globe are grouped into Ecclesiastical Provinces within countries or regions. Each Ecclesiastical Province is named after the Archdiocese, that includes several dioceses called suffragans. Chittagong Ecclesiastical Province now has been assigned Khulna and Barisal as suffragans. So far all of Bangladesh’s 8 dioceses formed a single Ecclesiatical Province of Dhaka but now with the creation of Chittagong Ecclesiastical Province, Bangladesh has two archdioceses.