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Catholic Church

in

Kingdom of Belgium (Belgium)

Belgium

Also known as: Belgien (Deutsch), Bélgica (español, Português), la Belgique (français), Belgio (Italiano), Belgia (polski), 比利時 (正體中文), ベルギー (日本語), Belgica (latine)

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Brussels

Area: 30,278 km²

Population: 11,491,346

Patron Saint: St. Joseph

Religions: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant and other Christian 2.5%, Muslim 5%, Jewish 0.4%, Buddhist 0.3%, atheist 9.2%, none 32.6%

Languages: Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%

Ethnic Groups: Belgian 75%, Italian 4.1%, Moroccan 3.7%, French 2.4%, Turkish 2%, Dutch 2%, other 12.8%

Motto: Eendracht maakt macht (Dutch), L'union fait la force (French), Einigkeit gibt Stärke (German) (Unity gives Strength)

Neighbouring Countries: England England, ↑ Netherlands Netherlands, → Germany Germany, ↘ Luxembourg Luxembourg, ↓ France France


Circumscriptions (10): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (8), Military Ordinariates (1)


Roman Rite (9): Antwerpen, Bisdom bij de Krijgsmacht, Brugge, Gent, Hasselt, Liège, Mechelen–Brussel, Namur, Tournai

Ukrainian Church (1): Saint-Vladimir-le-Grand de Paris


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/2 total): Cardinal Godfried Danneels (85)Danneels (85), Cardinal Jozef De Kesel (71)De Kesel (71) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (13), Basilicas Basilicas (29), National Shrines National Shrines (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (5)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Belgium Archbishop Augustine Kasujja (72)

Apostolic Nunciature: European Union Archbishop Alain Paul Charles Lebeaupin (73)

Holy See Representation: International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) Link Msgr. Robrecht Boone (63)

Conference of Bishops: Bisschoppenconferentie van België LinkLink Cardinal Jozef De Kesel (71)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Link Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (60)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Link Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (75)


as of 2018.11.18

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