Catholic Church


Swiss Confederation (Switzerland)


Also known as: Schweiz (Deutsch), Suiza (español), la Suisse (français), Svizzera (Italiano), Szwajcaria (polski), Suíça (Português), 瑞士 (正體中文), スイス (日本語), Helvetia (latine)

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Berne

Area: 39,997 km²

Population: 8,236,303

Patron Saints: St. Gall, St. Nicholas of Flüe

Religions: Roman Catholic 37.3%, Protestant 24.9%, other Christian 5.8%, Muslim 5.1%, other 1.4%, Jewish 0.2%, none 23.9%, unspecified 1.3%

Languages: German (or Swiss German) (official) 63%, French (official) 22.7%, Italian (official) 8.1%, English 4.9%, Portuguese 3.7%, Albanian 3%, Serbo-Croatian 2.4%, Spanish 2.2%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 7.1%

Ethnic Groups: German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%

Motto: Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno (Latin) (One for all, all for one)

Neighbouring Countries: France France, ↑ Germany Germany, → Austria Austria, → Liechtenstein Liechtenstein, ↓ Italy Italy

Circumscriptions (10): Dioceses (8), Territorial Abbacies (2)

Roman Rite (9): Annecy, Basel, Chur, Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg, Lugano, Maria Einsiedeln, Saint-Maurice d’Agaune, Sankt Gallen, Sion

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 Kurt Koch (68)Koch (68), Cardinal Henri Schwery (86)Schwery (86) | All Cardinals

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

Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (10), Basilicas Basilicas (12), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (3)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Switzerland Archbishop Thomas Edward Gullickson (68)

Holy See Representation: Office of the United Nations and Specialized Institutions in Geneva (UNOG) Link Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič (66)

Holy See Representation: World Trade Organization (WTO) Link Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič (66)

Holy See Representation: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Link Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič (66)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Suisses (C.E.S.) Link Bishop Charles Morerod, O.P. (57)

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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