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Catholic Church

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Republic of Chile (Chile)

Chile

Also known as: Chile (Deutsch, español, polski, Português), le Chili (français), Cile (Italiano), 智利 (正體中文), チリ (日本語), Chilia (latine)

Continent: South America

Capital: Santiago

Population: 17,363,894

Area: 748,800 km²

Patron Saints: St. James Major, St. Francis Solano, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Religions: Roman Catholic 66.7%, Evangelical or Protestant 16.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1%, other 3.4%, none 11.5%, unspecified 1.1%

Languages: Spanish 99.5% (official), English 10.2%, indigenous 1% (includes Mapudungun, Aymara, Quechua, Rapa Nui), other 2.3%, unspecified 0.2%

Motto: Por la razón o la fuerza (Spanish) (By reason or by strength)

Neighbouring Countries: Peru Peru, ↗ Bolivia Bolivia, → Argentina Argentina


Circumscriptions (27): Metr. Archdioceses (5), Dioceses (19), Territorial Prelatures (1), Military Ordinariates (1), Apostolic Vicariates (1)


Roman Rite (27): Antofagasta, Aysén, Chillán, Concepción, Copiapó, Illapel, Iquique, La Serena, Linares, Melipilla, Obispado Castrense de Chile, Osorno, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Rancagua, San Bernardo, San Carlos de Ancud, San Felipe, San Juan Bautista de Calama, San Marcos de Arica, Santa María de los Ángeles, Santiago, Talca, Temuco, Valdivia, Valparaíso, Villarrica


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


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/3 total): Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, I.Sch. (84)Errázuriz Ossa (84), Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B. (75)Ezzati Andrello (75), Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez (90)Medina Estévez (90) | All Cardinals

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


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (29), Basilicas Basilicas (9), National Shrines National Shrines (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (17)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Chile Archbishop Ivo Scapolo (64)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal de Chile (C.E.C.H.) Link Bishop Santiago Jaime Silva Retamales (62)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (75)


as of 2017.10.14

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