Catholic Church


Republic of Djibouti (Djibouti)


Also known as: Dschibuti (Deutsch), Yibuti (español), Gibuti (Italiano), Djibouti (français, Português), Dżibuti (polski), 吉布提 (正體中文), ジブチ (日本語), Dzibutum (latine)

Formerly: Afars and Issas, French Somaliland

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Capital: Djibouti

Area: 23,180 km²

Population: 865,267

Saints: 1 Saint

Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%

Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar

Ethnic Groups: Somali 60%, Afar 35%, other 5% (includes French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian)

Motto: Itixaad, Gudboonaan, Ammaan (Somali); Unité, Égalité, Paix (French) (Unity, Equality, Peace)

Neighbouring Countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, ← Eritrea Eritrea, ↑ Yemen Yemen, ↘ Somalia Somalia

Jurisdictions (1): Dioceses Diocese (1)

Roman Rite (1): Djibouti

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Documents Documents

Apostolic Nunciature: Djibouti Archbishop Antoine Camilleri (57)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (57)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) Bishop Charles Joseph Sampa Kasonde (54)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcopales d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (63)

Last updated on 2023.03.17

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