Catholic Church


People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (Algeria)


Also known as: Algerien (Deutsch), Argelia (español), l’Algérie (français), Algeria (Italiano), Algieria (polski), Argélia (Português), 阿爾及利亞 (正體中文), アルジェリア (日本語), Algerium (latine)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Algiers

Neighbouring Countries: Mali Mali, ← Mauritania Mauritania, ← Western Sahara Western Sahara, ↖ Morocco Morocco, ↖ Spain Spain, ↗ Tunisia Tunisia, → Libya Libya, ↘ Niger Niger

By Type (4)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (1)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (3)

By Rite

Roman Rite (4): Alger–Iulia Caesarea, Constantine–Hippo Regius, Laghouat, Oran

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Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions

Apostolic Nunciature: Algeria Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal (57)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale Régionale du Nord de l’Afrique (C.E.R.N.A.) Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B. (71)

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)


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Cathedrals Cathedrals (4)

Basilicas Basilicas (2)

World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)


Patron Saint: Saint Cyprian

Saints: 65 Saints, 20 Blesseds

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Statistics (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 8,000 Catholics (0.0% of 45,054,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 30 parishes, 5 other centres

Clergy: 7 bishops (4 diocesan, 3 titular), 70 priests (22 diocesan, 48 religious)

Non-Clergy: 145 religious (22 brothers, 123 sisters), 3 major seminarians, 14 missionaries


Area: 2,381,740 km²

Population: 40,969,443

Religions: Muslim (official; predominantly Sunni) 99%, other (includes Christian and Jewish) <1%

Languages: Arabic (official), French (lingua franca), Berber or Tamazight (official); dialects include Kabyle Berber (Taqbaylit), Shawiya Berber (Tacawit), Mzab Berber, Tuareg Berber (Tamahaq)

Ethnic Groups: Arab-Berber 99%, European less than 1%

Motto: Bil-shaʿb wa lil-shaʿb (Arabic) (By the people and for the people)

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