Catholic Church


Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt)


Also known as: Ägypten (Deutsch), Egipto (español), l’Égypte (français), Egitto (Italiano), Egipt (polski), Egito (Português), 埃及 (正體中文), エジプト (日本語), Ægyptus (latine)

Continents: Western and Northern Africa, Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Cairo

Area: 995,450 km²

Population: 97,041,072

Patron Saint: Saint Mark the Evangelist

Saints: 169 Saints, 2 Blesseds

Religions: Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 90%, Christian (majority Coptic Orthodox, other Christians include Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, Maronite, Orthodox, and Anglican) 10%

Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

Ethnic Groups: Egyptian 99.7%, other 0.3%

Neighbouring Countries: Libya Libya, ↗ Israel Israel, → Jordan Jordan, → Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, ↓ Sudan Sudan

Jurisdictions (17): Patriarchates Patriarchate (1), Titular Patriarchates Patriarchal See (1), Dioceses Diocese (13), Apostolic Vicariates Apostolic Vicariate (1), Patriarchal Territories Patriarchal Territory (1)

Roman Rite (1): Alexandria of Egypt–Heliopolis of Egypt–Port-Said

Armenian Church (1): Iskanderiya

Chaldean Church (1): Cairo

Coptic Church (10): Abu Qurqas, Al Qusia, Alexandria, Alexandria, Assiut, Guizeh, Ismayliah, Luqsor, Minya, Sohag

Greek-Melkite Church (2): Alexandria, Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan

Maronite Church (1): Cairo

Syriac Church (1): Cairo

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (19), Basilicas Basilicas (2)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Egypt Archbishop Nicolas Henry Marie Denis Thevenin (64)

Holy See Representation: League of Arab States (LAS) Archbishop Nicolas Henry Marie Denis Thevenin (64)

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

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian, I.C.P.B. (76)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Catholic Coptic Church Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak (67)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Maronite Church Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, O.M.M. (82)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (78)

Assembly of Ordinaries: Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak (67)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Conseil des Patriarches Catholiques d’Orient (C.P.C.O.) Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, O.M.M. (82)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.)

Last updated on 2023.01.25

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