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Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ethiopia)

Ethiopia

Also known as: Äthiopien (Deutsch), Etiopía (español), l'Éthiopie (français), Etiopia (Italiano, polski), Etiópia (Português), 埃塞俄比亞 (正體中文), エチオピア (日本語), Aethiopia (latine)

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Capital: Addis Ababa

Area: 1,000,000 km²

Population: 105,350,020

Patron Saints: St. Frumentius, St. George

Religions: Ethiopian Orthodox 43.5%, Muslim 33.9%, Protestant 18.5%, traditional 2.7%, Catholic 0.7%, other 0.6%

Languages: Oromo (official working language in the State of Oromiya) 33.8%, Amharic (official national language) 29.3%, Somali (official working language of the State of Sumale) 6.2%, Tigrigna (Tigrinya) (official working language of the State of Tigray) 5.9%, Sidamo 4%, Wolaytta 2.2%, Gurage 2%, Afar (official working language of the State of Afar) 1.7%, Hadiyya 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, Gedeo 1.3%, Opuuo 1.2%, Kafa 1.1%, other 8.1%, English (major foreign language taught in schools), Arabic

Ethnic Groups: Oromo 34.4%, Amhara (Amara) 27%, Somali (Somalie) 6.2%, Tigray (Tigrinya) 6.1%, Sidama 4%, Gurage 2.5%, Welaita 2.3%, Hadiya 1.7%, Afar (Affar) 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, Gedeo 1.3%, Silte 1.3%, Kefficho 1.2%, other 8.8%

Neighbouring Countries: South Sudan South Sudan, ↖ Sudan Sudan, ↑ Eritrea Eritrea, → Djibouti Djibouti, → Somalia Somalia, ↓ Kenya Kenya


Circumscriptions (13): Metropolitanates (1), Dioceses (3), Apostolic Vicariates (8), Apostolic Prefectures (1)


Roman Rite (9): Awasa, Gambella, Harar, Hosanna, Jimma–Bonga, Meki, Nekemte, Robe, Soddo

Ethiopic Church (4): Addis Abeba, Adigrat, Bahir Dar–Dessie, Emdeber


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


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (70)Souraphiel (70) | All Cardinals

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


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (13)

Documents Documents


Apostolic Nunciature: Ethiopia Archbishop Luigi Bianco (58)

Holy See Representation: African Union (AU) Link Archbishop Luigi Bianco (58)

Conference of Bishops: Ethiopian and Eritrean Episcopal Conference Link Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (70)

Council of Churches: Council of the Ethiopian Church Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (70)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) Link Bishop Charles Joseph Sampa Kasonde (49)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (60)


as of 2018.11.18

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