Catholic Church


Hellenic Republic (Greece)


Also known as: Griechenland (Deutsch), Grecia (español, Italiano), la Grèce (français), Grecja (polski), Grécia (Português), Ελλάδα (Ελληνικά), 希臘 (正體中文), ギリシャ (日本語), Graecia (latine)

Continent: East Europe

Capital: Athens

Area: 130,647 km²

Population: 10,768,477

Patron Saints: St. Andrew, St. George, St. Nicholas of Myra

Religions: Greek Orthodox (official) 81-90%, Muslim 2%, other 3%, none 4-15%, unspecified 1%

Languages: Greek (official) 99%, other (includes English and French) 1%

Ethnic Groups: Greek 93%, other (foreign citizens) 7%

Motto: Ελευθερία ή θάνατος (Greek) (Liberty or Death)

Neighbouring Countries: Italy Italy, ↖ Albania Albania, ↑ Macedonia Macedonia, ↑ Bulgaria Bulgaria, → Turkey Turkey

Circumscriptions (11): Metr. Archdioceses (2), Archdioceses (2), Dioceses (4), Apostolic Exarchates (1), Ordinariates (1), Apostolic Vicariates (1)

Roman Rite (9): Athens, Chios, Corfu–Zakynthos–Kefalonia, Crete, Naxos–Andros–Tinos–Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Syros, Thessaloniki

Armenian Church (1): Greece

Greek Church (1): Greece

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (12), Basilicas Basilicas (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Greece Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, S.D.B. (68)

Conference of Bishops: Conferentia Episcopalis Græciæ LinkLink Archbishop Sevastianos Rossolatos (74)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Link Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (60)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Link Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (76)

as of 2019.01.18

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