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Catholic Church

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Republic of Guatemala (Guatemala)

Guatemala

Also known as: Guatemala (Deutsch, español, Italiano, Português), le Guatemala (français), Gwatemala (polski), 瓜地馬拉 (正體中文), グアテマラ (日本語), Guatimalia (latine)

Continent: Central America

Capital: Guatemala City

Area: 107,159 km²

Population: 15,460,732

Patron Saints: St. James Major, Our Lady of the Rosary

Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Maya beliefs

Languages: Spanish (official) 68.9%, Maya languages 30.9% (K'iche 8.7%, Q'eqchi 7%, Mam 4.6%, Kaqchikel 4.3%, other 6.3%), other 0.3% (includes Xinca and Garifuna)

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian-Spanish - in local Spanish called Ladino) and European 60.1%, Maya 39.3% (K'iche 11.3%, Q'eqchi 7.6%, Kaqchikel 7.4%, Mam 5.5%, other 7.5%), non-Maya, non-mestizo 0.15% (Xinca (indigenous, non-Maya), Garifuna (mixed West and Central African, Island Carib, and Arawak)), other 0.5%

Motto: Libre Crezca Fecundo (Spanish) (Grow Free and Fertile)

Neighbouring Countries: Mexico Mexico, ↗ Belize Belize, → Honduras Honduras, ↘ El Salvador El Salvador


Circumscriptions (16): Metr. Archdioceses (2), Dioceses (11), Territorial Prelatures (1), Apostolic Vicariates (2)


Roman Rite (16): El Petén, Escuintla, Huehuetenango, Izabal, Jalapa, Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán, Quiché, San Francisco de Asís de Jutiapa, San Marcos, Santa Rosa de Lima, Santiago de Guatemala, Santo Cristo de Esquipulas, Sololá–Chimaltenango, Suchitepéquez–Retalhuleu, Vera Paz, Zacapa


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


CardinalsCardinals: Past Cardinals

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


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (19), Basilicas Basilicas (2), National Shrines National Shrines (3), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Guatemala Link Archbishop Nicolas Henry Marie Denis Thevenin (60)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala (CEG) Link Bishop Gonzalo de Villa y Vásquez, S.J. (64)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Secretariado Episcopal de América Central y Panamá (S.E.D.A.C.) Link Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas (59)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (76)


as of 2018.11.18

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