Catholic Church


Hong Kong

(Special Administrative Region of China China)

Hong Kong

Also known as: Hongkong (Deutsch, polski), Hong Kong (español, français, Italiano, Português), 香港 (正體中文, 简体中文, 日本語), Hongcongum (latine), Siamkiamum (latine)

Continent: South and East Asia

Neighbouring Countries: Macau Macau, ↖ China China

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Roman Rite (1): Hong Kong 香港

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Apostolic Nunciature: China

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (74)

CardinalsCardinals (0 electors/2 total)

Cardinal John Tong Hon (84)John Tong Hon (湯漢) (84)

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, S.D.B. (91)Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, S.D.B. (陳日君) (91)

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Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau 臺港澳

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Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Saints: 1 Saint, 1 Blessed

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Statistics (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 612,000 Catholics (8.3% of 7,413,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 52 parishes, 90 other centres

Clergy: 4 bishops (1 diocesan, 3 titular), 296 priests (76 diocesan, 220 religious), 26 permanent deacons (diocesan)

Non-Clergy: 586 religious (57 brothers, 529 sisters), 4 members of secular institutes (1 brother, 3 sisters), 62 major seminarians, 1,511 catechists


Area: 1,073 km²

Population: 7,191,503

Religions: Buddhist or Taoist 27.9%, Protestant 6.7%, Roman Catholic 5.3%, Muslim 4.2%, Hindu 1.4%, Sikh 0.2%, other or none 54.3%

Languages: Cantonese (official) 88.9%, English (official) 4.3%, Mandarin (official) 1.9%, other Chinese dialects 3.1%, other 1.9%

Ethnic Groups: Chinese 92%, Filipino 2.5%, Indonesian 2.1%, other 3.4%

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