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Republic of India (India)

India

Also known as: Indien (Deutsch), India (español, Italiano, latine), l'Inde (français), Indie (polski), Índia (Português), 印度 (正體中文), インド (日本語)

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: New Delhi

Population: 1,065,070,000

Area: 2,973,190 km²

Patron Saints: St. Thomas, St. Francis Xavier, Our Lady of Assumption

Religions: Hindu 81.3%, Muslim 12%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other groups including Buddhist, Jain, Parsi 2.5%

Languages: English (enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication); Hindi (the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people); 14 other official languages

Motto: Satyameva Jayate (Sanskrit) (Truth alone triumphs)

Neighbouring Countries: Pakistan Pakistan, ↑ China China, ↗ Nepal Nepal, ↗ Bhutan Bhutan, → Myanmar Myanmar, → Bangladesh Bangladesh, ↘ Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, ↓ Maldives Maldives


Circumscriptions (168): Titular Patriarchates (1), Major Archdioceses (2), Metr. Archdioceses (28), Dioceses (137)


Roman Rite (131): Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Ajmer, Allahabad, Alleppey, Ambikapur, Amravati, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Balasore, Bangalore, Bareilly, Baroda, Baruipur, Belgaum, Bellary, Berhampur, Bettiah, Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Bombay, Bongaigaon, Buxar, Calcutta, Calicut, Chikmagalur, Chingleput, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuddapah, Cuttack–Bhubaneswar, Daltonganj, Darjeeling, Delhi, Dharmapuri, Dibrugarh, Dindigul, Diphu, Dumka, East Indies, Eluru, Gandhinagar, Goa and Daman, Gulbarga, Gumla, Guntur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hazaribag, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalpaiguri, Jammu–Srinagar, Jamshedpur, Jashpur, Jhabua, Jhansi, Jowai, Kannur, Karwar, Khammam, Khandwa, Khunti, Kohima, Kottapuram, Kottar, Krishnagar, Kumbakonam, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madras and Mylapore, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Miao, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, Nalgonda, Nashik, Nellore, Neyyattinkara, Nongstoin, Ootacamund, Palayamkottai, Patna, Pondicherry and Cuddalore, Poona, Port Blair, Punalur, Purnea, Quilon, Raiganj, Raigarh, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimoga, Simdega, Simla and Chandigarh, Sindhudurg, Sivagangai, Srikakulam, Sultanpet, Tanjore, Tezpur, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Tura, Tuticorin, Udaipur, Udupi, Varanasi, Vasai, Vellore, Verapoly, Vijayapuram, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal

Syro-Malabar Church (29): Adilabad, Belthangady, Bhadravathi, Bijnor, Chanda, Changanacherry, Ernakulam–Angamaly, Faridabad, Gorakhpur, Idukki, Irinjalakuda, Jagdalpur, Kalyan, Kanjirapally, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Mananthavady, Mandya, Palai, Palghat, Rajkot, Ramanathapuram, Sagar, Satna, Tellicherry, Thamarasserry, Thuckalay, Trichur, Ujjain

Syro-Malankar Church (8): Bathery, Marthandam, Mavelikkara, Moovatupuzha, Pathanamthitta, Puthur, Tiruvalla, Trivandrum


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


CardinalsCardinals (5 electors/5 total): Cardinal George Alencherry (69)Alencherry (69), Cardinal Ivan Dias (78)Dias (78), Cardinal Oswald Gracias (69)Gracias (69), Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (55)Thottunkal (55), Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (75)Toppo (75) | All Cardinals

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


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (181), Basilicas Basilicas (21), National Shrines National Shrines (3)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: India Link Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio (62)

Conference of Bishops: Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (C.C.B.I.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (69)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (C.B.C.I.) Link Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (55)

Major Archiepiscopal Synod: Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church Link Cardinal George Alencherry (69)

Major Archiepiscopal Synod: Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church LinkLink Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (55)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (69)


as of 2014.11.20

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