Catholic Church


Republic of 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: Maldives Maldives, ↖ Pakistan Pakistan, ↑ China China, ↗ Nepal Nepal, ↗ Bhutan Bhutan, → Myanmar Myanmar, → Bangladesh Bangladesh, ↘ Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

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

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 (74)Toppo (74) | 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 (61)

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 2014.09.03

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