Catholic Church

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Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran)

Iran

Also known as: Irán (español), l’Iran (français), Iran (Deutsch, Italiano, polski), Irão (Português), 伊朗 (正體中文), イラン (日本語), Irania (latine)

Formerly: Persia

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Tehran

Area: 1,531,595 km²

Population: 82,021,564

Patron Saint: Saint Maruthas of Martyropolis

Saints: 6 Saints

Religions: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian) 0.3%, unspecified 0.4%

Languages: Persian (official), Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, Arabic, others

Ethnic Groups: Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes

Motto: Esteqlāl, āzādī, jomhūrī-ye eslāmī (Persian) (Independence, freedom, Islamic Republic)

Neighbouring Countries: Qatar Qatar, ↙ Bahrain Bahrain, ← Kuwait Kuwait, ← Iraq Iraq, ↖ Turkiye Turkiye, ↖ Armenia Armenia, ↖ Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, ↗ Turkmenistan Turkmenistan, → Afghanistan Afghanistan, ↘ Pakistan Pakistan, ↓ Oman Oman, ↓ United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates


Jurisdictions (6): Metr. Archdioceses Metr. Archdiocese (2), Archdioceses Archdiocese (2), Dioceses Diocese (2)


Roman Rite (1): Tehran–Isfahan

Armenian Church (1): Ispahan

Chaldean Church (4): Ahvaz, Salmas, Tehran, Urmyā


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


CardinalsCardinals: Past Cardinals

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


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (6)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Iran Archbishop Andrzej Józwowicz (58)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (57)

Conference of Bishops: Iranian Episcopal Conference Archbishop Dominique Joseph Mathieu, O.F.M. Conv. (59)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian, I.C.P.B. (76)


Last updated on 2023.01.25

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