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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)

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Tehran

Population: 69,019,000

Area: 1,636,000 km²

Patron Saint: St. Maruthas

Religions: Shi’a Muslim 89%, Sunni Muslim 9%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha’i 2%

Languages: Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%

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

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


Circumscriptions (6): Metr. Archdioceses (2), Archdioceses (2), Dioceses (2)


Roman Rite (1): Isfahan

Armenian Church (1): Ispahan

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


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 (3)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Iran Archbishop Leo Boccardi (61)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch Nersès Bédros XIX Tarmouni (74)

Assembly of Ordinaries: Iranian Episcopal Conference Archbishop Ignazio Bedini, S.D.B. (75)


as of 2014.10.30

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