Catholic Church


Republic of Iceland (Iceland)


Also known as: Island (Deutsch), Islandia (español, polski, latine), l’Islande (français), Islanda (Italiano), Islândia (Português), Ísland (Íslenska), 冰島 (正體中文), アイスランド (日本語)

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Reykjavik

Area: 100,250 km²

Population: 339,747

Patron Saint: Saint Thorlak Thorhallsson (December 23)

Saints: 2 Saints

Religions: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland (official) 69.9%, Roman Catholic 3.8%, Reykjavik Free Church 2.9%, Hafnarfjordur Free Church 2%, Asatru Association 1.1%, The Independent Congregation 1%, other religions 4% (includes Zuist and Pentecostal), none 6.1%, other or unspecified 9.2%

Languages: Icelandic, English, Nordic languages, German

Ethnic Groups: homogeneous mixture of descendants of Norse and Celts 94%, population of foreign origin 6%

Neighbouring Countries: Greenland Greenland, ↗ Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard and Jan Mayen, → Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, ↘ Scotland Scotland, ↓ Ireland Ireland

Jurisdictions (1): Dioceses Diocese (1)

Roman Rite (1): Reykjavík

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Iceland Archbishop Julio Murat (61)

Conference of Bishops: Conferentia Episcopalis Scandiæ Bishop Czeslaw Kozon (71)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (64)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (61)

Last updated on 2023.03.18

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