GCatholic.org


Catholic Church

in

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Jordan)

Jordan

Also known as: Jordanien (Deutsch), Jordania (español, polski), la Jordanie (français), Giordania (Italiano), Jordânia (Português), 約旦 (正體中文), ヨルダン (日本語), Iordania (latine)

Formerly: Transjordan

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Amman

Area: 88,802 km²

Population: 10,248,069

Religions: Muslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <0.1, folk religionist <0.1, unaffiliated <0.1, other <0.1

Languages: Arabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)

Ethnic Groups: Jordanian 69.3%, Syrian 13.3%, Palestinian 6.7%, Egyptian 6.7%, Iraqi 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes Armenian, Circassian)

Motto: Allāh, Al-Waṭan, Al-Malīk (Arabic) (God, country, sovereign)

Neighbouring Countries: Egypt Egypt, ← Israel Israel, ← Palestine Palestine, ↑ Syria Syria, → Iraq Iraq, ↘ Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia


Circumscriptions (6): Patriarchates (1), Archdioceses (1), Patriarchal Exarchates (3), Patriarchal Territories (1)


Roman Rite (1): Jerusalem

Armenian Church (1): Jerusalem and Amman

Chaldean Church (1): Jordan

Greek-Melkite Church (1): Petra and Philadelphia

Maronite Church (1): Jordan

Syriac Church (1): Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)


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 (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Jordan Link Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martín (55)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) Link Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (53)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch Grégoire Pierre XX Ghabroyan (83)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Maronite Church Link Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï (78)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (73)

Assembly of Ordinaries: Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (53)


as of 2018.10.24

© 2018 GCatholic.org

Up