Catholic Church


Union of the Comoros (Comoros)


Also known as: Komoren (Deutsch), Comoras (español), les Comores (français), Comore (Italiano), Komory (polski), Comores (Português), 科摩羅 (正體中文), コモロ (日本語), Insulæ Comorianæ (latine)

Continent: Southern Africa

Capital: Moroni

Neighbouring Countries: Mozambique Mozambique, → Mayotte Mayotte

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Apostolic Vicariates Apostolic Vicariate (1)

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Roman Rite (1): Archipel des Comores

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Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions

Apostolic Delegation: Comoro Islands Archbishop Tomasz Grysa (52)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale de l’Océan Indien (CEDOI) Bishop Alain Harel (73)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcopales d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (63)


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Statistics (Comoros, Mayotte) (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 7,000 Catholics (0.6% of 1,145,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 5 parishes

Clergy: 1 bishop (titular), 6 priests (religious)

Non-Clergy: 14 religious (1 brother, 13 sisters), 2 major seminarians, 5 catechists


Area: 2,235 km²

Population: 808,080

Religions: Sunni Muslim 98%, other (including Shia Muslim, Roman Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Protestant) 2%

Languages: Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomoro (official; a blend of Swahili and Arabic) (Comorian)

Ethnic Groups: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava

Motto: Unité, Justice, Progrès (French) (Unity, justice, progress)

Last updated on 2023.08.12

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