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Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos)

Laos

Also known as: Laos (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski, Português), le Laos (français), 老撾 (正體中文), ラオス (日本語), Laotia (latine)

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Vientiane

Area: 230,800 km²

Population: 7,126,706

Religions: Buddhist 64.7%, Christian 1.7%, none 31.4%, other/not stated 2.1%

Languages: Lao (official), French, English, various ethnic languages

Ethnic Groups: Lao 53.2%, Khmou 11%, Hmong 9.2%, Phouthay 3.4%, Tai 3.1%, Makong 2.5%, Katong 2.2%, Lue 2%, Akha 1.8%, other 11.6%

Motto: (Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity)

Neighbouring Countries: Myanmar Myanmar, ↑ China China, → Vietnam Vietnam, ↓ Cambodia Cambodia, ↓ Thailand Thailand


Circumscriptions (4): Apostolic Vicariates (4)


Roman Rite (4): Luang Prabang, Pakse, Savannakhet, Vientiane


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


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, I.V.D. (74)Ling Mangkhanekhoun (74) | All Cardinals

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


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (4)

Documents Documents


Apostolic Delegation: Laos Archbishop Paul Tschang In-nam (68)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale du Laos et du Cambodge Bishop Olivier Michel Marie Schmitthaeusler, M.E.P. (48)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (73)


as of 2018.10.24

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