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Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka

Also known as: Sri Lanka (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski, Português), le Sri Lanka (français), 斯里蘭卡 (正體中文), スリランカ (日本語), Taprobane (latine)

Formerly: Ceylon

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte

Population: 19,905,000

Area: 64,740 km²

Patron Saints: St. Lawrence, St. Thomas

Religions: Buddhist 70%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 7%

Languages: Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%, English (understood by 10%)

Neighbouring Countries: Maldives Maldives, ↖ India India


Circumscriptions (12): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (11)


Roman Rite (12): Anuradhapura, Badulla, Batticaloa, Chilaw, Colombo, Galle, Jaffna, Kandy, Kurunegala, Mannar, Ratnapura, Trincomalee


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


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don (66)Patabendige Don (66) | All Cardinals

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


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (12), Basilicas Basilicas (1), National Shrines National Shrines (2)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Sri Lanka Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn Tốt (65)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don (66)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (69)


as of 2014.08.08

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