Catholic Church


Republic of Mauritius (Mauritius)


Also known as: Mauricio (español), Maurice (français), Mauritius (Deutsch, Italiano, polski, latine), Maurícia (Português), 毛里裘斯 (正體中文), モーリシャス (日本語), Mauritia (latine)

Continent: Southern Africa

Capital: Port Louis

Area: 2,030 km²

Population: 1,356,388

Religions: Hindu 48.5%, Roman Catholic 26.3%, Muslim 17.3%, other Christian 6.4%, other 0.6%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1%

Languages: Creole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, two languages 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes English, the official language of the National Assembly, which is spoken by less than 1% of the population), unspecified 0.1%

Ethnic Groups: Indo-Mauritian (compose approximately two thirds of the total population), Creole, Sino-Mauritian, Franco-Mauritian

Motto: Stella Clavisque Maris Indici (Latin) (Star and key of the Indian Ocean)

Neighbouring Countries: Réunion Réunion, ← Madagascar Madagascar, ↗ British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory, ↘ French Southern Territories French Southern Territories

Circumscriptions (2): Dioceses (1), Apostolic Vicariates (1)

Roman Rite (2): Port-Louis, Rodrigues

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Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp. (77)Piat (77) | All Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (2)

Celebrations Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Mauritius Archbishop Paolo Rocco Gualtieri (58)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale de l’Océan Indien (CEDOI) Bishop Gilbert Guillaume Marie-Jean Aubry (76)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (61)

as of 2019.03.22

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