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

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

By Type (2)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (1)

Apostolic Vicariates Apostolic Vicariate (1)

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Roman Rite (2): Port-Louis, Rodrigues

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Apostolic Nunciature: Mauritius 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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Cardinal Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp. (82)Maurice Piat, C.S.Sp. (82)

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Saints: 1 Blessed

Statistics (Mauritius, French Southern Territories) (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 372,000 Catholics (28.2% of 1,320,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 53 parishes

Clergy: 1 bishop (diocesan), 91 priests (44 diocesan, 47 religious), 5 permanent deacons (4 diocesan, 1 religious)

Non-Clergy: 178 religious (14 brothers, 164 sisters), 8 members of secular institutes (sisters), 9 major seminarians, 3,105 catechists


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)

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