Catholic Church


Republic of Malawi (Malawi)


Also known as: Malaui (español), le Malawi (français), Malawi (Deutsch, Italiano, polski, Português), 馬拉威 (正體中文), マラウイ (日本語), Malavium (latine)

Formerly: Nyasaland

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Capital: Lilongwe

Area: 94,080 km²

Population: 19,196,246

Religions: Protestant 27.2% (includes Church of Central Africa Presbyterian 17.7%, Seventh Day Adventist/Baptist 6.9%, Anglican 2.6%), Catholic 18.4%, other Christian 41%, Muslim 12.1%, other 0.3%, none 1%

Languages: English (official), Chichewa (common), Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Chilomwe, Chinkhonde, Chingoni, Chisena, Chitonga, Chinyakyusa, Chilambya

Ethnic Groups: Chewa 35.1%, Lomwe 18.9%, Yao 13.1%, Ngoni 12%, Tumbuka 9.4%, Sena 3.5%, Tonga 1.8%, Nyanja 1%, Nkhonde 0.9%, other 1.8%

Motto: Unity and Freedom (English)

Neighbouring Countries: Zambia Zambia, ↑ Tanzania Tanzania, ↓ Mozambique Mozambique

Circumscriptions (8): Metr. Archdioceses (2), Dioceses (6)

Roman Rite (8): Blantyre, Chikwawa, Dedza, Karonga, Lilongwe, Mangochi, Mzuzu, Zomba

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (8)

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Malawi Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone (56)

Conference of Bishops: Episcopal Conference of Malawi Link Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa, S.M.M. (57)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) Link Bishop Charles Joseph Sampa Kasonde (50)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo (74)

as of 2019.08.01

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