Catholic Church


Republic of Nicaragua (Nicaragua)


Also known as: Nicaragua (Deutsch, español, Italiano, latine), le Nicaragua (français), Nikaragua (polski), Nicarágua (Português), 尼加拉瓜 (正體中文), ニカラグア (日本語)

Continent: Central America

Capital: Managua

Population: 5,360,000

Area: 120,254 km²

Patron Saints: St. James Major, Our Lady of El Viejo

Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant

Languages: Spanish (official), English and Spanish (official) [English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast]

Motto: En Dios Confiamos (Spanish) (In God We Trust)

Neighbouring Countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, ← El Salvador El Salvador, ↖ Honduras Honduras

Circumscriptions (8): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (6), Apostolic Vicariates (1)

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CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/2 total): Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano (65)Brenes Solórzano (65), Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo, S.D.B. (88)Obando Bravo (88) | All Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (9), Basilicas Basilicas (3), National Shrines National Shrines (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Nicaragua Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu (53)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal de Nicaragua (C.E.N.) Link Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón (48)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Secretariado Episcopal de América Central y Panamá (S.E.D.A.C.) Link Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano (65)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes (64)

as of 2014.03.18

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