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: 5,848,641

Area: 120,254 km²

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

Religions: Roman Catholic 58.5%, Protestant 23.2% (Evangelical 21.6%, Moravian 1.6%), Jehovah's Witnesses 0.9%, other 1.6%, none 15.7%

Languages: Spanish (official) 95.3%, Miskito 2.2%, Mestizo of the Caribbean coast 2%, other 0.5%

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

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

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

Roman Rite (8): Bluefields, Estelí, Granada, Jinotega, Juigalpa, León, Managua, Matagalpa

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

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/2 total): Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano (68)Brenes Solórzano (68), Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo, S.D.B. (91)Obando Bravo (91) | All Cardinals

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

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 (56)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal de Nicaragua (C.E.N.) LinkTwitter Feed Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano (68)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Secretariado Episcopal de América Central y Panamá (S.E.D.A.C.) Link Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A. (60)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (74)

as of 2017.04.10

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