Catholic Church


Kingdom of the Netherlands (Netherlands)


Also known as: Niederlande (Deutsch), Países Bajos (español), les Pays-Bas (français), Paesi Bassi (Italiano), Holandia (polski), Países Baixos (Português), Nederland (Nederlands), 荷蘭 (正體中文), オランダ (日本語), Nederlandia (latine)

Formerly: Holland

Dependencies: Aruba Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao Curaçao, Sint Maarten Sint Maarten

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Amsterdam

Population: 16,877,351

Area: 33,883 km²

Patron Saint: St. Willibrord (November 7)

Religions: Roman Catholic 28%, Protestant 19% (includes Dutch Reformed 9%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands, 7%, Calvinist 3%), other 11% (includes about 5% Muslim and lesser numbers of Hindu, Buddhist, Jehovah's Witness, and Orthodox), none 42%

Languages: Dutch (official)

Motto: Ik zal handhaven (Dutch); Je maintiendrai (French) (I will preserve)

Neighbouring Countries: England England, → Germany Germany, ↓ Belgium Belgium

Circumscriptions (9): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (7), Military Ordinariates (1)

Roman Rite (8): Breda, Groningen–Leeuwarden, Haarlem–Amsterdam, Military Ordinariate of the Netherlands, Roermond, Rotterdam, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Utrecht

Ukrainian Church (1): Saint-Vladimir-le-Grand de Paris

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

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/2 total): Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk (64)Eijk (64), Cardinal Adrianus Johannes Simonis (86)Simonis (86) | All Cardinals

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

Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (9), Basilicas Basilicas (27)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Netherlands Archbishop Aldo Cavalli (71)

Holy See Representation: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Link Archbishop Aldo Cavalli (71)

Conference of Bishops: Nederlandse Bisschoppenconferentie Link Bishop Johannes Harmannes Jozefus van den Hende (54)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Link Cardinal Reinhard Marx (64)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Link Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (75)

as of 2018.03.06

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