Catholic Church


Republic of Panama (Panama)


Also known as: Panama (Deutsch, polski, latine), le Panama (français), Panamá (español, Italiano, Português), 巴拿馬 (正體中文), パナマ (日本語)

Continents: Central America, South America

Capital: Panama City

Area: 74,340 km²

Population: 3,753,142

Patron Saint: Santa María la Antigua (September 9)

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Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%

Languages: Spanish (official), indigenous languages (including Ngabere (or Guaymi), Buglere, Kuna, Embera, Wounaan, Naso (or Teribe), and Bri Bri), Panamanian English Creole (similar to Jamaican English Creole; a mixture of English and Spanish with elements of Ngabere; also known as Guari Guari and Colon Creole), English, Chinese (Yue and Hakka), Arabic, French Creole, other (Yiddish, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese)

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 65%, Native American 12.3% (Ngabe 7.6%, Kuna 2.4%, Embera 0.9%, Bugle 0.8%, other 0.4%, unspecified 0.2%), black or African descent 9.2%, mulatto 6.8%, white 6.7%

Motto: Pro mundi beneficio (Latin) (For the benefit of the world)

Neighbouring Countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, ↘ Colombia Colombia

Circumscriptions (8): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (5), Territorial Prelatures (1), Apostolic Vicariates (1)

Roman Rite (8): Bocas del Toro, Chitré, Colón–Kuna Yala, Darién, David, Panamá, Penonomé, Santiago de Veraguas

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Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, O.A.R. (77)Lacunza Maestrojuán (77) | All Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (8), Basilicas Basilicas (3), National Shrines National Shrines (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (14)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Panama Link Archbishop Luciano Russo (58)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal de Panamá (C.E.P.) LinkFacebook Page Bishop Rafael Valdivieso Miranda (53)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Secretariado Episcopal de América Central y Panamá (S.E.D.A.C.) Link Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas (62)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Archbishop Héctor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M. (73)

as of 2021.10.12

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