Catholic Church


Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Pakistan)


Also known as: Pakistán (español), le Pakistan (français), Pakistan (Deutsch, Italiano, polski), Paquistão (Português), 巴基斯坦 (正體中文), パキスタン (日本語), Pakistania (latine)

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Islamabad

Population: 196,174,380

Area: 778,720 km²

Patron Saint: St. Thomas

Religions: Muslim (official) 96.4% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.6%

Languages: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Saraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashto (alternate name, Pashtu) 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%

Motto: Iman, Ittihad, Nazam (Urdu) (Unity, Faith, Discipline)

Neighbouring Countries: Iran Iran, ↖ Afghanistan Afghanistan, ↗ China China, → India India

Circumscriptions (7): Metr. Archdioceses (2), Dioceses (4), Apostolic Vicariates (1)

Roman Rite (7): Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Islamabad–Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Quetta

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

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Joseph Coutts (73)Coutts (73) | All Cardinals

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

Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (7)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Pakistan

Conference of Bishops: Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (P.C.B.C.) Link Archbishop Joseph Arshad (54)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (73)

as of 2018.10.18

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