Catholic Church


State of Palestine (Palestine)


Also known as: Palästina (Deutsch), Palestina (español, Português), la Palestine (français), Autorità Nazionale Palestinese (Italiano), Palestyna (polski), 巴勒斯坦 (正體中文), パレスチナ (日本語), Palæstīna (latine)

By Type (7)

Patriarchal Sees (Patriarchates) Patriarchate (1)

Titular Patriarchal Sees Patriarchal See (1)

Patriarchal Exarchates Patriarchal Exarchate (3)

Territories Dependent on the Patriarch Patriarchal Territory (2)

By Rite

Roman Rite (1): Jerusalem

Armenian Church (1): Jerusalem and Amman

Chaldean Church (1): Jerusalem

Greek-Melkite Church (2): Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Maronite Church (1): Jerusalem and Palestine

Syriac Church (1): Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

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Apostolic Delegation: Jerusalem and Palestine Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (75)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (58)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian, I.C.P.B. (77)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (77)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Maronite Church Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, O.M.M. (83)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (79)

Assembly of Ordinaries: Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (58)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Conseil des Patriarches Catholiques d’Orient (C.P.C.O.) Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, O.M.M. (83)

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total)

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (58)Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (58)

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Saints: 116 Saints

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Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Area: 6,000 km²

Population: 4,543,126

Neighbouring Countries: Israel Israel, → Jordan Jordan

Cultural Summary

Religions: Muslim 80-85% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 12-14%, Christian 1-2.5% (mainly Greek Orthodox), other, unaffiliated, unspecified <1%

Languages: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)

Ethnic Groups: Palestinian Arab, Jewish, others

Last updated on 2023.11.30

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