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)

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Area: 6,000 km²

Population: 4,543,126

Saints: 107 Saints

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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

Neighbouring Countries: Israel Israel, → Jordan Jordan

Jurisdictions (7): Patriarchates Patriarchate (1), Titular Patriarchates Patriarchal See (1), Patriarchal Exarchates Patriarchal Exarchate (3), Patriarchal Territories Patriarchal Territory (2)

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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Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (6), Basilicas Basilicas (5), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (10)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

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.) Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (57)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian, I.C.P.B. (76)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (76)

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 (78)

Assembly of Ordinaries: Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (57)

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

Last updated on 2023.03.18

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