Catholic Church


Republic of Paraguay (Paraguay)


Also known as: Paraguay (Deutsch, español, Italiano), le Paraguay (français), Paragwaj (polski), Paraguai (Português), 巴拉圭 (正體中文), パラグアイ (日本語), Paraguaia (latine)

Continent: South America

Capital: Asunción

Area: 397,302 km²

Population: 6,943,739

Patron Saints: Nuestra Señora de Caacupé, Saint Blaise of Sebaste

Saints: 1 Saint, 1 Blessed

Religions: Roman Catholic 89.6%, Protestant 6.2%, other Christian 1.1%, other or unspecified 1.9%, none 1.1%

Languages: Spanish (official), Guarani (official)

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Spanish and Amerindian) 95%, other 5%

Motto: Paz y justicia (Spanish) (Peace and justice)

Neighbouring Countries: Argentina Argentina, ↑ Bolivia Bolivia, → Brazil Brazil

Jurisdictions (15): Metr. Archdioceses Metr. Archdiocese (1), Dioceses Diocese (11), Military Ordinariates Military Ordinariate (1), Apostolic Vicariates Apostolic Vicariate (2)

Roman Rite (15): Asunción, Benjamín Aceval, Caacupé, Carapeguá, Chaco Paraguayo, Ciudad del Este, Concepción, Coronel Oviedo, Encarnación, Obispado de las Fuerzas Armadas y la Policia Nacional del Paraguay, Pilcomayo, San Juan Bautista, San Lorenzo, San Pedro, Villarrica

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

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Adalberto Martínez Flores (71)Martínez Flores (71) | All Cardinals

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

Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (15), Basilicas Basilicas (2), National Shrines National Shrines (3), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (2)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Paraguay Archbishop Eliseo Antonio Ariotti (74)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal Paraguaya (C.E.P.) Cardinal Adalberto Martínez Flores (71)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) Archbishop Héctor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M. (74)

Last updated on 2023.01.25

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