Catholic Church



(Overseas Department of France France)


Also known as: Réunion (Deutsch), Reunión (español), La Réunion (français), Riunione (Italiano), Reunion (polski), Reunião (Português), 留尼旺 (正體中文), レユニオン (日本語), Reunio (latine)

Continent: Southern Africa

Capital: Saint-Denis

Neighbouring Countries: Madagascar Madagascar, ↗ Mauritius Mauritius, ↘ French Southern Territories French Southern Territories

By Type (1)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (1)

By Rite

Roman Rite (1): Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion

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Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale de l’Océan Indien (CEDOI) Bishop Alain Harel (73)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcopales d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. (63)


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Cathedrals Cathedrals (1)

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Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy


Saints: 1 Blessed

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 690,000 Catholics (79.2% of 871,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 73 parishes

Clergy: 1 bishop (diocesan), 125 priests (52 diocesan, 73 religious), 26 permanent deacons (25 diocesan, 1 religious)

Non-Clergy: 228 religious (8 brothers, 220 sisters), 2 members of secular institutes (sisters), 6 major seminarians, 2,162 catechists


Area: 2,507 km²

Population: 865,826

Religions: Roman Catholic 86%, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist

Languages: French (official), Creole widely used

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Last updated on 2023.08.12

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