Catholic Church


Russian Federation (Russia)


Also known as: Russland (Deutsch), Rusia (español), la Russie (français), Russia (Italiano, latine), Rosja (polski), Rússia (Português), Россия (русский язык), 俄羅斯 (正體中文), ロシア (日本語)

Formerly: Soviet Union

Continents: East Europe, South and East Asia, Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Moscow

Area: 16,377,742 km²

Population: 142,257,519

Patron Saints: Saint Andrew (November 30), Saint Nicholas of Myra (December 6)

Saints: 5 Saints, 10 Blesseds

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Religions: Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2%

Languages: Russian (official) 85.7%, Tatar 3.2%, Chechen 1%, others 10.1%

Ethnic Groups: Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%, unspecified 3.9%

Motto: С нами Бог (Russian) (God is with us)

Neighbouring Countries: Ukraine Ukraine, ← Belarus Belarus, ← Latvia Latvia, ← Estonia Estonia, ↖ Finland Finland, → USA USA, ↘ China China, ↘ Japan Japan, ↘ North Korea North Korea, ↓ Mongolia Mongolia, ↓ Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, ↓ Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, ↓ Georgia Georgia

Jurisdictions (7): Metr. Archdioceses Metr. Archdiocese (1), Dioceses Diocese (3), Apostolic Exarchates Apostolic Exarchate (1), Ordinariates Ordinariate (1), Apostolic Prefectures Apostolic Prefecture (1)

Roman Rite (5): Mother of God at Moscow, Saint Clement at Saratov, Saint Joseph at Irkutsk, Transfiguration at Novosibirsk, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk

Armenian Church (1): East Europe

Russian Church (1): Russia

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (7), Basilicas Basilicas (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Apostolic Nunciature: Russian Federation Archbishop Giovanni D’Aniello (68)

Conference of Bishops: Conferenza dei Vescovi Cattolici della Federazione Russa (C.V.C.F.R.) Archbishop Pavel Pezzi, F.S.C.B. (62)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (61)

Last updated on 2023.03.17

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