Catholic Church


Republic of Sudan (Sudan)


Also known as: Sudán (español), le Soudan (français), Sudan (Deutsch, Italiano, polski), Sudão (Português), 蘇丹 (正體中文), スーダン (日本語), Sudania (latine)

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Capital: Khartoum

Population: 30,894,000

Area: 1,886,068 km²

Patron Saint: St. Josephine Bakhita

Religions: Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)

Languages: Arabic (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English

Motto: An-Naṣr Linā (Arabic) (Victory is Ours)

Neighbouring Countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, ← Chad Chad, ↖ Libya Libya, ↑ Egypt Egypt, → Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, → Eritrea Eritrea, ↘ Ethiopia Ethiopia, ↓ South Sudan South Sudan

Circumscriptions (5): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (2), Patriarchal Territories (2)

Roman Rite (2): El Obeid, Khartoum

Armenian Church (1): Iskanderiya

Greek-Melkite Church (1): Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan

Syrian Church (1): Sudan and South Sudan

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

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako (73)Zubeir Wako (73) | All Cardinals

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

Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (2)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Sudan Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen (53)

Conference of Bishops: Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (S.C.B.C.) Link Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako (73)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) Link Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (66)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (56)

as of 2015.01.11

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