Catholic Church


Kingdom of Sweden (Sweden)


Also known as: Schweden (Deutsch), Suecia (español, latine), la Suède (français), Svezia (Italiano), Szwecja (polski), Suécia (Português), Sverige (Svenska), 瑞典 (正體中文), スウェーデン (日本語), Svecia (latine)

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Stockholm

Area: 410,335 km²

Population: 9,960,487

Patron Saints: St. Bridget of Sweden, St. Gall, St. Ansgar, St. Eric

Religions: Church of Sweden (Lutheran) 63.5%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 8.1%, none or unspecified 28.4%

Languages: Swedish (official)

Ethnic Groups: indigenous population: Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities; most common countries of origin among immigrants: Syria, Finland, Iraq, Poland, Iran

Motto: För Sverige – i tiden (Swedish) (For Sweden – With the times)

Neighbouring Countries: Denmark Denmark, ← Norway Norway, → Finland Finland, ↘ Åland Islands Åland Islands, ↓ Poland Poland, ↓ Germany Germany

Circumscriptions (2): Dioceses (1), Apostolic Exarchates (1)

Roman Rite (1): Stockholm

Ukrainian Church (1): Deutschland und Skandinavien

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CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Anders Arborelius, O.C.D. (69)Arborelius (69) | All Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Sweden Archbishop James Patrick Green (68)

Conference of Bishops: Conferentia Episcopalis Scandiæ Link Bishop Czeslaw Kozon (67)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Link Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (60)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Link Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (75)

as of 2018.11.18

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