Catholic Church


Kingdom of Eswatini (Eswatini)


Also known as: Ngwane (English), Swasiland (Deutsch), Suazilandia (español), le Swaziland (français), Swaziland (English, Italiano), Suazi (polski), Suazilândia (Português), 斯威士蘭 (正體中文), スワジランド (日本語), Swazia (latine)

Formerly: Swaziland

Continent: Southern Africa

Capital: Mbabane

Area: 17,204 km²

Population: 1,467,152

Religions: Christian 90% (Zionist - a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship - 40%, Roman Catholic 20%, other 30% - includes Anglican, Methodist, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness), Muslim 2%, other 8% (includes Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, indigenous religionist, Jewish)

Languages: English (official, used for government business), siSwati (official)

Ethnic Groups: African 97%, European 3%

Motto: Siyinqaba (Swati) (We are the fortress)

Neighbouring Countries: South Africa South Africa, ↗ Mozambique Mozambique

Jurisdictions (1): Dioceses Diocese (1)

Roman Rite (1): Manzini

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Apostolic Nunciature: Eswatini

Conference of Bishops: Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (S.A.C.B.C.) Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka (62)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (I.M.B.I.S.A.) Archbishop Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, O.M.I. (63)

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)

Last updated on 2023.03.17

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