Catholic Church


Republic of Tunisia (Tunisia)


Also known as: Tunesien (Deutsch), Túnez (español), la Tunisie (français), Tunisia (Italiano), Tunezja (polski), Tunísia (Português), 突尼西亞 (正體中文), チュニジア (日本語), Tunesia (latine)

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Capital: Tunis

Neighbouring Countries: Algeria Algeria, ↑ Italy Italy, → Malta Malta, ↘ Libya Libya

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Roman Rite (1): Tunis

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Apostolic Nunciature: Tunisia Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal (57)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale Régionale du Nord de l’Afrique (C.E.R.N.A.) Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B. (71)

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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Saints: 130 Saints, 2 Blesseds

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Statistics (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 30,000 Catholics (0.3% of 11,789,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 10 parishes, 1 other centre

Clergy: 1 bishop (diocesan), 27 priests (6 diocesan, 21 religious)

Non-Clergy: 73 religious (4 brothers, 69 sisters), 7 major seminarians, 16 missionaries


Area: 155,360 km²

Population: 11,403,800

Religions: Muslim (official; Sunni) 99.1%, other (includes Christian, Jewish, Shia Muslim, and Baha'i) 1%

Languages: Arabic (official, one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce), Berber (Tamazight)

Ethnic Groups: Arab 98%, European 1%, Jewish and other 1%

Motto: Ḥurrīyah, Niẓām,ʿAdālah (Arabic) (Freedom, Order and Justice)

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