Catholic Church


Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)

Trinidad and Tobago

Also known as: Trinidad und Tobago (Deutsch), Trinidad y Tobago (español), la Trinité-et-Tobago (français), Trinidad e Tobago (Italiano, Português), Trynidad i Tobago (polski), 特立尼達和多巴 (正體中文), トリニダード・トバゴ (日本語), Trinitas et Tabacum (latine)

Continent: South America

Capital: Port of Spain

Neighbouring Countries: Venezuela Venezuela, ↖ Grenada Grenada

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Apostolic Nunciature: Trinidad and Tobago Archbishop Santiago De Wit Guzmán (59)

Holy See Representation: Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Conference of Bishops: Antilles Episcopal Conference (A.E.C.) Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon (64)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (63)


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Statistics (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 289,000 Catholics (21.1% of 1,368,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 61 parishes, 119 mission stations (without resident priest), 1 other centre

Clergy: 5 bishops (1 diocesan, 4 titular), 90 priests (57 diocesan, 33 religious), 16 permanent deacons (diocesan)

Non-Clergy: 117 religious (11 brothers, 106 sisters), 14 major seminarians, 2 missionaries, 735 catechists


Area: 5,128 km²

Population: 1,218,208

Religions: Protestant 32.1% (Pentecostal/Evangelical/Full Gospel 12%, Baptist 6.9%, Anglican 5.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 4.1%, Presbyterian/Congregational 2.5%, other Protestant 0.9%), Roman Catholic 21.6%, Hindu 18.2%, Muslim 5%, Jehovah's Witness 1.5%, other 8.4%, none 2.2%, unspecified 11.1%

Languages: English (official), Trinidadian Creole English, Tobagonian Creole English, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Trinidadian Creole French, Spanish, Chinese

Ethnic Groups: East Indian 35.4%, African 34.2%, mixed - other 15.3%, mixed - African/East Indian 7.7%, other 1.3%, unspecified 6.2%

Motto: Together we aspire, together we achieve (English)

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