Catholic Church


Independent State of Samoa (Samoa)


Also known as: Samoa (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski, Português, latine), les Samoa (français), 薩摩亞 (正體中文), サモア (日本語)

Formerly: Western Samoa

Continent: Oceania

Capital: Apia

Area: 2,821 km²

Population: 200,108

Religions: Protestant 52.6% (Congregationalist 29%, Methodist 12.4%, Assembly of God 6.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 4.4%), Roman Catholic 18.8%, Mormon 16.9%, Worship Centre 2.8%, other Christian 6.3%, other Protestant 2.4%, other 2.4% (includes Baha'i, Muslim), none 0.2%

Languages: Samoan (Polynesian) (official) 91.1%, Somoan/English 6.7%, English (official) 0.5%, other 0.2%, unspecified 1.6%

Ethnic Groups: Samoan 97.4%, other 2.6%

Motto: Fa’avae i le Atua Samoa (Samoan) (God be the Foundation of Samoa)

Neighbouring Countries: Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna, ↖ Tuvalu Tuvalu, ↑ Tokelau Tokelau, → American Samoa American Samoa, ↓ Tonga Tonga

Circumscriptions (1): Metr. Archdioceses (1)

Roman Rite (1): Samoa–Apia

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Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

CardinalsCardinals: Past Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (1), Basilicas Basilicas (1)

Apostolic Nunciature: Samoa

Conference of Bishops: Conferentia Episcopalis Pacifici (C.E. PAC.) Link Bishop Paul Patrick Donoghue, S.M. (69)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (F.C.B.C.O.) Archbishop Peter Loy Chong (57)

as of 2018.11.18

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