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Catholic Church

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Republic of Chile (Chile)

Chile

Also known as: Chile (Deutsch, español, polski, Português), le Chili (français), Cile (Italiano), 智利 (正體中文), チリ (日本語), Chilia (latine)

Continent: South America

Capital: Santiago

Area: 743812 km²

Population: 17,789,267

Patron Saints: Saint James Major, Saint Francis Solanus, Nuestra Señora del Carmen (July 16)

Saints: 2 Saints, 2 Blesseds

Liturgical Calendar 📅

Religions: Roman Catholic 66.7%, Evangelical or Protestant 16.4%, Jehovah's Witness 1%, other 3.4%, none 11.5%, unspecified 1.1%

Languages: Spanish 99.5% (official), English 10.2%, indigenous 1% (includes Mapudungun, Aymara, Quechua, Rapa Nui), other 2.3%, unspecified 0.2%

Ethnic Groups: white and non-indigenous 88.9%, Mapuche 9.1%, Aymara 0.7%, other indigenous groups 1% (includes Rapa Nui, Likan Antai, Quechua, Colla, Diaguita, Kawesqar, Yagan or Yamana), unspecified 0.3%

Motto: Por la razón o la fuerza (Spanish) (By reason or by strength)

Neighbouring Countries: Peru Peru, ↗ Bolivia Bolivia, → Argentina Argentina


Circumscriptions (27): Metr. Archdioceses (5), Dioceses (19), Territorial Prelatures (1), Military Ordinariates (1), Apostolic Vicariates (1)


Roman Rite (27): Antofagasta, Aysén, Concepción, Copiapó, Illapel, Iquique, La Serena, Linares, Melipilla, Obispado Castrense de Chile, Osorno, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Rancagua, San Bartolomé de Chillán, San Bernardo, San Carlos de Ancud, San Felipe, San Juan Bautista de Calama, San Marcos de Arica, Santa María de los Ángeles, Santiago, Talca, Temuco, Valdivia, Valparaíso, Villarrica


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (2 electors/4 total): Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap. (76)Aós Braco (76), Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, I.Sch. (88)Errázuriz Ossa (88), Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B. (79)Ezzati Andrello (79), Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez (94)Medina Estévez (94) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (28), Basilicas Basilicas (9), National Shrines National Shrines (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (17)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Chile Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martín (58)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal de Chile (C.E.C.H.) Link Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap. (76)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Archbishop Héctor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M. (73)


as of 2021.09.13

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