Catholic Church


Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus)


Also known as: Zypern (Deutsch), Chipre (español, Português), Chypre (français), Cipro (Italiano), Cypr (polski), 塞浦路斯 (正體中文), キプロス (日本語), Cyprus (latine)

By Type (2)

Patriarchal Sees (Patriarchates) Patriarchate (1)

Archiepiscopal Sees (Archdioceses) Archdiocese (1)

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Roman Rite (1): Jerusalem

Maronite Church (1): Cyprus

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Apostolic Nunciature: Cyprus Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso (59)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (58)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Maronite Church Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, O.M.M. (83)

Assembly of Ordinaries: Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (58)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Bishop Mariano Crociata (70)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (62)


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Patron Saint: Saint Barnabas

Saints: 29 Saints, 1 Blessed

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Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Nicosia

Area: 9,241 km²

Population: 1,221,549

Neighbouring Countries: Turkiye Turkiye, → Syria Syria, ↘ Lebanon Lebanon, ↘ Israel Israel

Cultural Summary

Religions: Orthodox Christian 89.1%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Protestant/Anglican 2%, Muslim 1.8%, Buddhist 1%, other (includes Maronite, Armenian Church, Hindu) 1.4%, unknown 1.1%, none/atheist 0.6%

Languages: Greek (official) 80.9%, Turkish (official) 0.2%, English 4.1%, Romanian 2.9%, Russian 2.5%, Bulgarian 2.2%, Arabic 1.2%, Filipino 1.1%, other 4.3%, unspecified 0.6%

Ethnic Groups: Greek 98.8%, other 1% (includes Maronite, Armenian, Turkish-Cypriot), unspecified 0.2%

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 9,251 km²

Catholic Population: 38,000 Catholics (4.4% of 872,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 16 parishes, 1 other centre

Clergy: 1 bishop (diocesan), 57 priests (17 diocesan, 40 religious), 3 permanent deacons (diocesan)

Non-Clergy: 54 religious (9 brothers, 45 sisters), 1 major seminarian, 240 missionaries, 40 catechists


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Last updated on 2023.11.30

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