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)

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Nicosia

Area: 9,241 km²

Population: 1,221,549

Patron Saint: Saint Barnabas

Saints: 29 Saints, 1 Blessed

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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%

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

Jurisdictions (2): Patriarchates Patriarchate (1), Archdioceses Archdiocese (1)

Roman Rite (1): Jerusalem

Maronite Church (1): Cyprus

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Cyprus Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso (58)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (57)

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 Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (57)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (64)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (61)

Last updated on 2023.03.17

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