Catholic Church


Hellenic Republic (Greece)


Also known as: Griechenland (Deutsch), Grecia (español, Italiano), la Grèce (français), Grecja (polski), Grécia (Português), Ελλάδα (Ελληνικά), 希臘 (正體中文), ギリシャ (日本語), Græcia (latine)

Continent: East Europe

Capital: Athens

Area: 130,647 km²

Population: 10,768,477

Patron Saints: Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint Nicholas of Myra

Saints: 118 Saints, 1 Blessed

Religions: Greek Orthodox (official) 81-90%, Muslim 2%, other 3%, none 4-15%, unspecified 1%

Languages: Greek (official) 99%, other (includes English and French) 1%

Ethnic Groups: Greek 93%, other (foreign citizens) 7%

Motto: Ελευθερία ή θάνατος (Greek) (Liberty or Death)

Neighbouring Countries: Italy Italy, ↖ Albania Albania, ↑ North Macedonia North Macedonia, ↑ Bulgaria Bulgaria, → Turkiye Turkiye

Jurisdictions (11): Metr. Archdioceses Metr. Archdiocese (2), Archdioceses Archdiocese (2), Dioceses Diocese (4), Apostolic Exarchates Apostolic Exarchate (1), Ordinariates Ordinariate (1), Apostolic Vicariates Apostolic Vicariate (1)

Roman Rite (9): Athens, Chios, Corfu–Zakynthos–Kefalonia, Crete, Naxos–Andros–Tinos–Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Syros–Milos, Thessaloniki

Armenian Church (1): Greece

Greek Church (1): Greece

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Greece Archbishop Jan Romeo Pawłowski (62)

Conference of Bishops: Conferentia Episcopalis Græciæ Bishop Petros Stefanou (59)

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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