Catholic Church


State of Israel (Israel)


Also known as: Israel (Deutsch, español, Português, latine), Israël (français), Israele (Italiano), Izrael (polski), 以色列 (正體中文), イスラエル (日本語)

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Jerusalem

Area: 20,330 km²

Population: 8,299,706

Saints: 87 Saints, 4 Blesseds

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Religions: Jewish 74.7%, Muslim 17.7%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.6%, other 4%

Languages: Hebrew (official), Arabic (used officially for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language)

Ethnic Groups: Jewish 74.7% (of which Israel-born 76.3%, Europe/America/Oceania-born 16.2%, Africa-born 4.8%, Asia-born 2.7%), non-Jewish 25.2% (mostly Arab)

Neighbouring Countries: Egypt Egypt, ↖ Cyprus Cyprus, ↑ Lebanon Lebanon, → Jordan Jordan, → Palestine Palestine

Jurisdictions (9): Patriarchates Patriarchate (1), Titular Patriarchates Patriarchal See (1), Archdioceses Archdiocese (2), Patriarchal Exarchates Patriarchal Exarchate (3), Patriarchal Territories Patriarchal Territory (2)

Roman Rite (1): Jerusalem

Armenian Church (1): Jerusalem and Amman

Chaldean Church (1): Jerusalem

Greek-Melkite Church (3): Akka, Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Maronite Church (2): Haifa and Holy Land, Jerusalem and Palestine

Syriac Church (1): Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

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Changes in Jurisdictions | Former Jurisdictions

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (2), Basilicas Basilicas (4), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Israel Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (74)

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 Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian, I.C.P.B. (76)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (76)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Maronite Church Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, O.M.M. (82)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (78)

Assembly of Ordinaries: Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (57)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Conseil des Patriarches Catholiques d’Orient (C.P.C.O.) Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, O.M.M. (82)

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