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Italian Republic (Italy)

Italy

Also known as: Italien (Deutsch), l'Italie (français), Italia (español, Italiano, latine), Włochy (polski), Itália (Português), 意大利 (正體中文), イタリア (日本語)

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Rome

Area: 294,140 km²

Population: 62,137,802

Patron Saints: Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Catherine of Siena

Saints: 1233 Saints, 587 Blesseds

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Religions: Christian 80% (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with very small groups of Jehovah's Witnesses and Protestants), Muslim (about 800,000 to 1 million), atheist and agnostic 20%

Languages: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

Ethnic Groups: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)

Neighbouring Countries: France France, ↑ Switzerland Switzerland, ↗ Austria Austria, ↗ Slovenia Slovenia, ↗ Croatia Croatia, → Montenegro Montenegro, → Albania Albania, ↘ Greece Greece, ↓ Tunisia Tunisia, ↓ Malta Malta, ☉ Vatican City State Vatican City State, ☉ San Marino San Marino


Circumscriptions (228): Papal See (1), Patriarchates (1), Metr. Archdioceses (40), Archdioceses (20), Dioceses (155), Territorial Prelatures (2), Territorial Abbacies (6), Apostolic Exarchates (1), Military Ordinariates (1), Personal Prelature (1)


Roman Rite (223): Acerenza, Acerra, Acireale, Acqui, Adria–Rovigo, Agrigento, Alba, Albano, Albenga–Imperia, Ales–Terralba, Alessandria, Alghero–Bosa, Alife–Caiazzo, Altamura–Gravina–Acquaviva delle Fonti, Amalfi–Cava de’ Tirreni, Anagni–Alatri, Ancona–Osimo, Andria, Aosta, Arezzo–Cortona–Sansepolcro, Ariano Irpino–Lacedonia, Ascoli Piceno, Assisi–Nocera Umbra–Gualdo Tadino, Asti, Avellino, Aversa, Avezzano, Bari–Bitonto, Belluno–Feltre, Benevento, Bergamo, Biella, Bologna, Bolzano–Bressanone, Brescia, Brindisi–Ostuni, Cagliari, Caltagirone, Caltanissetta, Camerino–San Severino Marche, Campobasso–Boiano, Capua, Carpi, Casale Monferrato, Caserta, Cassano all’Jonio, Castellaneta, Catania, Catanzaro–Squillace, Cefalù, Cerignola–Ascoli Satriano, Cerreto Sannita–Telese–Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Cesena–Sarsina, Chiavari, Chieti–Vasto, Chioggia, Città di Castello, Civita Castellana, Civitavecchia–Tarquinia, Como, Concordia–Pordenone, Conversano–Monopoli, Cosenza–Bisignano, Crema, Cremona, Crotone–Santa Severina, Cuneo, Fabriano–Matelica, Faenza–Modigliana, Fano–Fossombrone–Cagli–Pergola, Fermo, Ferrara–Comacchio, Fidenza, Fiesole, Firenze, Foggia–Bovino, Foligno, Forlì–Bertinoro, Fossano, Frascati, Frosinone–Veroli–Ferentino, Gaeta, Genova, Gorizia, Grosseto, Gubbio, Iglesias, Imola, Ischia, Isernia–Venafro, Ivrea, Jesi, L’Aquila, La Spezia–Sarzana–Brugnato, Lamezia Terme, Lanciano–Ortona, Lanusei, Latina–Terracina–Sezze–Priverno, Lecce, Livorno, Locri–Gerace, Lodi, Loreto, Lucca, Lucera–Troia, Macerata–Tolentino–Recanati–Cingoli–Treia, Manfredonia–Vieste–San Giovanni Rotondo, Mantova, Massa Carrara–Pontremoli, Massa Marittima–Piombino, Matera–Irsina, Mazara del Vallo, Melfi–Rapolla–Venosa, Messina–Lipari–Santa Lucia del Mela, Mileto–Nicotera–Tropea, Modena–Nonantola, Molfetta–Ruvo–Giovinazzo–Terlizzi, Mondovì, Monreale, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Montecassino, Montepulciano–Chiusi–Pienza, Montevergine, Napoli, Nardò–Gallipoli, Nicosia, Nocera Inferiore–Sarno, Nola, Noto, Novara, Nuoro, Oppido Mamertina–Palmi, Opus Dei, Ordinariato Militare in Italia, Oria, Oristano, Orvieto–Todi, Ostia, Otranto, Ozieri, Padova, Palermo, Palestrina, Parma, Patti, Pavia, Perugia–Città della Pieve, Pesaro, Pescara–Penne, Pescia, Piacenza–Bobbio, Piazza Armerina, Pinerolo, Pisa, Pistoia, Pitigliano–Sovana–Orbetello, Pompei, Porto–Santa Rufina, Potenza–Muro Lucano–Marsico Nuovo, Pozzuoli, Prato, Ragusa, Ravenna–Cervia, Reggio Calabria–Bova, Reggio Emilia–Guastalla, Rieti, Rimini, Roma, Rossano–Cariati, Sabina–Poggio Mirteto, Salerno–Campagna–Acerno, Saluzzo, San Benedetto del Tronto–Ripatransone–Montalto, San Marco Argentano–Scalea, San Marino–Montefeltro, San Miniato, San Severo, Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi–Conza–Nusco–Bisaccia, Santissima Trinità di Cava de’ Tirreni, Sassari, Savona–Noli, Senigallia, Sessa Aurunca, Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino, Siracusa, Sora–Cassino–Aquino–Pontecorvo, Sorrento–Castellammare di Stabia, Spoleto–Norcia, Subiaco, Sulmona–Valva, Susa, Taranto, Teano–Calvi, Teggiano–Policastro, Tempio–Ampurias, Teramo–Atri, Termoli–Larino, Terni–Narni–Amelia, Tivoli, Torino, Tortona, Trani–Barletta–Bisceglie, Trapani, Trento, Treviso, Tricarico, Trieste, Trivento, Tursi–Lagonegro, Udine, Ugento–Santa Maria di Leuca, Urbino–Urbania–Sant’Angelo in Vado, Vallo della Lucania, Velletri–Segni, Venezia, Ventimiglia–San Remo, Vercelli, Verona, Vicenza, Vigevano, Viterbo, Vittorio Veneto, Volterra

Ambrosian Rite (1): Milano

Italo-Albanese Church (3): Lungro, Piana degli Albanesi, Santa Maria di Grottaferrata

Ukrainian Church (1): Italy


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CardinalsCardinals (21 electors/47 total): Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B. (83)Amato (83), Cardinal Ennio Antonelli (84)Antonelli (84), Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (78)Bagnasco (78), Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri (81)Baldisseri (81), Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti (79)Bassetti (79), Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu (73)Becciu (73), Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello (79)Bertello (79), Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B. (86)Bertone (86), Cardinal Giuseppe Betori (74)Betori (74), Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan (95)Cacciavillan (95), Cardinal Domenico Calcagno (78)Calcagno (78), Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap. (87)Cantalamessa (87), Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (83)Coccopalmerio (83), Cardinal Angelo Comastri (78)Comastri (78), Cardinal Angelo De Donatis (67)De Donatis (67), Cardinal Salvatore De Giorgi (91)De Giorgi (91), Cardinal Luigi De Magistris (95)De Magistris (95), Cardinal Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. (88)Farina (88), Cardinal Enrico Feroci (81)Feroci (81), Cardinal Fernando Filoni (75)Filoni (75), Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, O.F.M. Conv. (55)Gambetti (55), Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo (86)Lajolo (86), Cardinal Augusto Paolo Lojudice (57)Lojudice (57), Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino (88)Martino (88), Cardinal Edoardo Menichelli (82)Menichelli (82), Cardinal Francesco Montenegro (75)Montenegro (75), Cardinal Francesco Monterisi (87)Monterisi (87), Cardinal Pietro Parolin (66)Parolin (66), Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi (73)Petrocchi (73), Cardinal Mauro Piacenza (77)Piacenza (77), Cardinal Severino Poletto (88)Poletto (88), Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (78)Ravasi (78), Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re (87)Re (87), Cardinal Paolo Romeo (83)Romeo (83), Cardinal Camillo Ruini (90)Ruini (90), Cardinal Angelo Scola (79)Scola (79), Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani (90)Sebastiani (90), Cardinal Marcello Semeraro (73)Semeraro (73), Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe (78)Sepe (78), Cardinal Angelo Sodano (93)Sodano (93), Cardinal Beniamino Stella (80)Stella (80), Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, C.S. (81)Tomasi (81), Cardinal Agostino Vallini (81)Vallini (81), Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò (83)Vegliò (83), Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi (78)Versaldi (78), Cardinal Mario Zenari (75)Zenari (75), Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi (66)Zuppi (66) | All Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (503), Basilicas Basilicas (580), National Shrines National Shrines (3), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (133)

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Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Italy Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig (74)

Holy See Representation: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Link Msgr. Fernando Chica Arellano (58)

Holy See Representation: International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) Link

Conference of Bishops: Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (C.E.I.) LinkTwitter Feed Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti (79)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Link Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (63)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Link Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (60)


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