Catholic Church


Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)


Also known as: Litauen (Deutsch), Lituania (español, Italiano, latine), la Lituanie (français), Litwa (polski), Lituânia (Português), Lietuva (lietuvių kalba), 立陶宛 (正體中文), リトアニア (日本語)

Continent: East Europe

Capital: Vilnius

Neighbouring Countries: Poland Poland, ↙ Russia Russia, ↑ Latvia Latvia, ↘ Belarus Belarus

By Type (9)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (2)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (5)

Ordinariates for the Faithful of the Eastern Rite Ordinariate (1)

Military Ordinariates Military Ordinariate (1)

By Rite

Roman Rite (8): Kaišiadorys, Kaunas, Lietuvos kariuomenės ordinariatas, Panevėžys, Šiauliai, Telšiai–Klaipėda, Vilkaviškis, Vilnius

Armenian Church (1): East Europe

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Apostolic Nunciature: Lithuania Archbishop Petar Rajič (64)

Conference of Bishops: Conferentia Episcopalis Lituaniæ (L.V.K.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (61)

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 (61)

CardinalsCardinals (0 electors/2 total)

Cardinal Audrys Juozas Bačkis (86)Audrys Juozas Bačkis (86)

Cardinal Sigitas Tamkevičius, S.J. (84)Sigitas Tamkevičius, S.J. (84)

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Basilicas Basilicas (8)

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Patron Saints: Saint Casimir, Saint Cunigunde of Luxembourg

Saints: 4 Saints, 9 Blesseds

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Statistics (2021.12.31)

Catholic Population: 2,136,000 Catholics (76.4% of 2,796,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 710 parishes, 227 other centres

Clergy: 16 bishops (7 diocesan, 9 titular), 763 priests (657 diocesan, 106 religious), 12 permanent deacons (9 diocesan, 3 religious)

Non-Clergy: 516 religious (18 brothers, 498 sisters), 10 members of secular institutes (sisters), 48 major seminarians, 842 catechists


Area: 62,680 km²

Population: 2,823,859

Religions: Roman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Old Believer 0.8%, Evangelical Lutheran 0.6%, Evangelical Reformist 0.2%, other (including Sunni Muslim, Jewish, Greek Catholic, and Karaite) 0.8%, none 6.1%, unspecified 10.1%

Languages: Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other 0.9%, unspecified 3.5%

Ethnic Groups: Lithuanian 84.1%, Polish 6.6%, Russian 5.8%, Belarusian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.2%

Motto: Tautos jėga vienybėje (Lithuanian) (The strength of the nation lies in unity)

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Last updated on 2023.08.12

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