Catholic Church


Republic of Latvia (Latvia)


Also known as: Lettland (Deutsch), Letonia (español), la Lettonie (français), Lettonia (Italiano, latine), Łotwa (polski), Letónia (Português), 拉脫維亞 (正體中文), ラトビア (日本語)

Continent: East Europe

Capital: Riga

Area: 62,249 km²

Population: 1,944,643

Saints: 1 Saint

Religions: Lutheran 19.6%, Orthodox 15.3%, other Christian 1%, other 0.4%, unspecified 63.7%

Languages: Latvian (official) 56.3%, Russian 33.8%, other 0.6% (includes Polish, Ukrainian, and Belarusian), unspecified 9.4%

Ethnic Groups: Latvian 62%, Russian 25.4%, Belarusian 3.3%, Ukrainian 2.2%, Polish 2.1%, Lithuanian 1.2%, other 3.8%

Motto: Tēvzemei un Brīvībai (Latvian) (For Fatherland and Freedom)

Neighbouring Countries: Estonia Estonia, → Russia Russia, ↘ Belarus Belarus, ↓ Lithuania Lithuania

Circumscriptions (5): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (3), Ordinariates (1)

Roman Rite (4): Jelgava, Liepāja, Rēzekne–Aglona, Riga

Armenian Church (1): East Europe

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CardinalsCardinals (0 electors/1 total): Cardinal Jānis Pujats (90)Pujats (90) | All Cardinals

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Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Latvia Archbishop Petar Rajič (61)

Conference of Bishops: Latvijas Biskapu Konference Link Bishop Viktors Stulpins (49)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Link Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (62)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Link Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (78)

as of 2021.06.03

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