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Republic of Peru (Peru)

Peru

Also known as: Peru (Deutsch, polski, Português), Perú (español), le Pérou (français), Perù (Italiano), 秘魯 (正體中文), ペルー (日本語), Peruvia (latine)

Continent: South America

Capital: Lima

Area: 1,279,996 km²

Population: 31,036,656

Patron Saints: Saint Rose of Lima, Saint Martín de Porres Velázquez, Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo

Saints: 6 Saints, 6 Blesseds

Liturgical Calendar 📅

Religions: Roman Catholic 60%, other Christian 14.6% (includes evangelical 11.1%, other 3.5%), other 0.3%, none 4%, unspecified 21.1%

Languages: Spanish (official) 82.9%, Quechua (official) 13.6%, Aymara (official) 1.6%, other native languages (includes a large number of minor Amazonian languages) 0.8%, other (includes foreign languages and sign language) 0.2%, none 0.1%, unspecified 0.7%

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 60.2%, Amerindian 25.8%, white 5.9%, African descent 3.6%, other (includes Chinese and Japanese descent) 1.2%, unspecified 3.3%

Motto: Firme y feliz por la unión (Spanish) (Steady and Happy for the Union)

Neighbouring Countries: Ecuador Ecuador, ↑ Colombia Colombia, → Brazil Brazil, ↘ Bolivia Bolivia, ↓ Chile Chile


Circumscriptions (46): Metr. Archdioceses (7), Dioceses (20), Territorial Prelatures (10), Military Ordinariates (1), Apostolic Vicariates (8)


Roman Rite (46): Abancay, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Ayaviri, Cajamarca, Callao, Carabayllo, Caravelí, Chachapoyas, Chiclayo, Chimbote, Chosica, Chota, Chulucanas, Chuquibamba, Chuquibambilla, Cusco, Huacho, Huamachuco, Huancavélica, Huancayo, Huánuco, Huaraz, Huarí, Ica, Iquitos, Jaén en Perú, Juli, Lima, Lurín, Moyobamba, Obispado Castrense del Perú, Piura, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Requena, San José de Amazonas, San Ramón, Santiago Apóstol de Huancané, Sicuani, Tacna y Moquegua, Tarma, Trujillo, Yauyos, Yurimaguas


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (2 electors/2 total): Cardinal Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.J. (77)Barreto Jimeno (77), Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne (77)Cipriani Thorne (77) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (49), Basilicas Basilicas (13), National Shrines National Shrines (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (24)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Peru Archbishop Nicola Girasoli (64)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal Peruana LinkTwitter Feed Archbishop Héctor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M. (73)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Archbishop Héctor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M. (73)


as of 2021.08.23

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