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Portuguese Republic (Portugal)

Portugal

Also known as: Portugal (Deutsch, español, Português), le Portugal (français), Portogallo (Italiano), Portugalia (polski), 葡萄牙 (正體中文), ポルトガル (日本語), Lusitania (latine), Portugallia (latine)

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Lisbon

Area: 91,470 km²

Population: 10,839,514

Patron Saints: Imaculada Conceição da Virgem Santa Maria (December 8), Santo António de Lisboa (June 13)

Saints: 39 Saints, 55 Blesseds

Liturgical Calendar 📅

Religions: Roman Catholic 81%, other Christian 3.3%, other (includes Jewish, Muslim, other) 0.6%, none 6.8%, unspecified 8.3%

Languages: Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official, but locally used)

Ethnic Groups: homogeneous Mediterranean population; citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization number less than 100,000; since 1990, East Europeans have migrated to Portugal

Motto: O bem da Nação (Portuguese) (The good of the nation)

Neighbouring Countries: Spain Spain, ↘ Morocco Morocco


Circumscriptions (21): Patriarchates (1), Metr. Archdioceses (2), Dioceses (17), Military Ordinariates (1)


Roman Rite (21): Angra, Aveiro, Beja, Braga, Bragança–Miranda, Coimbra, Évora, Faro, Funchal, Guarda, Lamego, Leiria–Fátima, Lisboa, Ordinariato Castrense de Portugal, Portalegre–Castelo Branco, Porto, Santarém, Setúbal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, Viseu


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


CardinalsCardinals (3 electors/5 total): Cardinal José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça (55)de Mendonça (55), Cardinal António Augusto dos Santos Marto (74)dos Santos Marto (74), Cardinal Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente (72)Macário do Nascimento Clemente (72), Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro (83)Monteiro de Castro (83), Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F. (89)Saraiva Martins (89) | All Cardinals

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


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (31), Basilicas Basilicas (13), National Shrines National Shrines (3), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (12)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Portugal Archbishop Ivo Scapolo (67)

Conference of Bishops: Conferência Episcopal Portuguesa Link Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho, S.C.I. (67)

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 2021.05.06

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