Catholic Church



(Country of United Kingdom United Kingdom)


Also known as: Wales (Deutsch, Hrvatski, Nederlands), Gales (español), Pays de Galles (français), Galles (Italiano), Walia (polski), País de Gales (Português), An Bhreatain Bheag (Gaeilge), 威爾士 (正體中文), ウェールズ (日本語), 웨일스 (한국어), Cambria (latine)

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Cardiff

Area: 20,779 km²

Population: 3,113,200

Patron Saint: Saint David of Menevia

Saints: 20 Saints, 8 Blesseds

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Religions: Christian 57.6%, Islam 1.5%

Languages: English, Welsh (about 20%)

Motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh) (Wales for ever)

Neighbouring Countries: Northern Ireland Northern Ireland, ↖ Ireland Ireland, → England England

Jurisdictions (7): Metr. Archdioceses Metr. Archdiocese (1), Dioceses Diocese (4), Military Ordinariates Military Ordinariate (1), Personal Ordinariates Personal Ordinariate (1)

Roman Rite (4): Bishopric of the Forces in Great Britain, Cardiff, Menevia, Wrexham

Anglican Rite (1): Our Lady of Walsingham

Syro-Malabar Church (1): Great Britain

Ukrainian Church (1): Holy Family of London

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Apostolic Nunciature: Great Britain

Conference of Bishops: Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols (77)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (64)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (61)

Last updated on 2023.03.17

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