Catholic Church


Republic of Singapore (Singapore)


Also known as: Singapur (Deutsch, español, polski), Singapour (français), Singapore (Italiano), 新加坡 (正體中文), シンガポール (日本語), Singapura (Português, latine)

Formerly: Temasik

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Singapore

Area: 709.2 km²

Population: 5,888,926

Saints: 1 Saint

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Religions: Buddhist 33.2%, Christian 18.8%, Muslim 14%, Taoist 10%, Hindu 5%, other 0.6%, none 18.5%

Languages: English (official) 36.9%, Mandarin (official) 34.9%, other Chinese dialects (includes Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew) 12.2%, Malay (official) 10.7%, Tamil (official) 3.3%, other 2%

Ethnic Groups: Chinese 74.3%, Malay 13.4%, Indian 9%, other 3.2%

Motto: Majulah Singapura (Malay) (Onward Singapore)

Neighbouring Countries: Malaysia Malaysia, ↓ Indonesia Indonesia

Jurisdictions (1): Archdioceses Archdiocese (1)

Roman Rite (1): Singapore

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Singapore Archbishop Marek Zalewski (60)

Holy See Representation: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Archbishop Piero Pioppo (62)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (B.C.M.S.B.) Bishop Sebastian Francis (71)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (74)

Last updated on 2023.05.19

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