Catholic Church


Republic of Slovenia (Slovenia)


Also known as: Slowenien (Deutsch), Eslovenia (español), la Slovénie (français), Slovenia (Italiano, latine), Słowenia (polski), Eslovénia (Português), Slovenija (slovenščina), 斯洛文尼亞 (正體中文), スロベニア (日本語)

By Type (7)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (2)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (5)

By Rite

Roman Rite (6): Celje, Koper, Ljubljana, Maribor–Lavant, Murska Sobota, Novo Mesto

Byzantine Church in Croatia and Serbia (1): Križevci

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Apostolic Nunciature: Slovenia Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich (68)

Conference of Bishops: Slovenska Škofovska Konferenca Bishop Andrej Saje (57)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Bishop Mariano Crociata (70)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (62)

CardinalsCardinals (0 electors/1 total)

Cardinal Franc Rode, C.M. (89)Franc Rode, C.M. (89)

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Cathedrals Cathedrals (8)

Basilicas Basilicas (7)

National Shrines National Shrines (1)

World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (4)

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Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy


Saints: 5 Saints, 5 Blesseds

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Continent: East Europe

Capital: Ljubljana

Area: 20,151 km²

Population: 1,972,126

Neighbouring Countries: Italy Italy, ↑ Austria Austria, ↗ Hungary Hungary, ↘ Croatia Croatia

Cultural Summary

Religions: Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1%

Languages: Slovenian (official) 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4%, Italian (official, only in municipalities where Italian national communities reside), Hungarian (official, only in municipalities where Hungarian national communities reside)

Ethnic Groups: Slovene 83.1%, Serb 2%, Croat 1.8%, Bosniak 1.1%, other or unspecified 12%

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 20,266 km²

Catholic Population: 1,560,000 Catholics (74.0% of 2,109,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 688 parishes, 339 other centres

Clergy: 15 bishops (6 diocesan, 9 titular), 950 priests (690 diocesan, 260 religious), 39 permanent deacons (diocesan)

Non-Clergy: 459 religious (26 brothers, 433 sisters), 14 members of secular institutes (sisters), 33 major seminarians, 633 catechists


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1990Statistics included in Serbia Serbia

Last updated on 2023.11.30

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