Catholic Church


Kingdom of Thailand (Thailand)


Also known as: Thailand (Deutsch), Tailandia (español), Thaïlande (français), Thailandia (Italiano, latine), Tajlandia (polski), Tailândia (Português), 泰國 (正體中文), タイ王国 (日本語), ราชอาณาจักรไทย (ไทย)

By Type (11)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (2)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (9)

By Rite

Roman Rite (11): Bangkok, Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Ratchaburi, Surat Thani, Thare and Nonseng, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani

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

Apostolic Nunciature: Thailand Archbishop Peter Bryan Wells (60)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand Bishop Joseph Chusak Sirisut (67)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (75)

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/2 total)

Cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu (94)Michael Michai Kitbunchu (94)

Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij (74)Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij (74)

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Cathedrals Cathedrals (12)


Saints: 9 Blesseds

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Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Bangkok

Area: 510,890 km²

Population: 68,414,135

Former Name: Siam

Neighbouring Countries: Myanmar Myanmar, ↑ Laos Laos, ↘ Cambodia Cambodia, ↓ Malaysia Malaysia

Cultural Summary

Religions: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.3%, Christian 1%, other <0.1%, none <0.1%

Languages: Thai (official) 90.7%, Burmese 1.3%, other 8%

Ethnic Groups: Thai 97.5%, Burmese 1.3%, other 1.1%, unspecified <0.1%

Motto: Chat, Satsana, Phra Mahakasat (Thai) (Nation, Religions, King)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 513,115 km²

Catholic Population: 410,000 Catholics (0.6% of 66,680,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 518 parishes, 541 mission stations (16 with resident priest, 525 without resident priest), 26 other centres

Clergy: 16 bishops (11 diocesan, 5 titular), 865 priests (569 diocesan, 296 religious)

Non-Clergy: 1,539 religious (140 brothers, 1,399 sisters), 53 members of secular institutes (sisters), 314 major seminarians, 62 missionaries, 1,622 catechists


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