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The Catholic Church
Catholic Church
is organized in a worldwide hierarchy under the Pope, the Bishop
Bishop
of Rome (Holy See) based in Vatican City. The Catholic Church
Catholic Church
is organized into local hierarchies within each nation, or group of smaller nations. National Conferences of bishops co-ordinate local policy within each nation, subject to the will of individual bishops who are supreme over their dioceses. Alongside the Latin Church, there are 23 Eastern Catholic Churches, canonically called sui juris Churches, each led by either a Patriarch or a Major Archbishop, in full communion with the Holy See. Historically, these bodies separated from the Orthodox Communion or various ancient oriental churches, either to remain in or to return to full communion of the Catholic Church. Vatican II decree on Eastern Catholic Churches (Orientalium Ecclesiarum, Latin, "Of Eastern Churches,") very explicitly acknowledges that the Eastern Catholic communities are "true Churches" and not just rites within the Catholic Church.[2]The term sui juris literally means "by its own law"—these bodies retain the canonical and liturgical traditions of the bodies from which they came. Particular law typically provides for the synods of the larger sui juris churches to elect their own bishops, including their patriarch or major archbishop, subject only to papal "assent" (formal recognition), which is very rarely withheld. The pope appoints bishops for the smaller sui juris churches, which have too few bishops to form a synod. Four Latin Church
Latin Church
archbishops are also called Patriarchs. This is only titular but gives them precedence in papal processions. In the case of the Patriarch
Patriarch
of Venice, he may wear the red vestments of a cardinal. Archbishops and bishops administer individual dioceses as successors of the twelve apostles. They are responsible for the ordination, appointment, and supervision of parish priests and the oversight of all church affairs within their diocese except the internal affairs of religious orders of pontifical right. If the responsibility associated with a certain diocese is large, a Bishop
Bishop
may be assisted by one or more Auxiliary Bishops, who are accorded a Titular see. A diocese may also have a Coadjutor bishop
Coadjutor bishop
(coadjutor archbishop in the case of an archdiocese), who is effectively the "co-ruler" of the diocese and automatically succeeds to the office of bishop whenever the incumbent bishop leaves office. Coadjutor bishops historically were assigned titular sees until 1978, but that is no longer the case. When a diocese becomes vacant through transfer, resignation, retirement, or death of its bishop, its clergy elect a "diocesan administrator" unless the pope appoints an "apostolic administrator," to govern it until the new bishop takes office, but with limited powers in either case. The title of Primate refers to the bishop of the first diocese in a country or territory, which typically has grown into a metropolitan archdiocese, but carries no additional authority. As of 5 September 2017, the ecclesiastical jurisdiction statistics is as follows; 1 Papal See, 9 Patriarchates, 4 Major Archdioceses, 554 Metropolitan Archdioceses, 77 Archdioceses, 2,225 Dioceses, 42 Prelatures, 11 Territorial Abbeys, 18 Apostolic Exarchates, 9 (Eastern Rite) Ordinariates, 36 Military Ordinariates, 3 Personal Ordinariates, 1 Personal prelature, 88 Apostolic Vicariates, 39 Apostolic Prefectures, 8 Apostolic Administrations, and 8 Missions 'sui juris'.

Contents

1 Methodology 2 By country 3 By dependent territory 4 By region

4.1 Africa 4.2 Americas 4.3 Asia 4.4 Europe 4.5 Middle East 4.6 Oceania

5 See also 6 References

Methodology[edit] Most of the figures are taken from the CIA Factbook[3] or PEW Research Center Surveys.[4][5][6] According to the CIA Factbook
CIA Factbook
and the Pew Research Center, the five countries with the largest number of Catholics are, in decreasing order of Catholic population, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States, and Italy. The country where the membership of the church is the largest percentage of the population is Vatican City
Vatican City
at 100%, followed by East Timor at 97%. According to the Census of the 2017 Annuario Pontificio
Annuario Pontificio
(Pontifical Yearbook), the number of Catholics in the world was about 1.285 billion at the end of 2015. Conflicting numbers can be found in 2013 research conducted by the Brazilian polling institute Datafolha. This report states that the percentage of the population in Brazil
Brazil
of Catholic religion, over the age of 16 years, is just 57%,[7] in contrast to the 64.63% published by CIA and to the 68.6% of Pew Research Center. Also, the 2010 Mexican Census showed this percentage to be 83.9%[8] – against a 91.89% number in the CIA Factbook. By country[edit] By clicking on the icons in the column titles you can re-order the table by column.

Catholic Church
Catholic Church
by country

Country Total population % Catholic Catholic total

  Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(details) 29,928,987 0.0003% 100

  Albania
Albania
(details) 3,020,000 10%[9] 302,000

  Algeria
Algeria
(details) 32,531,853 0.14%[10] 45,000

  Andorra
Andorra
(details) 70,000 88.2%[4] 61,740

  Angola
Angola
(details) 18,498,000 41.1%[3] 7,029,240

  Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
(details) 84,522 8.2%[3] 6,930

  Argentina
Argentina
(details) 42,000,000 66%[11]-71%[5] 27,720,000 - 29,820,000

  Armenia
Armenia
(details) 2,982,904 1% 29,829

  Australia
Australia
(details) 23,400,000 22.6%[12] 5,292,000

  Austria
Austria
(details) 8,823,000 57.9%[13] 5,112,000

  Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
(details) 8,581,400 0.03% 2,574

 Bahamas (details) 330,000 12%[3] 39,600

  Bahrain
Bahrain
(details) 800,000 8.9%[4] 71,200

  Bangladesh
Bangladesh
(details) 158,000,000 0.07% 110,000[4]

  Barbados
Barbados
(details) 250,012 4.2%[3] 10,000

  Belarus
Belarus
(details) 9,500,000 7.1%[14] 674,500

  Belgium
Belgium
(details) 11,200,000 58%[15] 6,500,000

  Belize
Belize
(details) 334,000 40%[16] 133,600

  Benin
Benin
(details) 7,460,025 26.6%[17] 1,984,366

  Bhutan
Bhutan
(details) 2,232,291 0.06% 1,339

  Bolivia
Bolivia
(details) 10,500,000 73%[11] 7,980,000

  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
(details) 3,531,159 15.19%[18] 536,333

  Botswana
Botswana
(details) 1,640,115 4.9% 80,365

  Brazil
Brazil
(details) 208,000,000 54%[11]-61%[5] 112,320,000 - 126,880,000

  Brunei
Brunei
(details) 372,361 5%[4] 18,618

  Bulgaria
Bulgaria
(details) 7,450,349 0.5%[4] 37,251

  Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
(details) 13,925,313 17%[3] 2,367,303

  Burundi
Burundi
(details) 6,370,609 62.1%[3] 3,956,148

 Cabo Verde (details) 512,096 77.3%[3] 395,850

  Cambodia
Cambodia
(details) 13,607,069 <0.1% <10,000[4]

  Cameroon
Cameroon
(details) 16,380,005 25.6% 4,193,281

  Canada
Canada
(details) 35,770,000 38.7%[19] 13,843,000

  Central African Republic
Central African Republic
(details) 3,799,897 25%[3] 949,974

  Chad
Chad
(details) 12,000,000 20.1%[3] 2,520,000

  Chile
Chile
(details) 18,000,000 45%[11]-55%[20] 8,100,000 - 9,900,000

  China
China
(details) 1,368,000,000 0.7%[4] 9,576,000

  Colombia
Colombia
(details) 48,000,000 73%[11][21] 36,048,000

  Comoros
Comoros
(details) 800,000 0.2%[4] 1,600

 Congo, Republic of (details) 3,686,000 33.1%[3] 1,220,066

 Congo, Democratic Republic of (details) 78,000,000 36.8%[6] 28,700,000

  Costa Rica
Costa Rica
(details) 4,770,000 57%[11]-62%[5] 2,720,000 - 3,007,620

  Croatia
Croatia
(details) 4,284,889 86.3%[22] 3,698,000

  Cuba
Cuba
(details) 11,163,934 51.7%[4] 5,790,000

  Cyprus
Cyprus
(details) 1,100,000 1.0% 11,000

  Czech Republic
Czech Republic
(details) 10,500,000 10.2%[23] 1,071,000

 Côte d'Ivoire (details) 23,800,000[24] 21.4%[4] 5,093,000

  Denmark
Denmark
(details) 5,630,000 0.7%[25] 40,000

  Djibouti
Djibouti
(details) 476,703 0.2% 953

  Dominica
Dominica
(details) 71,540 58.1%[4] 41,564

  Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
(details) 10,400,000 48%[11]-57%[5] 4,992,000 - 5,928,000

  East Timor
East Timor
(details) 1,054,000 96.9%[26] 1,021,000

  Ecuador
Ecuador
(details) 15,223,680 77.0%[11] 11,265,523

  Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
(details) 1,620,000 80.7%[4] 1,410,000

  Egypt
Egypt
(details) 77,505,756 0.1% 77,505

  El Salvador
El Salvador
(details) 7,000,000 39%[11] 2,730,000

  Eritrea
Eritrea
(details) 4,561,599 3.3% 150,532

  Estonia
Estonia
(details) 1,332,893 0.3% 3,998

  Ethiopia
Ethiopia
(details) 73,053,286 0.7%[3] 584,426

  Fiji
Fiji
(details) 893,354 9.1%[4] 80,401

  Finland
Finland
(details) 5,451,270 0.2%[27][28][29] 12,434

  France
France
(details) 66,600,000 54%[15]/63–66%[30] 36,000,000–44,000,000

  Gabon
Gabon
(details) 1,389,201 50% 694,600

 Gambia (details) 1,593,256 2.1% 33,458

 Georgia (details) 4,677,401 0.8%[3] 84,193

  Germany
Germany
(details) 82,523,000 28.6%[31][32] 23,581,549

  Ghana
Ghana
(details) 21,029,853 12.9%[4] 2,712,851

  Greece
Greece
(details) 11,170,957 0.4% 44,683

  Grenada
Grenada
(details) 89,502 44.6%[3] 39,917

  Guatemala
Guatemala
(details) 15,773,000 43%[11] 7,000,000

  Guinea
Guinea
(details) 9,467,866 2.6% 246,164

  Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
(details) 1,416,027 8.9% 126,026

  Guyana
Guyana
(details) 765,283 8.1%[3] 91,833

  Haiti
Haiti
(details) 10,000,000 54.7%[3] 5,470,000

  Honduras
Honduras
(details) 8,800,000 37%[11]-46%[5] 3,256,000-4,048,000

  Hungary
Hungary
(details) 9,877,000 37.2%[3]–53.0%[15] 3,674,244

  Iceland
Iceland
(details) 319,575 3.2%[4] 10,226

  India
India
(details) 1,280,000,000 0.9%[4]–1.5% 11,520,000–19,200,000

  Indonesia
Indonesia
(details) 255,000,000 2.9%[33] 7,395,000

  Iran
Iran
(details) 68,017,860 0.02% 13,603

  Iraq
Iraq
(details) 38,000,000 0.35%[4] 133,000

 Ireland (details) 4,762,000 78.3%[34] 3,729,000

  Israel
Israel
(details) 7,746,000 1.2%[4] 92,952

  Italy
Italy
(details) 60,800,000 83%[4] 50,474,000

  Jamaica
Jamaica
(details) 2,889,000 2% 57,780

  Japan
Japan
(details) 127,417,244 0.3%[4] 382,251

  Jordan
Jordan
(details) 5,759,732 0.4%[4] 23,038

  Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
(details) 15,185,844 0.6% 91,115

  Kenya
Kenya
(details) 43,500,000 22.1%[4] 9,613,500

  Kiribati
Kiribati
(details) 98,000 55.8%[3] 54,684

 Korea, North (details) 22,912,177 0.01% 2,291

 Korea, South (details) 51,100,000 10.9%[4] 5,600,000

  Kosovo
Kosovo
(details) 1,794,984 2.2%[3] 39,489

  Kuwait
Kuwait
(details) 2,335,648 6.1% 142,474

  Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
(details) 5,146,281 0.1% 5,146

  Laos
Laos
(details) 6,217,141 0.6% 37,302

  Latvia
Latvia
(details) 2,290,237 19.1%[4] 437,435

  Lebanon
Lebanon
(details) 4,800,000 28.8%[4] 1,382,400

  Lesotho
Lesotho
(details) 2,067,000 45.7%[4] 946,000

  Liberia
Liberia
(details) 3,482,211 5.4% 188,039

  Libya
Libya
(details) 5,765,563 0.7% 40,358

  Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
(details) 33,863 75.9%[3] 25,803

  Lithuania
Lithuania
(details) 2,944,459 77.2%[35] 2,311,722

  Luxembourg
Luxembourg
(details) 538,000 65.9%[4] 369,600

 Macedonia (details) 2,038,514 1% 20,452

  Madagascar
Madagascar
(details) 18,040,341 29.5%[17] 5,318,293

  Malawi
Malawi
(details) 12,158,924 28.4%[17] 3,449,487

  Malaysia
Malaysia
(details) 23,953,136 3.3% 1,290,453

  Maldives
Maldives
(details) 349,106 0.02% 80

  Mali
Mali
(details) 12,291,529 1.5% 189,289

  Malta
Malta
(details) 440,000 88.6%[36] 389,840

  Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands
(details) 62,000 8.4%[3] 5,208

  Mauritania
Mauritania
(details) 3,086,859 0.1%[4] 3,086

  Mauritius
Mauritius
(details) 1,230,602 23.6%[3] 289,314

  Mexico
Mexico
(details) 122,000,000 80%[11] 98,820,000

  Moldova
Moldova
(details) 4,455,421 0.5% 20,494

  Monaco
Monaco
(details) 36,371 82.3%[4] 29,933

  Mongolia
Mongolia
(details) 2,791,272 0.04% 1,116

  Montenegro
Montenegro
(details) 625,266 3.4% 21,299

  Morocco
Morocco
(details) 32,725,847 0.07% 22,908

  Mozambique
Mozambique
(details) 19,406,703 28.4%[3] 4,618,795

  Myanmar
Myanmar
(details) 42,909,464 1.1% 450,549

  Namibia
Namibia
(details) 2,030,692 16.9% 344,202

    Nepal
Nepal
(details) 27,676,547 0.03% 8,302

  Netherlands
Netherlands
(details) 16,970,000 23.3%[37] 3,943,000

  New Zealand
New Zealand
(details) 4,500,000 11.1%[38] 492,000

  Nicaragua
Nicaragua
(details) 6,000,000 40%[11]-50%[5] 2,400,000-3,000,000

  Niger
Niger
(details) 11,665,937 0.1% 11,665

  Nigeria
Nigeria
(details) 190,000,000 12.6%[4] 23,940,000

  Norway
Norway
(details) 5,060,000 2.4%[39] 120,900

  Oman
Oman
(details) 3,000,000 4.1%[4] 110,000

  Pakistan
Pakistan
(details) 207,000,000 0.8% 1,656,000

  Palau
Palau
(details) 19,949 41.6%[3] 8,299

 Palestine (details) 3,761,904 2% 80,000

  Panama
Panama
(details) 3,500,000 55%[11]-70%[5] 1,925,000 - 2,400,000

 Papua New Guinea
Guinea
(details) 7,000,000 27%[40] 1,890,000

  Paraguay
Paraguay
(details) 6,800,000 89%[11] 6,000,000

  Peru
Peru
(details) 31,150,000 74%[11]-76%[5] 23,674,000

  Philippines
Philippines
(details) 105,000,000[41] 81.4%[4] 85,470,000

  Poland
Poland
(details) 38,496,000 85.8%[42] 33,037,017

  Portugal
Portugal
(details) 10,500,000[43] 81.0%[44]–88.0%[45] 8,600,000–9,240,000

  Qatar
Qatar
(details) 863,051 5.8% 50,000

  Romania
Romania
(details) 22,329,977 4.7%[3] 1,787,408

  Russia
Russia
(details) 143,420,309 0.5%[4] 717,101

  Rwanda
Rwanda
(details) 11,000,000 43.7%[46] 4,807,000

  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
(details) 51,000 6.7% 3,400

  Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
(details) 165,600 61.3% 101,500

  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
(details) 106,000 7.5% 7,950

  Samoa
Samoa
(details) 179,000 19.6%[3] 35,084

  San Marino
San Marino
(details) 32,500 90.5%[4] 29,412

  São Tomé and Príncipe
São Tomé and Príncipe
(details) 163,000 73.5%[17] 119,805

  Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
(details) 26,417,599 2.5% 660,439

  Senegal
Senegal
(details) 11,126,832 3.5% 389,439

  Serbia
Serbia
(details) 7,120,600 6.1%[3] 433,167

  Seychelles
Seychelles
(details) 93,000 76.2%[47] 70,866

  Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
(details) 6,017,643 2.9% 174,511

  Singapore
Singapore
(details) 4,425,720 4.8%[3] 165,964

  Slovakia
Slovakia
(details) 5,397,036 62%[48] 3,347,277

  Slovenia
Slovenia
(details) 2,011,070 53.1%[49] 1,068,000

  Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
(details) 523,000 19%[3] 100,000

  Somalia
Somalia
(details) 8,591,629 0.001% 100

  South Africa
South Africa
(details) 44,344,136 7.1%[3] 2,851,327

  South Sudan
South Sudan
(details) 10,000,000 30% 3,000,000

  Spain
Spain
(details) 46,500,000 69.6%[50] 32,364,000

  Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
(details) 20,264,000 6.1%[51] 1,237,000

  Sudan
Sudan
(details) 31,000,000 1% 300,000

  Suriname
Suriname
(details) 551,000 21.6%[52] 119,000

  Swaziland
Swaziland
(details) 1,100,000 4.9%[4] 62,803

  Sweden
Sweden
(details) 9,600,000 1.6% 153,600

   Switzerland
Switzerland
(details) 8,418,000 36.5%[53] 3,072,000

  Syria
Syria
(details) 18,448,752 2% 368,975

  Taiwan
Taiwan
(details) 22,894,384 1.3% 297,626

  Tajikistan
Tajikistan
(details) 7,163,506 0.01% <1,000[4]

  Tanzania
Tanzania
(details) 44,929,002 27.2% 12,220,689

  Thailand
Thailand
(details) 65,444,371 0.3%[4] 196,333

  Togo
Togo
(details) 5,681,519 26.4%[4] 1,499,921

  Tonga
Tonga
(details) 102,000 15.6%[3] 15,912

  Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
(details) 1,330,000 21.6%[54] 286,000

  Tunisia
Tunisia
(details) 11,000,000 0.2% 22,000

  Turkey
Turkey
(details) 77,700,000 0.05% 35,000

  Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
(details) 4,750,000 0.01%[55] 500

  Tuvalu
Tuvalu
(details) 10,000 1% 100

  Uganda
Uganda
(details) 35,000,000 41.9%[56] 14,665,000

  Ukraine
Ukraine
(details) 43,000,000 5.6%[4] 2,408,000

  United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
(details) 2,563,212 5% 128,160

  United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(details) 63,100,000 9%[57][58][59][60] 5,700,000

  United States
United States
(details) 318,600,000[61] 20.8%[62] 46,800,000

  Uruguay
Uruguay
(details) 3,500,000 38%[11] 1,330,000

  Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
(details) 26,851,195 0.01% 2,685

   Vatican City
Vatican City
(details) 842 100% 842

  Vanuatu
Vanuatu
(details) 243,304 13.1%[3] 36,500

  Venezuela
Venezuela
(details) 32,000,000 67%[11]-73%[5] 21,440,000 -23,360,000

  Vietnam
Vietnam
(details) 83,535,576 6.8%[3] 5,658,000

  Western Sahara
Western Sahara
(details) 273,008 0.06% 163

  Yemen
Yemen
(details) 20,727,063 0.02% 4,145

  Zambia
Zambia
(details) 14,300,000 21%[4] 3,003,000

  Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
(details) 12,746,990 7.71% 982,792

Total 7,093,798,000 17.68% 1,253,926,000

By dependent territory[edit]

Catholic Church
Catholic Church
by territory

Territory Total population % Catholic Catholic total

  U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
(details) 109,840 34%[3] 37,345

  Anguilla
Anguilla
(details) 14,108 5.7%[3] 804

  Aruba
Aruba
(details) 101,484 75.3%[63] 76,464

  British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
(details) 24,041 9.5%[3] 2,283

  Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
(details) 47,862 14.1%[3] 6,748

  Curaçao
Curaçao
(details) 142,180 72.8%[3] 103,507

  Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
(details) 3,000 10% 300

  French Guiana
French Guiana
(details) 221,500 75% 166,500

  Greenland
Greenland
(details) 55,984 0.2%[4] 111

  Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
(details) 405,500 85.2%[3] 345,486

  Guam
Guam
(details) 154,623 85%[3] 131,430

  Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(details) 7,409,800 5.3% 394,000[64]

  Martinique
Martinique
(details) 390,000 80% 312,000

  Macau
Macau
(details) 650,000 4.6%[1] 30,000

  New Caledonia
New Caledonia
(details) 249,000 60.2%[3] 150,000

  Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
(details) 3,600,000 56%[5] 2,016,000

  Réunion
Réunion
(details) 839,500 79.7%[17] 669,249

  Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
(details) 6,025 93%[4] 5,600

  Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
(details) 22,352 11.4%[3] 2,548

  Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna
(details) 14,231 95.8% 13,631

By region[edit] These percentages were calculated by using the above numbers. The first percentage, 4th column, is the percentage of population that is Catholic in a region (number in the region x 100 / total population of the region). The last column shows the national Catholic percentage compared to the total Catholic population of the world (number in the region x 100 / total RC population of the world). Africa[edit]

Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in Africa

Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.

Central Africa 83,121,055 37,353,218 44.93% 3.47%

East Africa 193,741,900 34,872,130 17.99% 3.24%

North Africa 202,151,323 2,369,490 1.17% 0.22%

Southern Africa 137,092,019 24,463,640 17.84% 2.27%

West Africa 268,997,245 36,152,847 13.43% 3.36%

Total 885,103,542 135,211,325 15.27% 12.57%

Americas[edit]

Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in the Americas

Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.

Caribbean 24,364,622 19,062,198 78.23% 1.77%

Central America 42,883,849 32,317,384 75.36% 3.00%

North America 448,587,847 173,212,640 38.61% 16.11%

South America 371,363,897 299,570,011 80.66% 27.87%

Total 887,200,215 524,162,233 59.08% 48.75%

Asia[edit]

Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in Asia

Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.

Central Asia 92,019,166 199,086 1.23% 0.01%

East Asia 1,528,384,440 13,853,142 0.90% 1.28%

South Asia 1,437,326,682 20,107,050 1.39% 1.87%

Southeast Asia 571,337,070 86,701,421 15.17% 8.06%

Total 3,629,067,358 120,860,699 3.33% 11.24%

Europe[edit]

Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in Europe

Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.

Southeast Europe 65,903,464 6,562,775 9.95% 0.61%

Central Europe 74,591,476 56,787,176 74.8% 5.19%

Eastern Europe 228,118,665 9,702,334 4.25% 0.90%

Western Europe 381,458,905 211,466,942 55.43% 19.67%

Total 730,072,510 285,916,457 37.85% 26.37%

Middle East[edit]

Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in the Middle East

Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.

Middle East 260,026,365 2,990,573 1.15% 0.27%

Oceania[edit]

Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in Oceania

Region Total population Catholic % Catholic % of global Catholic pop.

Oceania 30,686,468 7,747,654 25.24% 0.72%

See also[edit]

Catholicism portal

The term Roman Catholic All pages with a title containing Roman Catholic Christianity by country List of religious populations List of Catholic dioceses (alphabetical) (including archdioceses) List of Catholic dioceses (structured view)
List of Catholic dioceses (structured view)
(including archdioceses) List of Christian denominations by number of members List of living cardinals
List of living cardinals
(sortable by name, country, and birthdate) List of popes List of Roman Catholic archdioceses (by country and continent) State religion#Roman Catholicism

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