Catholic Church


Czech Republic (Czechia)


Also known as: Tschechien (Deutsch), Chequia (español), la Tchéquie (français), Cechia (Italiano, latine), Czechy (polski), Tcheca (Português), Česko (česky), 捷克 (正體中文), チェコ (日本語)

By Type (9)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (2)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (6)

Apostolic Exarchates Apostolic Exarchate (1)

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Roman Rite (8): Brno, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Litoměřice, Olomouc, Ostrava–Opava, Plzeň, Praha

Ruthenian Church (1): Czech Republic

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Apostolic Nunciature: Czech Republic Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (67)

Conference of Bishops: Česká Biskupská Konference Archbishop Jan Graubner (75)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Bishop Mariano Crociata (71)

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

CardinalsCardinals (0 electors/1 total)

Cardinal Dominik Duka, O.P. (81)Dominik Duka, O.P. (81)

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Basilicas Basilicas (16)

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Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy


Patron Saints: Saint Wenceslaus, Saint John of Nepomuk, Saint Procopius of Sázava

Saints: 12 Saints, 25 Blesseds

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Continent: East Europe

Capital: Prague

Area: 77,247 km²

Population: 10,674,723

Neighbouring Countries: Germany Germany, ↗ Poland Poland, ↘ Slovakia Slovakia, ↓ Austria Austria

Cultural Summary

Religions: Roman Catholic 10.4%, Protestant (includes Czech Brethren and Hussite) 1.1%, other and unspecified 54%, none 34.5%

Languages: Czech (official) 95.4%, Slovak 1.6%, other 3%

Ethnic Groups: Czech 64.3%, Moravian 5%, Slovak 1.4%, other 1.8%, unspecified 27.5%

Motto: Pravda vítězí! (Czech) (Truth prevails!)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 78,866 km²

Catholic Population: 3,326,000 Catholics (31.1% of 10,702,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 2,264 parishes, 80 other centres

Clergy: 22 bishops (8 diocesan, 14 titular), 1,718 priests (1,232 diocesan, 486 religious), 249 permanent deacons (242 diocesan, 7 religious)

Non-Clergy: 1,058 religious (110 brothers, 948 sisters), 129 members of secular institutes (3 brothers, 126 sisters), 99 major seminarians, 1,207 catechists


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1990Statistics include present-day Slovakia Slovakia

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