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France

Also known as: Frankreich (Deutsch), la France (français), Francia (español, Italiano, latine), Francja (polski), França (Português), 法國 (正體中文), フランス (日本語)

By Type (99)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (15)

Archiepiscopal Sees (Archdioceses) Archdiocese (9)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (72)

Territorial Prelatures Territorial Prelature (1)

Ordinariates for the Faithful of the Eastern Rite Ordinariate (1)

Military Ordinariates Military Ordinariate (1)


By Rite

Roman Rite (95): Agen, Aire et Dax, Aix–Arles, Ajaccio, Albi–Castres–Lavaur, Amiens, Angers, Angoulême, Annecy, Arras–Boulogne–Saint-Omer, Auch–Condom–Lectoure–Lombez, Autun–Châlon-sur-Saône–Mâcon–Cluny, Avignon, Bayeux–Lisieux, Bayonne–Lescar–Oloron, Beauvais–Noyon–Senlis, Belfort–Montbéliard, Belley–Ars, Besançon, Blois, Bordeaux–Bazas, Bourges, Cahors, Cambrai, Carcassonne et Narbonne, Châlons, Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise, Chartres, Clermont, Coutances–Avranches, Créteil, Digne–Riez–Sisteron, Dijon, Diocèse aux Armées Françaises, Évreux, Évry–Corbeil-Essonnes, Fréjus–Toulon, Gap–Embrun, Grenoble–Vienne, La Rochelle–Saintes, Langres, Laval, Le Havre, Le Mans, Le Puy-en-Velay, Lille, Limoges, Luçon, Lyon, Marseille, Meaux, Mende, Metz, Mission de France, Montauban, Montpellier–Agde–Béziers–Lodève–Saint-Pons-de-Thomières, Moulins, Nancy–Toul, Nanterre, Nantes, Nevers, Nice, Nîmes–Alès–Uzès, Orléans, Pamiers–Couserans–Mirepoix, Paris, Périgueux–Sarlat, Perpignan–Elne, Poitiers, Pontoise, Quimper–Léon, Reims, Rennes–Dol–Saint-Malo, Rodez–Vabres, Rouen, Saint-Brieuc–Tréguier, Saint-Claude, Saint-Denis, Saint-Dié, Saint-Étienne, Saint-Flour, Séez, Sens–Auxerre, Soissons–Laon–Saint-Quentin, Strasbourg, Tarbes et Lourdes, Toulouse–Rieux–Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, Tours, Troyes, Tulle, Valence–Die–Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, Vannes, Verdun, Versailles, Viviers

Armenian Church (1): Sainte-Croix-de-Paris

Maronite Church (1): Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris

Ukrainian Church (1): Saint-Vladimir-le-Grand de Paris

Eastern Rite without proper Ordinary (1): Ordinariat des catholiques de rite oriental résidant en France


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Apostolic Nunciature: France Archbishop Celestino Migliore (71)

Holy See Representation: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Msgr. Eric Soviguidi (52)

Holy See Representation: Council of Europe Msgr. Marco Ganci (47)

Holy See Representation: International Commission on Civil Status (ICCS)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques de France Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort (62)

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 (6 electors/8 total)

Cardinal Jean-Marc Noël Aveline (65)Jean-Marc Noël Aveline (65)

Cardinal Philippe Christian Ignace Marie Barbarin (73)Philippe Christian Ignace Marie Barbarin (73)

Cardinal François-Xavier Bustillo, O.F.M. Conv. (55)François-Xavier Bustillo, O.F.M. Conv. (55)

Cardinal Dominique François Joseph Mamberti (71)Dominique François Joseph Mamberti (71)

Cardinal Christophe Louis Yves Georges Pierre (78)Christophe Louis Yves Georges Pierre (78)

Cardinal Paul Poupard (93)Paul Poupard (93)

Cardinal Jean-Pierre Bernard Ricard (79)Jean-Pierre Bernard Ricard (79)

Cardinal André Armand Vingt-Trois (81)André Armand Vingt-Trois (81)

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Cathedrals Cathedrals (181)

Basilicas Basilicas (175)

National Shrines National Shrines (3)

World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (78)

Church Lists

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Celebrations

Patron Saints: Our Lady of Assumption, Saint Joan of Arc, Saint Denis de Paris, Saint Martin de Tours, Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Saints: 1091 Saints, 626 Blesseds

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Papal Visits


Geography

Continent: West Europe

Capital: Paris

Area: 549,970 km²

Population: 67,106,161

Dependencies: French Guiana French Guiana, French Polynesia French Polynesia, French Southern Territories French Southern Territories, Guadeloupe Guadeloupe, Martinique Martinique, Mayotte Mayotte, New Caledonia New Caledonia, Réunion Réunion, Saint Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna

Neighbouring Countries: Spain Spain, ↖ Guernsey Guernsey, ↖ Jersey Jersey, ↑ England England, ↑ Belgium Belgium, ↗ Luxembourg Luxembourg, ↗ Germany Germany, → Switzerland Switzerland, ↘ Italy Italy, ↘ Monaco Monaco, ↓ Andorra Andorra

Cultural Summary

Religions: Christian (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic) 63-66%, Muslim 7-9%, Buddhist 0.5-0.75%, Jewish 0.5-0.75%, other 0.5-1.0%, none 23-28%

Languages: French (official) 100%, declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish, Occitan, Picard)

Ethnic Groups: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities

Motto: Liberté, égalité, fraternité (French) (Liberty, equality, fraternity)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 551,500 km²

Catholic Population: 49,042,000 Catholics (74.9% of 65,447,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 13,359 parishes, 463 mission stations (50 with resident priest, 413 without resident priest), 1,723 other centres

Clergy: 181 bishops (91 diocesan, 90 titular), 13,660 priests (9,908 diocesan, 3,752 religious), 3,038 permanent deacons (2,980 diocesan, 58 religious)

Non-Clergy: 22,572 religious (2,269 brothers, 20,303 sisters), 829 members of secular institutes (20 brothers, 809 sisters), 1,198 major seminarians, 2,340 missionaries, 39,647 catechists

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