Catholic Church


Kingdom of Norway (Norway)


Also known as: Norwegen (Deutsch), Noruega (español, Português), la Norvège (français), Norvegia (Italiano, latine), Norwegia (polski), Norge (norsk), 挪威 (正體中文), ノルウェー (日本語)

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Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (1)

Territorial Prelatures Territorial Prelature (2)

Apostolic Exarchates Apostolic Exarchate (1)

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Roman Rite (3): Oslo, Tromsø, Trondheim

Ukrainian Church (1): Deutschland und Skandinavien

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Apostolic Nunciature: Norway Archbishop Julio Murat (62)

Conference of Bishops: Conferentia Episcopalis Scandiæ Bishop Czeslaw Kozon (72)

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)


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Patron Saint: Saint Olaf Haraldson

Saints: 8 Saints

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Continent: West Europe

Capital: Oslo

Area: 304,282 km²

Population: 5,320,045

Dependencies: Bouvet Island Bouvet Island, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Neighbouring Countries: Scotland Scotland, ← Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, ← Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard and Jan Mayen, ↗ Finland Finland, → Sweden Sweden, ↓ Denmark Denmark

Cultural Summary

Religions: Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran - official) 71.5%, Roman Catholic 2.8%, other Christian 3.9%, Muslim 2.8%, other 2%, unspecified 7.5%

Languages: Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

Ethnic Groups: Norwegian 83.2% (includes about 60,000 Sami), other European 8.3%, other 8.5%

Motto: Alt for Norge (Norwegian) (Anything for Norway)

Statistics (Norway, Bouvet Island) (2021.12.31)

Area: 323,877 km²

Catholic Population: 172,000 Catholics (3.2% of 5,391,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 41 parishes, 2 mission stations (without resident priest), 4 other centres

Clergy: 4 bishops (3 diocesan, 1 titular), 107 priests (73 diocesan, 34 religious), 9 permanent deacons (diocesan)

Non-Clergy: 124 religious (4 brothers, 120 sisters), 6 major seminarians, 2 missionaries, 469 catechists


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Statistics include present-day Bouvet Island Bouvet Island

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