Catholic Church in Slovenia

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The Slovenian Catholic Church, or Catholic Church in Slovenia is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. The 2018 Eurobarometer data shows 73.4% of Slovenian population identifying as Catholic[1] that fell to 72.1% in the 2019 Eurobarometer survey.[2] According to the Catholic Church data, the Catholic population fell from 78.04% in 2009 to 72.11% in 2019. [3]


Catholic Church in Slovenia
Slovene: Katoliška cerkev na Slovenskem
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TypeNational polity
ClassificationCatholic
OrientationChristianity
ScriptureBible
TheologyCatholic theology
PolityEpiscopal
GovernanceŠKS
PopeFrancis
RegionSlovenia
LiturgySlovenian, Latin
HeadquartersLjubljana
TerritorySlovenia
Members1,509,986 (2019)

There are total of 1,509,986 (72.11%) Catholics in Slovenia in 2019 by official statistics published by Catholic Church of Slovenia.[4] The country is divided into six dioceses, including two archdioceses. The diocese of Maribor was elevated to an archdiocese by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. Additionally, the pope created three new sees, namely Novo Mesto, Celje and Murska Sobota.

Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich is the Apostolic Nuncio to Slovenia, the Titular Archbishop of Sulci[5] and the Apostolic Delegate to Kosovo.

TimelineEdit

Catholics by years[6]

Year Catholics Population
2009 1,577,014 78.04%  
2010 1,569,119   77.30%  
2011 1,557,276   76.85%  
2012 1,554,355   81.40%  
2013 1,543,114   80.06%  
2014 1,523,040   74.52%  
2015 1,535,297   75.68%  
2016 1,523,113   75.32%  
2017 1,511,980   73.15%  
2018 1,513,756   72.74%  
2019 1,509,986   72.11%  

StructureEdit

 
Map of Slovenian dioceses

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eurobarometer 90.4 (December 2018): Attitudes of Europeans towards Biodiversity, Awareness and Perceptions of EU customs, and Perceptions of Antisemitism", Special Eurobarometer, European Union: European Commission, 2019, retrieved 15 May 2021 – via GESIS
  2. ^ "Special Eurobarometer 493, European Union: European Commission, September 2019, pages 229-230". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Prebivalstvo in katoličani v Sloveniji (page 72)" (PDF). katoliska-cerkev.si. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Slovenian Catholic Church official report for 2019". Slovenian Catholic Church. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich".
  6. ^ "Prebivalstvo in katoličani v Sloveniji (page 72)" (PDF). katoliska-cerkev.si. Retrieved 31 March 2021.

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