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Catholic Church in Andorra

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Catholic Church in Andorra

The Catholic Church in Andorra is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.

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There are over 60,000 Catholics in Andorra, over 90% of the total population, and the country forms part of the Spanish Diocese of Urgell, whose bishop is also one of the country's Co-Princes.

Organization

The country has never had a diocese and belongs to the Diocese of Urgell, whose bishop, together with the President of the French Republic, shares the role of head of state of the tiny country.

From a historical point of view Andorra was evangelized through the bishopric of Urgell, in the reign of St. Just, in the mid-sixth century.

The principality is divided into seven parishes: Canillo, Encamp, Ordino, La Massana, Andorra la Vella, Sant Julia de Loria and Escaldes-Engordany.

Apostolic Nunciature

The apostolic nunciature in Andorra was established on 16 June 1995. The Apostolic Nuncio is also nuncio in Spain and lives in Madrid.

The current Apostolic Nuncio is the Archbishop Renzo Fratini, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on 20 April 2009.

References

Catholic Church in Andorra Wikipedia


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