Roman Catholicism in Egypt

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The Catholic population in Egypt is considerably small as compared to the rest of the Christian population in Egypt. The Catholic population in Egypt is said to have begun during the British control of Egypt. However, many returned to Europe after the 1952 Revolution in Egypt, which also caused the overthrow and exile of King Farouk of Egypt. Catholics in Egypt belong to seven distinct ritual Particular Churches, the largest being the Coptic Catholic Church, led by its Patriarch of Alexandria.

The majority of the Christians in Egypt are members of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. The number of Catholics (less than 200,000) in Egypt makes up much less than 1% of the total Egyptian population, which is roughly 75 million people, including Italian Egyptians and Maltese Egyptians.

Dioceses[1][2][edit]

  • Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Iskanderiya
  • Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Cairo
  • Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Alexandria
  • Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Assiut
  • Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Guizeh
  • Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Ismayliah
  • Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Luqsor
  • Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Minya
  • Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Sohag
  • Coptic Catholic Patriarchate of Alexandria
  • Greek-Melkite Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Alexandria
  • Greek-Melkite Catholic Territory Dependent on the Patriarch of Egypt and Sudan
  • Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Cairo
  • Latin Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt
  • Syrian Catholic Eparchy of Cairo

Cathedrals and Basilicas[3][edit]

  • (Conventual) Basilica of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Cairo, Egypt (Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt)
  • Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima in Cairo, Egypt (Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Cairo)
  • Cathedral of Christ the King in Minya, Egypt (Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Minya)
  • Cathedral of Christ the King in Sohag, Egypt (Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Sohag)
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Egypt in Cairo, Egypt (Coptic Catholic Patriarchate of Alexandria)
  • Cathedral of St. Catherine in Alexandria, Egypt (Latin Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt)
  • Cathedral of St. Mark in Ismaïlia, Egypt (Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Ismayliah)
  • Cathedral of the Annunciation in Cairo, Egypt (Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Iskanderiya)
  • Cathedral of the Dormition in Alexandria, Egypt (Greek-Melkite Catholic Territory Dependent on the Patriarch of Egypt and Sudan)
  • Cathedral of the Mother of Divine Love in Assiut, Egypt (Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Assiut)
  • Cathedral of the Resurrection in Cairo, Egypt (Greek-Melkite Catholic Territory Dependent on the Patriarch of Egypt and Sudan)
  • Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of Helipolis in Cairo, Egypt (Latin Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt)
  • Coptic Cathedral in Giza, Egypt (Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Guizeh)
  • Coptic Cathedral in Luxor, Egypt (Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Luqsor)
  • Maronite Cathedral of St. Joseph in Cairo, Egypt (Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Cairo)
  • Syrian Cathedral of the Holy Rosary in Cairo, Egypt (Syrian Catholic Eparchy of Cairo)

History[edit]

On April 8, 2013, Botros Fahim Awad Hanna was appointed bishop of Minya, Egypt, by Pope Francis.[4]

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