Catholic Church in Monaco

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Chapel of the Penitents, Monaco

Per the Constitution of Monaco (Art. 9[1]) Roman Catholicism is the official church of Monaco, and is the majority religion. Religious freedom is also guaranteed by the constitution.

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

The Archdiocese of Monaco is part of the Catholic Church of France and has been so from the beginning of its history. The country forms a single archdiocese.

Saint Nicholas Cathedral is the cathedral of the archdiocese, other Catholic churches include the Saint Charles Church, Church St. Devote, Saint Martin Church, and Saint Nicholas Church. Catholic chapels include the Chapel of Mercy, Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and the Carmelite Chapel. The former Chapel of Visitation is now an art museum.


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