Catholic Church in Palau

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The Catholic Church in Palau is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. According to the last census (2000) 41.6% of the population belonged to the Roman Catholic Church. Palau belongs to the Diocese of Caroline Islands, which is itself a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Agaña (Guam).


On April 28, 1891, Spanish Capuchin missionaries arrived to start a permanent Catholic presence on the island.[1]


  1. ^ Hezel, Francis X (January 1, 2003). "THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN PALAU". Micronesian Seminar. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 

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