- Roman Catholicism in Montenegro
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The Catholic Church in
Montenegrois a part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Popeand curiain Rome. There are 22,000 Catholics in Montenegro, and they form three and a half percent of the population.
Most Roman Catholics are ethnic
Albaniansand Croatsas well as some Montenegrins.
Within Montenegro the
Latin RiteCatholic hierarchy consists of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bar.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kotoris geographically located in Montenegro, but it is administratively part of the church in Croatia and is subject to the Split-Makarska Archbishopric of that country. The Diocese of Kotor (the venetian Cattaro) is exactly the Albania Venetaof the Republic of Venice, ended by Napoleonin 1797 (the Albania Venetawas mostly catholic and venetian speaking).
Eastern Rite Catholics
According to [http://www.cnewacanada.ca/ecc-bodypg-ca.aspx?eccpageID=73&IndexView=toc CNEWA Canada] Catholics of the
Byzantine Ritenumber over 20 000 persons in the regions of Montenegro and Serbia:
In 2003 an Apostolic Exarchate was created for Greek Catholics in Serbia and Montenegro, headed by Bishop Djura Džudžar (born 1954, appointed 2003). It has 21 parishes and 22,720 faithful, consisting mostly of a group of ethnic Rusyn Greek Catholics in the region of Vojvodina. [http://www.cnewacanada.ca/ecc-bodypg-ca.aspx?eccpageID=73&IndexView=toc]
According to the 2004 official demographic data, of the total 21,972 Roman Catholics:
* 2,035 others ("9.26%")
Eastern Catholic Churches
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