In Spain the Church is present through 69 territorial dioceses (plus the archdiocese for the military) covering the entire territory, presided over by a bishop or archbishop.
Currently 23,021 parishes belong to these dioceses, which are served by 17,754 priests, together with other diocesan realities.
The religious Orders and congregations, their houses, the monasteries and the rest of the forms of religious life, together with the more than 12,998 religious bodies inscribed in the Register of religious bodies (brotherhoods, fraternities, associations, foundations, movements, etc.) complete the map of the Church’s realities in Spain.
A church comprised of the millions of Catholic congregants who contribute through our testimony, dedication and work to make present the Gospel’s message in society.
Data updated as of 12.31.2016