Catholic Church in Jordan
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International distribution (2010).
80,000 Roman Catholics
32,000 Melkite Catholics
1,500 Syrian Catholics
500 Armenian Catholics
There are also thousands of Chaldean Catholics refugees from Iraq.
The whole of the country for all Melkites forms a single Archeparchy. Jordanian Catholics belonging to the Greek Catholic churches use the Melkite Rite, these are referred to as "Roum Catholiks" in Jordan (Roum or Rome referring to Byzantine, while those following the standard rites of the Roman Catholic Church are referred to as "Lateen" and belong to the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.
There are currently 33 Latin Catholic churches in Jordan. Melkite Greek Catholic Church has 28 parishes, Syrian Catholics have 3 parishes and Armenian Catholics has 2 churches. There are 66 Catholic parishes in all Jordan, belonging to four Catholic traditions.
- Religion in Jordan
- Christianity in Jordan
- Melkite Greek Catholic Church
- Orthodox Christianity in Jordan
- Freedom of religion in Jordan