Membership

The Catholic church in Sweden has around 116 000 members today and this number is growing. It's mostly immigrants and refugees that contribute to the increase. The Catholic church is a multicultural church.

If you are baptised in the Catholic Church and a permanent Swedish resident you have been registered as a member of the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm.

You may also have become a member by converting or by moving to Sweden from another country and registered for membership. Some people are also registered as members when they are godparent in a Catholic baptism or witnesses at a Catholic wedding.

If you are a member of the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm you are automatically also a member of the universal Catholic church. At the same time; if you leave the Catholic church in Sweden you also leave the universal Catholic church. The Catholic church is a universal community not connected to national borders.