The Catholic Church in Finland

– The Diocese of Helsinki

Welcome to our homepage!

The Catholic Church in Finland is formed by only one Diocese, that of Helsinki. It comprises the whole of Finland. The Bishop’s see of Helsinki is vacant since May 2019 when H. E. Msgr. Teemu Sippo S.C.I. resigned. There are eight parishes – two in Helsinki, the Capital city, and then in Turku, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Kouvola, Oulu and Kuopio. There are about 30 priests working in Finland.

Diocesan administrator is rev. Fr. Marco Pasinato.

The Catholic Church in Finland has about 15.000 registered Catholics, half of whom are native Finns. The rest of the Faithful come from at least 100 different countries from all five Continents.

The following links lead to our Finnish homepage ( with necessary translations:

Visit also:


The Diocesan Curia
Rehbinderintie 21
FI-00150 Helsinki
+358 9 6877460

The Department of Communications
c/o The Catholic Information Centre
Pyhän Henrikin aukio 1 B
+358 9 6129470

Financial Office of the Diocese
Rehbinderintie 21
FI-00150 Helsinki
+358 50 4621522 / +358 50 3377944 (mon-fri 9.30–14)


There are some national missions or chaplaincies in the Diocese of Helsinki in order to provide for the pastoral needs of those Catholics who share a common homeland, language, or religious and cultural tradition. For example:

– The African Catholic Chaplaincy