Christianity in Benin
Christians in Benin constitute approximately 42,8 percent (~3,762,904) of the country's population (8,791,832 - 2009 est.)
According to the 2002 census, 27.1 percent of the population of Benin is Roman Catholic, 5 percent Celestial Christian, 3.2 percent Methodist, 7.5 percent other Christian groups (Baptists, Assemblies of God, Pentecostals, Seventh-day Adventists, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Rosicrucians, the Unification Church).
The Catholic hierarchy in Benin consists of the Archdiocese of Cotonou (including the Dioceses of Abomey, Dassa-Zoumé, Lokossa, Porto Novo) and the Parakou (including the Dioceses of Djougou, Kandi, Natitingou, and N'Dali).
Many nominal Christians also practice traditional local religious beliefs.
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- "The World Factbook". Cia.gov. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
- International Religious Freedom Report 2007: Benin. United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (September 14, 2007). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Country Profile: Benin". Sim.org. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
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