Christianity in Brunei

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Christianity is the religion of about 10% of the population of Brunei.[1] Contact with Christians in other countries, the import of Bibles and public celebration of Christmas are banned by decree. [2] Christians in Brunei are not allowed to proselytize. [3] Schools are not allowed to teach Christianity. [4] If religious organizations fail to register, its members can be imprisoned. [5] Teaching of non-Muslim religions in schools is prohibited. [6] Marriages between Christians and Muslims are prohibited. [7] People, who change their religion from Islam to another, are subject to societal and official pressure.[8] There was 0.6% Evangelicals in 1996.[9]

List of Protestant denominations[edit]

Roman Catholic Church[edit]

There are three Roman Catholic parishes in Brunei.[14] They belong to the Apostolic Vicariate of Brunei Darussalam.[15] The Right Reverend Cornelius Sim is a bishop and the Apostolic Vicar of Brunei.[16] He was ordained bishop in 2005.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CIA World Factbook". 
  2. ^ "Open Doors UK". 
  3. ^ "US Department of State on Brunei". 
  4. ^ "US Department of State on Brunei". 
  5. ^ "US Department of State on Brunei". 
  6. ^ "US Department of State on Brunei". 
  7. ^ "US Department of State on Brunei". 
  8. ^ "US Department of State on Brunei". 
  9. ^ "Adherents.com". 
  10. ^ Source of the list: The World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, Volume 1, p. 153
  11. ^ Source of the list: The World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, Volume 1, p. 153
  12. ^ Source of the list: The World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, Volume 1, p. 153
  13. ^ Source of the list: The World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, Volume 1, p. 153
  14. ^ "the Roman Catholic Church in Brunei Darussalam". 
  15. ^ "the Roman Catholic Church in Brunei Darussalam". 
  16. ^ "the Roman Catholic Church in Brunei Darussalam". 
  17. ^ "the Roman Catholic Church in Brunei Darussalam".