Christianity in Guinea-Bissau
Christians in Guinea-Bissau constitute approximately 10 percent (~153,300) of the country's population (1,533,964 - 2009 est.). Other sources report, that the population of Christians in Guinea-Bissau may vary from 5 to 13%
Guinea-Bissau is the only Portuguese-speaking nation with a Muslim majority, wherein others are mostly Christian. Christians belong to a number of groups, including the Roman Catholic Church (including Portuguese Guinea-Bissauans) and various Protestant denominations. Christians are concentrated in Bissau and other large towns.
The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respected this right in practice. In 2007, the US government received no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious belief or practice.
Most Christians in Guinea-Bissau are Roman Catholic (about 125,000 Catholics in Guinea-Bissau, or just under 10% of the total population).
There are two dioceses:
- International Religious Freedom Report 2007: Guinea-Bissau. 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.