Eastern Orthodoxy in Montenegro
Eastern Orthodoxy is one of the three main religions in Montenegro, and the largest. According to the latest census, 446,858 people (72.07%) registered as Orthodox Christians. The majority of Orthodox people are adherents of the Serbian Orthodox Church, that has 3 dioceses in the country: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, Eparchy of Budimlja and Nikšić and Eparchy of Mileševa. A minor percentage support the uncanonical and unrecognized Montenegrin Orthodox Church which claims the property of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.
The 17th-century Ostrog monastery is a landmark of Montenegro and the most popular pilgrimage site.
The religious structure of Montenegro, based on the 2011 census, was:
- Orthodox Christian - 446,858 (72.07%)
- Muslim - 118,477 (19.11%)
- Roman Catholic - 21,299 (3.44%)
- Other - 27,756 (5.38%)
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