Protestantism in Libya

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Protestants are less than 1% of the population of Libya. There are peaceful relations between Christians and Muslims. It is prohibited to proselytize Muslims. Religious literature is restricted. Hundreds of African migrant Protestants attend services in Tripoli.[1] Christian communities consist almost exclusively of sub-Saharan migrants.[2] The government limited the number of places of worship allowed for each Christian denomination to one per city.[3] There is persecution of Christians by authorities.[4] There is no Bible in Libyan Arabic.[5] Secret police look out for persons, who evangelize.[6]

A non-Muslim man must convert to Islam if he wants to marry a Muslim woman. Non-Muslim women who marries a Muslim man are not required to convert to Islam.[7]


Source of the list: The World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, Volume 1, p. 457

Pentecostal worship in Libya[edit]

There are Protestant worship groups in places like Tripoli and Misrata. These churches are primarily worship groups who gather together every Friday. These groups are led by Pentecostal pastors. Though these worship places are not officially approved by the government, these groups assemble together without any problems. The churches mentioned below are known places of Pentecostal worship:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "State Department on Libya".
  2. ^ "State Department on Libya".
  3. ^ "State Department on Libya".
  4. ^ "State Department on Libya".
  5. ^ "Operation World".
  6. ^ "Operation World".
  7. ^ "State Department on Libya".