Religion in Burundi

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Religions of Burundi (2008)[1]
Religions percent
Roman Catholic
  
61.1%
Protestant
  
23.9%
Other Protestant
  
21.6%
Unspecified
  
7.9%
Other
  
3.6%
Islam
  
2.5%
Adventist
  
2.3%

According to recent estimates by CIA, about 75 percent of the population of Burundi is Christian (61.1% being Roman Catholic, 23.9% being Protestant) and between 2.5 percent are Muslim (mainly Sunni). The remainder practise indigenous religions i.e., Animism or have no religious affiliation.[2]

Religious freedom[edit]

The Transitional Constitutional Act of 2001 provided for freedom of religion and this right is generally respected in practise. Religious groups must register with the Ministry of Interior and maintain a headquarters within the country. The heads of major religions are given diplomatic status. Certain Catholic holidays are observed as public holidays.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Africa :: BURUNDI". CIA The World Factbook. 
  2. ^ U.S. Department of State