Religion in Burundi

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Religion in Burundi (CIA)[1]

  Catholicism (60.0%)
  Protestantism (15.0%)
  Islam (5.0%)
  Indigenous beliefs and others (20.0%)

According to recent estimates by CIA, about 75 percent of the population of Burundi is Christian (60% being Roman Catholic, 15% being Protestant) and between 2 to 5 percent are Muslim (mainly Sunni). The remainder practise indigenous religions i.e., Animism or have no religious affiliation.[2]

Religious freedom

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.

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