Malta - Religions



Roman Catholicism is the official state religion, but there is freedom of worship for all faiths. In 2002, an estimated 95% of the population was Roman Catholic, with about 65% actively practicing. Most Protestants are not Maltese. British retirees and vacationers from other countries tend to form the Protestant population. A Christian fundamentalist movement has recently begun to develop; it numbers only about 400 citizens but appears to be growing rapidly. Jehovah's Witnesses, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the Bible Baptist Church also have active groups on the island. There is one Muslim mosque and one Jewish congregation. Zen Buddhism and the Baha'i Faith are also represented.

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Mar 5, 2011 @ 3:03 am
The Jewish community in Malta is believed to number about 120 souls, and has a synagogue in a residential building in Tax'Biex.

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