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Catholics account for 22 percent of Ivorian population 
 
 
 
APA- Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire)
According to figures from the National Statistics Institute (INS) state that Catholicism is the leading Christian religion in Cote d'Ivoire with 22 percent, ahead of Protestantism which represents 5.5 percent.



Catholics are scattered in almost all the country’s corners, namely in parishes and through social activities undertaken by satellite structures and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Meanwhile, traditional and tribal religions represent 17.5 percent of the Ivorian population.

In Cote d'Ivoire like in many African countries, people are still entrenched to their roots, i.e. to their traditional and animistic religions.

The Islamic religion totals 38 percent in the statistics of religions performed in Cote d'Ivoire, according to a study carried out by the National Islamic Council.

This high percentage stems from the fact that this community is a cultic entity, despite some rampant ideological divergences.

LS/dmg/Dng/daj/APA
2009-03-24 17:07:34
 


 
 
 
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