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Christianity in Turkmenistan

Christians, most of whom are ethnic Russians, constitute less than 9% of the population in Turkmenistan. Orthodox Christianity in Turkmenistan is the main form of Christianity.

Russian Orthodox Church

The Russian Orthodox Church is officially recognized and constitute the largest religious minority. [1][2] The Church is under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Archbishop in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. [2]

Other denominations

Around 50 Catholics live in Turkmenistan. [3] There are also ethnic Germans, who are practising Lutherans; [2] while there are few Evangelical Christians in Turkmenistan. [4] Evangelical Christian Baptist Church of Turkmenistan, Seventh-day Adventist Church of Turkmenistan, Full Gospel Christian Church of Turkmenistan (Pentecostals), Light of the East Church (Dashoguz Pentecostal Church), Greater Grace Church of Turkmenistan, International Church of Christ, and the New Apostolic Church of Turkmenistan are all registered Christian denominations. [2] Since 2003 all religious groups have to register and unregistered activity is illegal. [4][2]

See also

References

  1. ^ The EFC - Religious Freedom Turkmenistan
  2. ^ a b c d e Turkmenistan
  3. ^ Turkmenistan, Statistics by Diocese, by Catholic Population [Catholic-Hierarchy]
  4. ^ a b :: Betanien - Newsletter ::

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