Christianity in Brunei

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The Christianity is the religion of about 10% of the population by the Sultanate of Brunei .

The Islam is formally the state religion in Brunei, the freedom of religion is guaranteed, however, at least in theory by the Constitution. Contact with Christians in other countries, the Bible and the public celebration of Christmas are forbidden. Christians are not allowed to do missionary work , the teaching of Christianity is forbidden in the country's schools. Muslims converting to Christianity face pressure from the authorities and society. If religious organizations fail to register, their members can be arrested. Marriages between Christians and Muslims are not permitted. Proselyting on the part of Christians is forbidden.

Protestant denominations

Roman Catholic Church

There are three Roman Catholic parishes in Brunei . You belong to the Apostolic Vicariate of Brunei . Cornelius Sim is a bishop and Vicar Apostolic of Brunei. His episcopal ordination took place in 2005.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Richard Lloyd Parry: Brunei locks up Santa hat wearers for 5 years . In: The Times (London) , January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  2. ( Memento from May 12, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
  3. ^ Source of the list: World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, Volume 1, p. 153
  4. ( Memento of the original dated December 7, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /