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Protestant congregation in Oman, consisting mainly of Filipinos.
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Protestant congregation in Oman, consisting mainly of Filipinos.

Protestants by country
Last column: % Protestants of the population
Algeria 1,500 <0.1%
Bahrain 50,000 8.6%
Egypt 200,000 0.3%
Iran 200 <0.1%
Iraq 200 <0.1%
Jordan 200 <0.1%
Kuwait 45,000 2.0%
Morocco 35,000 0.1%
Oman 80,000 2.4%
Palestine 50,000 1.4%
Qatar 80,000 10.0%
Saudi Arabia 350,000 1.5%
Syria 100,000 0.5%
Sudan 300,000 1.0%
Tunisia 500 <0.1%
United Arab Emirates 200,000 6.0%
Yemen 5,000 <0.1%
TOTAL *)
1,500,000 0.4%

*) Calculated for the total population of North Africa and the Middle East, approx. 460,000,000.

Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan Reverend Joseph Marona

Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan Reverend Joseph Marona.

European and American Christian churches, that are established in several Middle Eastern and North African countries. The churches have no origin in the region, and little of local traditions and characteristics.
Most belong to expatriate communities, especially in Bahrain, Oman and Qatar where they make up between 5% and 15% of the local population. They also make up a considerable community in Saudi Arabia where they must accept considerable limitations on their practice.
A few hundred thousands adherents are the result of missionary activities. This is particularly the case for Sudan.




By Tore Kjeilen