South Sudan


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The country profiles are intended to provide some background and context for the descriptions of the churches. These profiles should be read in conjunction with those of the churches in the country.

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Surface area:619745 km2
Classification:Least developed country






Christian: 60.50%

African traditional: 32.90%

Muslim: 6.20%


Catholics: 3579937

Anglicans: 1554000

Protestants: 1163600

Pentecostals: 40482

Orthodox: 3000

Independent: 48850

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Please note: Statistical data is taken from the World Christian Database, accessed in July 2011.

This page is currently under construction.

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Ecumenical solidarity visit to Sudan

An international ecumenical team of church representatives, so called "Living Letters", paid a solidarity visit to churches and ecumenical organizations in Sudan, including the southern region that has become the independent state of South Sudan in the meantime, from 26 March to 2 April 2008. Read more about the visit to Sudan...


Ecumenical Organizations and Councils

    WCC member churches based in South Sudan

    WCC member churches present in South Sudan

      Note: The list of churches present in countries is still in development.

      Last updated: 08/07/11