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CZECH REPUBLIC
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Prague

Religion

From 1949 to 1990, all church organisations were under the control of the state, which also paid the salaries of the clergy. In 1990 the church was officially separated from the state and therefore there are no official church statistics. The main church is the Roman Catholic Church, which has about 39% of the population and is administratively divided into two church provinces: Bohemia and Moravia, with the archdioceses of Prague and Olomouc respectively.

From 1971, the association of pro-communist priests, Pacem in Terris, controlled the Roman Catholic Church in Czechoslovakia. This organisation was under the influence of the state. Pacem in Terris was abolished in 1990.

In 1920, part of the Roman Catholic Church separated from Rome, creating the Czechoslovak Church, a national Catholic church (since 1971 called the Czechoslovak Hussite Church). There are a number of Protestant churches, including the Czech Brethren; 2.5% of the population is Protestant. There is also the Orthodox Church of Czechoslovakia and the Greek Catholic Church. There are also Lutherans, Presbyterians, Reformed, Baptists, Hernhutters, Methodists and Jews. Approximately 40% of the Czech population is non-believers.

Sources

Mandos, M. / Tsjechiƫ
ANWB

Schneider, J. / Tsjechiƫ
Kosmos-Z&K

Sioras, E. / Czech Republic
Marshall Cavendish

Tsjechiƫ, Slowakije
Lannoo

Wilson, N. / Czech & Slovak Republics
Lonely Planet

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

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