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The population of Montenegro is 70% Eastern Orthodox. Furthermore, 21% are Sunni Muslims, 4% Roman Catholics, 2% Protestants and 3% have another denomination. All religions generally live well together, there is no religious extremism so far.

Most ethnic Slavic Muslims come from the Sandzak area, while Albanian Muslims live near the Albanian and Kosovar border.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bar (since 1089) is one of two in Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia and has ten dioceses. Historically, Catholics have been concentrated along the coast.

The Eastern Orthodox Church is a part of the Christian churches in Eastern Europe under the primacy of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. It developed from the Greek Church of the Byzantine Empire and broke away from Rome in 1054. The deep veneration of icons is central to the Orthodox faith.


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