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Oslo

Religion

Christianity did not reach Norway until late in the eleventh century. Approximately 89% of the population is now a member of the Evangelical Lutheran state church. The organization is divided into 10 dioceses. The king is head of the church. Many Norwegians adhere to other recognized religious organizations such as e.g. the Pentecostal church. In addition, there are separate Evangelical Lutheran free churches, Methodists, Baptists and Roman Catholics (over 35,280 members); the latter church has a bishop in Oslo.

Frogner church, Oslo (Evangelical Lutheran), NorwayFrogner church, Oslo (Evangelical Lutheran), NorwayPhoto: Kjetil Ree CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
Evangelical Lutheran Free Church, Oslo Norway
Evangelical Lutheran Free Church, Oslo NorwayPhoto: Jan-Tore Egge CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
Lutheran Church in Hammerfest, Norway Lutheran Church in Hammerfest, NorwayPhoto: Manxruler CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
Paul's Church in Bergen (catholic), Norway Paul's Church in Bergen (catholic), NorwayPhoto: Sveter CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

Sources

Dominicus, J. / Noorwegen
Gottmer

Hoogendoorn, H. / Noorwegen
ANWB

Meesters, G. / Zuid-Noorwegen
ANWB media

Schagen, K. / Noorwegen
Kosmos-Z&K

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