Faith & Missions
Muslims, who make up the largest traditional religious group (70%), adhere to a moderate form of Sunni Islam. The Albanian Autocephalous Orthodox (20%) and Roman Catholic Churches (10%) are the other large denominations. Evangelical Christianity was considered a cult until March 2011. It is now one of five state recognized religions.
Foreign clergy, including Muslim clerics, Christian and Ba’hai missionaries, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and many others freely carry out religious activities. No religious missionaries have suffered any acts of violence or been arrested because they are missionaries.
Faith based missions have been active in the region since communism fell in 1991