Protestantism in Italy comprises a minority of the country’s religious population. The Catholic Church is by far the largest Christian denomination, but Protestantism has a significant presence.
Were there Protestants in Italy?
In 2020, the Pentecostal Church had the largest number of adherents among Protestants in Italy, with 250 thousand worshippers.
Number of Italian citizens belonging to Protestantism in Italy in 2020, by denomination.
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How Catholic is Italy?
Today. Around 80% of the Italian population is Catholic. Italy has 225 dioceses and archdioceses, more than any other country in the world with the exception of Brazil.
Why did Protestantism not spread to Italy?
One of the reasons for the failure of Protestantism to make any inroads in Italy was because of persecution by the Catholic Church, usually with the support of the local rulers. The Church in Italy was corrupt but it was also powerful. Since the early middle ages, the Inquisition had not been very active.
What is the oldest religion?
The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म, lit.