Podgorica - Religion

Religion

Podgorica is home to three main religious groups : Orthodox Christians, Sunnite Muslims and Catholic Christians

Orthodox Christian population mostly originates from local Montenegrin and Serb population, which accepted Orthodox Christianity in Middle Ages after a major split during The Great Schism. Most of them settled in Podgorica after final defeat of Ottoman Empire and represent major religious group. There are various sacral objects of Eastern Orthodox churches in the City such as St. George church which originates from 13th century, or Christ's Resurrection Church which is largest church in the city recently erected. Muslim population mostly originates from lokal Bosniaks, as well as Albanians. There are several mosques in Podgorica and Tuzi. Catholic population mainly consists of local autochthonous Albanian minority. Main sacral object for the Catholic population located in the Konik neighbourhood is the Church of the Holy Heart of Jesus constructed in 1966, in Brutalist style which makes this object unique. Other Catholic objects are located in eastern suburb Tuzi.

Religion Number Percentage
Eastern Orthodox 145,575 78,29%
Muslims 20,883 11.23%
Roman Catholicism 7,947 4,27%
Christians 568 0,31%
Agnostic 225 0,12%
Atheist 3,698 1,99%
Other 1,961 1,05%
Did not declare 4,583 2,46%

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