Saarland - Religion

Religion

Religion in Saarland - 2007
religion percent
Roman Catholics 64.1%
Protestants 19.5%
Other or none 22.0%

The Saarlanders are the most religious population amongst all Germans. The adherents of the Catholic Church comprise 64.1% of the total, organised in the two dioceses of Trier (comprising the formerly Prussian main part of Saarland) and Speyer (for the smaller eastern formerly Palatine part). 19.6% of the Saarlandic population belongs to the Evangelical Church in Germany, organised in the two Landeskirchen named Evangelical Church in the Rhineland and Evangelical Church of the Palatinate, both following the same former territorial partition.

Saarland has the highest concentration of Roman Catholics of any German state, and is one of two states (the other being Bavaria) in which Catholics form an absolute majority (over 50%).

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