Religion in Seychelles

Religion in Seychelles

Nine out of ten people who live in the Seychelles Islands is Roman Catholic. The first white settlers in the islands were Roman Catholics, and the country has remained mostly Catholic despite efforts by the British to establish Protestantism in the 19th century.

Less than 10 percent of the Seychellois are Anglicans. Most of them came from families that were converted by British missionaries who arrived in the late nineteenth and early part of the twentieth centuries.

Approximately two percent of the population of the Seychelles are supporters of faiths that include Islam, Hindu, Baha'i, and Buddhism. There are mosques and Hindu temples on the island of Mahe. There is no restriction on religious practices by any faith.



Eden Plaza, Eden Island

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