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Region Africa
Christian population 4 700 (0.5%)
Main religion Islam
Main threats • Islamic oppression

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The majority of the people in Comoros follow Sunni Islam – instituted as the state religion in 2018.

Christians are forbidden from sharing the Gospel, and any distribution of Bibles or religious materials to a Muslim is illegal. Sunni Muslims are the only ones allowed to participate in public religious celebrations, and Comoros doesn’t have an official process to register non-Sunni religious groups.

There are many reports of local communities ostracising individuals suspected of converting from Islam to Christianity, which forces many converts to keep their faith a secret. Any Christian who evangelises can face legal consequences, including a fine and up to a year in prison. Finally, in some parts of this small country, extremist groups are active and threaten believers.

Meet Titus

“Barely three days after I decided to follow Christ, my house was burned down. I felt this was a test of my faith in Christ, but it turned out to be faith strengthening.”

Titus (name changed), a Christian who converted from Islam.

What does Open Doors do to help?

Open Doors works through local partners to strengthen the persecuted Church in the East African islands through discipleship and economic empowerment projects.

Please pray

  • Pray for protection for Christians who have come to a saving knowledge of Christ out of Islam.
  • Ask God to give secret Christians the knowledge that they belong to a global family.
  • Pray that the government of Comoros will ease their restrictions on practicing the Christian faith.

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