The Roman Catholic Church has always played a very important role in the history of Poland.
Almost 92 percent of Poles declared themselves as Roman Catholics in the last census. The remaining population is composed of Atheists / Non-belivers, Agnostics, Orthodox Christians and Protestants. In addition there are small pockets of Muslims and Jews. There are more than 12,000 churches in Poland.
Poland is one of the world’s most strongly Roman Catholic countries and has a higher proportion of Catholics than Italy, Spain and Ireland. Only Malta in Europe has a higher percentage of Catholics.
Three interesting ‘Religion in Poland’ facts:
- ‘Poland’ was baptised in 966.
- More than 50% of Poles attend a religious services once a week.
- There are approximately 100 religions and faith groups registered in Poland.