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Norway: 25,000 left Lutheran church in August

September 06, 2016

Nearly 25,000 people left Norway’s state Lutheran church in August after the ecclesial community allowed people the option of joining or leaving the church online.

Over 8,500 people left the Church of Norway between January and July, according to the Associated Press. Nearly 1,300 people joined the body in August.

73% of Norway’s 5.2 million people are Lutheran; 3% are Catholic.

 
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