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Christianity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo constitutes a majority of the population, divided into the following breakdown: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguism 10%[1].

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History

Christianity in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a unique history to the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa: Christianity's presence predates the Scramble for Africa, having first arrived in the Kingdom of Kongo in 1491, brought by Portuguese explorers. [2] Nzinga Mbemba Affonso, a provincial chief who became a convert to Christianity, became Manikongo in 1506 and reigned as Alfonso I, and embarked on a modernization campaign that involved converting the population to Christianity.

Modern Era

See: Roman Catholicism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Church of Christ in Congo

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