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Major religions practiced in Gabon include Christianity (Roman Catholicism and Protestantism), Islam, and traditional indigenous religious beliefs.[1] Many persons practice elements of both Christianity and traditional indigenous religious beliefs.[1] Approximately 73 percent of the population, including noncitizens, practice at least some elements of Christianity; 12 percent practice Islam (of whom 15 to 20 percent are foreigners); 10 percent practice traditional indigenous religious beliefs exclusively; and 5 percent practice no religion or are atheists.[1] Former president El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba was member of the Muslim minority.[1]

Foreign missionaries are active in the country.[1]

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice.[1] The US government received no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious belief or practice during 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g International Religious Freedom Report 2007: Gabon. United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (September 14, 2007). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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