Eastern Orthodoxy in Saudi Arabia

Eastern Orthodoxy in Saudi Arabia is a Christian minority consisting of people of various nationalities that are adherents of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The percentage of Saudi Arabian citizens who are Christians is officially zero.[1] The Saudi Arabian Mutaween (Arabic: مطوعين‎), or Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (i.e., the religious police) prohibits the practice of any religion other than Islam.[2] The Greek Orthodox have some numerical strength.[3] Major nationalities in Saudi Arabia include Egyptians, Syrians, Palestinians and Lebanese.[4]


  1. ^ Central Intelligence Agency. "Saudi Arabia". The World Factbook.
  2. ^ International Religious Freedom Report 2008 - Saudi Arabia
  3. ^ Kjeilen, Tore. "Greek Orthodox Church". LookLex Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 26 September 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  4. ^ United States Department of State

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