Christianity in Lebanon
Christian Population (2013): 2,004,274
Percent Christian 1900: 77.41%
Percent Christian 2015: 34.25%
Major Churches: Maronite Catholic Church, Melkite Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, Armenian Apostolic Church.
Smaller Churches: Russian Orthodox Church, Syriac Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Catholic Church, Syriac Catholic Church, Chaldean Catholic Church, National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, National Evangelical Churches of Lebanon, Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches, Anglican Church, Church of God, Seventh-day Adventists, Brethren Evangelical Church, Church of Friends, Church of the Nazarene, Evangelical Christian Alliance.
Outlook: Following Lebanon’s decades-long civil war (1975-1990), the National Pact mandated that the country’s president must be a Christian. Christians continue to hold political power in Lebanon to this day, despite being only a third of the population. No official religious census can be taken for fear that it will disrupt the fragile peace.
State Department 2018 International Religious Freedom Report