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Religion in Seychelles

The majority of the island’s inhabitants are Roman Catholics (86%). Others such as the Seventh Day Adventists, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witnesses, Bahai Faith, Muslims and Hindus number around 3.4%. The Government preaches and practices freedom of religion. Most Seychellois are keen churchgoers, but belief in the supernatural and in the old magic of spirits known as gris remains strong. Despite the outlawing of sorcery in 1958, there are a number of bonhommes and bonfemmes di bois concocting potions, cures and curses.

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