Pray for: Sao Tomé & Principe

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: São Tomé
Population: 231,856
% Urban: 75.1 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 42.1 %
Official Language: Portuguese and three Creole dialects
Languages: 5
Literacy Rate: 75 %
Life Expectancy: 67.6 yrs (176/236)
HDI Ranking: 135 / 189
% Christian: 87.6 %
% Evangelical: 4.2 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 87.6 %
People Groups: 6
% Unevangelized: 1 %

Sao Tomé & Principe

Title: Sao Tomé & Principe

Tier: 1

Type: country

The majority of the population are Catholic, but practice is usually mixed with deep-seated African spiritist beliefs. Appeasing spirits and ancestors is often of greater importance than honouring God. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move through the Catholic Church, bringing renewal. Pray for the sovereignty of Jesus to be clearly demonstrated amid syncretized Catholicism and the growth of Islam and marginal sects.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.