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Recognition of religion or belief in Liechtenstein

According to the standards set out in the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Principality of Liechtenstein are classified restrictive.

Recognition of religion or belief in Liechtenstein


  • Catholicism is the state denomination.

  • Ambiguity exists as to certain elements of the registration process.

  • Partial recognition is in effect whereby no religious group is able to attain the same degree of recognition as the Catholic Church even if that group follows all procedures for registration.

  • There aren’t procedures for religious registration separate from the registration of secular entities as groups other than the Catholic Church may only register as private associations in the commercial registry, a registry of both secular and religious entities.

  • The informational requirements for the registration process are in parts intrusive and others unnecessary.

Positive elements:

  • The government does broadly uphold freedom of religion or belief and the small society that Liechtenstein encompasses seem to accept diversity of religious belief and practice.


  • Establish procedures for religious registration distinct from those established to register secular entities.

  • Establish a recognition system that has the capacity to both existentially recognise and legally register religious entities at multiple levels of activity.

  • To become dynamic, establish a recognition agency that is independent of government to manage the newly established recognition system and works to promote and sustain religious and belief freedom through spreading the message that diversity of belief identity is positive.

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