Flag of Comoros Rank: 42
Score: 48/100
2013 Rank: 41
Leader: President Ikililou Dhoinine
Government: Republic
Main Religion: Islam
Population: 773,000 (6,400 Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

Comoros -768x1024The main form of persecution affecting Christians on the Comoros Islands is Islamic extremism. In 2009, a referendum was held enabling the government to change the constitution and install Islam as the state religion. This constitutional change severely curtails the existence of other religions. Additionally, there has been a rise in sympathy for Islamic extremism, especially on the islands Anjouan and Moheli, causing fear among believers. Economic hardships and their subsequent economic dependence on each other, makes it difficult for individual Comorians to break away from their Muslim families and become Christians.


  • Praise God that Open Doors field reports suggest that there are a number of Comorians showing interest in the Christian faith and the church.
  • Persecution intensified this year in comparison to last year. Pray for believers to remain strong.
  • Open Doors provides support and training to persecuted Christians in Comoros

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  • Amy

    Lord, I come to You tonight on behalf of the nation of Comoros. I join my prayers with the prayers of those around the world who are joining together to pray for the persecuted church. I pray and ask in Jesus’ name that the relationships would be strengthened between believers in Comoros and Malagasy. I know that it is Your will that Your people be united and of one mind and heart, so I ask that You would help these individuals that make up these people groups to be able to put their differences aside and allow their belief in You to unite them. I ask that You would especially move among the leaders to reconcile so that the people would then follow suit.
    It’s amazing that despite intense persecution, there is still a growing number of believers and especially MBBs. However, it seems that mostly the husbands are getting saved. I pray specifically for the wives of the new MBBs and for women in Comoros all together. I pray that there would be a way to reach the women of this country with the gospel, so that they too would come to know You as their Savior. Raise up women to go to Comoros and minister specifically to the women there with Your truth. I also pray that the number of believers in Comoros would continue to rise despite the persecution that they undergo. I also thank You for the way that so many of the MBBs have gained acceptance into society and pray that this continues so that they can continue to make a living and keep strong relationships with those who don’t yet know You.
    Finally, I pray for the Open Doors programs in Comoros to continue to develop relationships with the people of Comoros. I pray that these relationships would be platforms for the gospel to both be preached to the those who don’t yet know and also to encourage and to equip those who do. Please bless and provide for the Open Doors programs and volunteers with all that they need to continue to this work – and please strengthen and comfort the missionaries who work for these programs when it gets difficult! Use them mightily for Your glory, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  • David

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    God please be with these people God, please Lord encourage your children, give them hope and peace and strength in the face of the enemy. I pray that you would comfort them Lord Jesus, and give them overwhelming joy in the face of all these things. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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