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Will half of the Italians be Muslim at the end of the century?

As of 1 January 2019, Muslims represent 30.1 per cent of foreigners residing in Italy, followed by 29.7 per cent of Orthodox Christians and, on the third step of the podium, the Catholics (18.6 per cent).

The study reads: “Muslim foreigners residing in Italy grew by 127,000 compared to 2018 (when they were 1.45 million), while Christians fell by 145,000”.

And then, the focus on countries of origin: “With regard to nationality, it is estimated that the majority of foreign Muslims residing in Italy come from Morocco (440 thousand), Albania (226 thousand), Bangladesh (141 thousand), Egypt ( 111 thousand) and Pakistan (106 thousand)”.