The following is a list of countries recognizing an official religion.
The following states recognize some form of Christianity as their official religion (by denomination):
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Some cantons of Switzerland
- Vatican City
- Philippines (de facto, officially secular)
Jurisdictions which recognize one of the Eastern Orthodox Churches as their official religion:
The Russian Federation maintains the separation of church and state. Nevertheless it recognizes the Russian Orthodox Church, part of the Eastern Orthodox communion, as well asBuddhism, Judaism, and Islam as "indigenous" to Russian soil. (preamble of the law on freedom of conscience 1997)
Jurisdictions which recognize one of the Oriental Orthodox Churches as their official religion:
Jurisdictions which recognize a Lutheran church as their official religion:
Until 2000, Sweden had the localized Lutheran Church as a state church. The Church of Sweden has now been relegated to the status of a national church. Finland's former state church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, was changed into a national church (along with the Finnish Orthodox Church, which was given the same position) through the church law of 1870, the constitution of 1919 and the law on religious freedom of 1922.
Jurisdictions which recognise an Anglican church as their state religion:
Jurisdictions which recognize a Reformed church as their official religion: