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For information about records for non-Christian religions in Laos, go to the Religious Records page.


Laos does not have an official state religion. Most of the Lao population is Buddhist. The three largest Christian churches are: the Lao Evangelical Church, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Roman Catholic Church.[1] The Roman Catholic Church has had a presence in Laos since 1885.[2]


The article "First new church in northern Laos since revolution" discusses modern Catholic history.

To obtain records about an ancestor, contact the local priest of the church where your ancestor attended.

See also Laos Cemeteries.


There are two branches of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the capital city.


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Christianity in Laos," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 29 June 2016.
  2. "Catholic Dioceses in Laos | List of Archdioceses in Laos | Ucanews," in UCAN directory: Database of Catholic Dioceses in Asia,, accessed 29 June 2016.