5 May 2017

Tonga tops global stats in Mormon membership

From , 3:03 pm on 5 May 2017

Tonga has been ranked as the country with the highest percentage of Mormons.

Figures show that 60 percent of the kingdom's inhabitants are listed as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Out of the top ten countries, nine of the countries were from the Pacific, including Samoa, Niue and the Cook Islands.

Sela Jane Aholelei reports.

    An 1835, first edition of the Mormon scripture, "Doctrine and Covenants", revelations from Mormon Church Founder Joseph Smith, is displayed at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church History Library.

An 1835, first edition of the Mormon scripture, "Doctrine and Covenants", revelations from Mormon Church Founder Joseph Smith, is displayed at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church History Library. Photo: AFP