1,151 religious servants, not counting 35 military chaplains, were stationed in Latvia at the end of 2018. Such data were released by the country's Ministry of Justice, to which "Blagovest-info" refers to on November 13 (http://www.blagovest-info.ru/index.php?ss=2&s=3&id=85461).
Last year, Jehovah's Witnesses turned out to have the largest number of official servants (the organization is prohibited in the Russian Federation) – 338 (a year earlier – 329). They are followed by the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church – 224 (a year earlier – 213). In third place – the Roman Catholic Church of Latvia – 132 (in 2017 – 159).
Next are the Baptists (96 ministers) and the Latvian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (95 clergy), which thus took 5th place. Last year, 61 ministers were counted among Pentecostals, and 42 mentors from Old Believers (Pomeranians).
In addition, 52 ministers are among the Christians of the evangelical faith, 25 are among the evangelical Christians, 33 are among the Seventh-day Adventists, 20 are at the New Generation church, 14 are at Methodists.
As for the Chaplains of Infiltration, in 2018 the most Baptists were represented among them – 12. The Roman Catholic Church of Latvia in second place – 11 chaplains. In third place are Pentecostal chaplains – 4, followed by Lutherans – 3, another 3 chaplains are available from the Old Believers. LPC MP has in the army only 2 of its clergy.
In general, in the past years, the Latvian religious communities united 1,254,954 believers, which is 226,869 less than a year earlier, when the total number of believers was 1,481,823 people.