The Faroese accepted Christianity around 1000 AD and for many years the country was controlled by the Catholic Church.  The Reformation arrived around 1536 and the country followed the directive of the Danish King to adopt Lutheranism.  Freedom of worship is guaranteed and today the country is around 90% Evangelical Lutheran.  Other religious faiths and groups include, the Plymouth Brethren, the Catholic Church, the Bahá'í Faith, Jehovah's Witness, Seventh Day Adventists and various local evangelical sects.