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Constitution of the Portuguese Republic


Article 41 (Freedom of conscience, of religion and of form of worship) (1) Freedom of conscience, religion and worship shall be inviolable. (2) No one shall be persecuted, deprived of rights or exempted from civic obligations or duties because of his convictions or religious observance. (3) No authority shall question anyone in relation to his convictions or religious observance, save in order to gather statistical data that cannot be individually identified, nor shall anyone be prejudiced in any way for refusing to answer. (4) Churches and other religious communities shall be separate from the state and free to organise themselves and to perform their ceremonies and their worship. (5) Freedom to teach any religion within the denomination in question and to use appropriate media for the pursuit of its activities shall be guaranteed. (6) The right to be a conscientious objector, as laid down by law, shall be guaranteed.