Norway was christianized at the end of 10th century and adopted the Lutheran Reformation in the 16th century. Apart from the Church of Norway (Lutheran), which used to be the state church and is still the majority church there are several smaller free churches, the Catholic Church, Orthodox churches and Pentecostal and charismatic churches and groups. Since March 2006, virtually all the churches are together in one national body, the new Christian Council of Norway. Besides the Church of Norway which is a member of the WCC, the Orthodox, the Anglican, the Finnish and Swedish Lutheran and the United Methodist churches in Norway as well as the German-speaking congregation are part of the WCC through the ecclesial structures outside the country to which they belong. There is also an evangelical alliance, called the Norwegian Council on Mission and Evangelism (NORME) which is affiliated with the World Evangelical Alliance.