I send a missionary envoy, but he does not appear to make any progress!

In EU4, are some religions are "weaker" so you can never convert weak/unpopular religion to a higher one, such as Islam or Christianity?

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    When you hover over the progress in the religion tab, it should say something like "making 0.0% progress a month due to". What are the reasons and effects it lists in there?
    – 3ventic
    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:47
  • no, it says "with this speed we will never convert them "
    – ERJAN
    Mar 2, 2014 at 14:08
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    But it should still list all the modifiers. One of them will probably eclipse the others. For example, in my Castilian game I have had some events that converted provinces to Protestant with a -25% local missionary strength penalty. With bonuses totalling around 6%, my missionaries have no chance. Mar 4, 2014 at 1:53

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If your missionary strength is to low, you can not convert a province and it will say:

"with this speed we will never convert them "

And most likely "making 0.0% progress a month due to".

Have you looked a the religion icon in the province menu? if you hover over it, it will give all positive and negative bonuses

  • i know the answer now! You need to see missionary maintenance in religion tab. It was 0.0 - i spent 0 money on this activity. I increased it to max and now i can convert people (catholic ->animist)
    – ERJAN
    Mar 7, 2014 at 19:42

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