Eloísa Marín

“Latin American Religion: More than just Catholicism”.

Catholicism was brought to Latin America during the fifteenth century by the Spanish and Portuguese, and it went on to become the most widespread religion in Latin America. By the 1990s Latin America was responsible for 42 percent of the world’s Catholic population. Nevertheless, Catholicism goes far beyond stating one’s affinity, obeying church rules, or going to church; it is more of a cultural identity that unifies heterogeneous practices across the region.