How did the Catholic Church get to Honduras?

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What is the Roman Catholic Church? 

The core Christian belief is that, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, sinful humans can be reconciled to God and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life. Roman Catholics believe in the resurrection of Jesus like all Christians.  They are called “Roman” Catholic because they see the Bishop of Rome as the inheritor of authority from the Apostle Peter who was the friend and follower of Jesus and first Bishop of Rome during the early spread of Christianity in the Roman empire.

How did the Catholic Church get to Latin America?  The Spanish brought the Roman Catholic Church to America during the 16th and 17th centuries.  In some Latin American  countries like Mexico, the Catholic Church helped natives fight for their independence from Spanish colonial rule.  Father Miguel Hidalgo is famous for leading the Mexican people in a fight for independence.  In the 19th and 20th centuries, many liberal regimes struggled to control and reduce the power and influence of the Catholic Church through the promulgation of anti-clerical laws. In some countries, anti-clerical violence resulted in the destruction of church property and the killing of priests and other religious leaders.


WHEN? In the 1500s the first Catholic Churches were being built by Spanish missionaries.

WHO?  Religion in Latin America is characterized by the historical predominance of Roman Catholicism, increasing Protestant influence, as well as by the presence of other world religions.

Who is the Pope today? Born in Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The first pope from the Americas, took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy.

The Roman Catholic Pope Francis visits the wall of the Old Jewish Temple in Jerusalem which is also the place where Jesus was crucified and where the Prophet Mohammad received a holy vision.

What was the Treaty of Tordesillas? June 7, 1494. agreement arranged by the Roman Catholic Pope between Spain and Portugal aimed at settling conflicts over lands newly discovered or explored by Christopher Columbus and other late 15th-century voyagers. The Pope sent Spain and Portugal as missionaries around the world to spread the Catholic faith.


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What is a Missionary?  a person sent on a religious mission, especially one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country.