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Religion of Nicaragua




Nicaragua Religion is a blend of fascinating expression and traditions. Nicaragua Religion has a great influence in the lives of the Nicaraguan people as they utter the name of god very often. Nicaraguan government strictly promotes the right to freedom of religion.

More than 90% of the people in Nicaragua can be distinguished from others for having its own Christian organization. 73% are followers of Roman Catholic Religion. Those attending Christian churches are about 15%and 2% contribute to the Moravian churches. There are other religious groups in Nicaragua, namely the Mormons, Mennonite and the Jehovah's Witnesses. The rest of the minority group consists of the Bahai, Muslims, Buddhists and the Jewish.

During the 16th century Spanish conquerer brought Catholicism in the country with them. The Roman Catholic churches lead by the Pope in Rome has a great political influence on the Nicaraguans. During certain important occasions, the Bishops deliver speech and their opinions on different issues, which are of great importance to the people. Festivals are organized in Nicaragua in holy memory of the great saints.

With Buddhist and the Chinese emigrating mainly from China, Buddhism in Nicaragua came into existence during the early 19th century. It is believed that only 1% of the total population is Buddhists residing in Nicaragua
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