Puerto Rico

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is an example of a territory that has been greatly influenced by numerous distinctive cultures. Since the Age of Discovery, the island has been an object of the imperial ambitions of great world powers, which has caused its colonization and an inflow of vast numbers of diverse groups of people. These circumstances have converted Puerto Rico into a multicultural and interconfessional place where various customs, traditions, and beliefs coexist. This feature is reinforced by the processes of globalization, which favor the diffusion of cultural elements and religious syncretism.

An unincorporated territory of the United States, Puerto Rico is a predominantly Catholic region. Roman Catholicism was instilled into the majority of the Puerto Rican population during Spanish rule over the island ...

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