Religion in Puerto Rico

The Roman Catholic Church has been historically the dominant religion in Puerto Rico. The first dioceses in the Americas was erected in Puerto Rico in 1511. All municipalities in Puerto Rico have at least one Catholic church (building), most of which are located at the town center or plaza. Protestantism which was suppressed under the Spanish regime has been encouraged under American rule making modern Puerto Rico inter confessional. Taíno religious practices have been rediscovered/reinvented to a degree by a handful of advocates. Various African religious practices have been present since the arrival of African slaves. In particular, the Yoruba beliefs of Santeria and/or Ifa, and the Kongo-derived Palo Mayombe find adherence among a few individuals who practice some form of African traditional religion.

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