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Protestant religions, Sandinista government, Moravians, Spanish conquest, day Adventists

Since the Spanish conquest the great majority of Nicaraguans have been Roman Catholics. Protestant religions have grown very rapidly in recent decades, however, and 12 percent of the population identifies themselves as Protestant. The majority of these are Pentecostal churches, but there are many other groups, including Moravians, Baptists, and Seventh-day Adventists. Nicaragua’s constitution guarantees religious freedom, and although tensions between the Sandinista government and many religious leaders became severe during the 1980s, there is little evidence of religious discrimination.



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Protestant religions, Sandinista government, Moravians, Spanish conquest, day Adventists, religious leaders, Baptists, religious freedom, Pentecostal churches, Roman Catholics, population, recent decades, tensions, percent, groups

 
 

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