Spanish is a Romance language also spoken in Spain; it is
closely related to other Romance languages, including Portuguese, Italian, French,
Romanian, others. The dialect of Spanish in the Dominican Republic is quite distinct
in comparison to that of Spain and there are also many minor differences in the
language across Latin America.
Dominican Republic is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic
with about 95% of the population claiming this as their religion. The remaining
5% of the population adheres to numerous other religions.
Catholicism is a Christian religion that is one of the first Christian religions
(founded after the death of Jesus in about 30-33 AD). Catholicism believes that
there is a single God who created everything, a savior, the son of God, Jesus Christ
who is the forgiver of sins, and there is the Holy Spirit, which makes up the last
part of the Holy Trinity. Catholics follow the teachings of the Bible, consisting
of the Old and New Testaments. Much of the faith is based on the life and teachings
of Jesus, which is found in the gospels (in the New Testament).
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