There are also multiple minor languages spoken by ethnic minorities in France, particularly
along the bordering regions with Germany and
Spain. However, Paris is a growing immigrant center and many people speak
various languages natively, although nearly all also speak French and use this as
their primary means of communication in the country. English, German, and other
popular international languages are also spoken as secondary languages in France,
but often times only at a basic level.
Most of the French proclaim Catholicism as their religion,
although there is a small and growing Muslim minority due to immigration trends,
primarily from North and West Africa.
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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