According to a major survey, evangelicals are 37% of the population, Roman Catholics, 33%. 29% said they are unaffiliated believers and 1% identify as non-believers.
The Evangelical Alliance of El Salvador says the statements given to a French newspaper should be reconsidered. Pastors are registered with the state and have licenses, the evangelical body says.
Only our personal relationship with God is worth anything.
According to a CID Gallup survey, 44% of Salvadorans identify as evangelical, and 38% as Catholic. “In just one generation, the Catholic Church has lost 17% of its members”.
The Presidents of Paraguay, El Salvador and Guatemala call believers to ask for God’s protection. Christians react to mockery on social media: “We are not ashamed of saying that our trust is in God”.
A church in Lugo welcomes families of refugees from Latin America who arrive in the city. “A space of security where the Christian community can be open and inclusive”.
Newspaper ‘El País’ witnesses how members of rival gangs worship together in an overcrowded prison. “We feel free, when Christ opens your heart there is no turning back”.
Around 4,000 left Honduras to find a better life in Mexico and the US. World Vision calls for “a joint action between churches, civil society, companies and authorities to provide humanitarian aid”.