Latin American Cultures
Vol. XVII 2010 N.3
The Church in Latin America. There is great diversity across the continent, varying from indigenous peoples to those of African heritage, and as a result there is also a wide range of languages and dialects. Nonetheless, Latin America is predominantly Catholic. Amidst political tension, ideological differences, and distinct traditions, the Church has an opportunity to respond to conflict and cultural diversity by integrating unique customs from people of distinct backgrounds.