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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Religion Roman Catholic remains to be the dominant religion in Mexico with nearly 89% of the population professing the Catholic faith.Historically, the Spanish brought Catholicism to Mexico when they arrived as conquerors, and aggressively persuaded the indigenous people to join the Catholic faith. Catholicism shares common practices withthe native Mexicans such as fasting andpilgrimages which were capitalized bySpanish missionaries in their aggressivepush to converting the native Mexicanpopulation. Today, the Catholic churchproves to be an influentialinstitution as it continuously serves to be a tie and a gudingforce to Mexican's family lifeand social concerns. Colonial Mexico Mexico is the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world. The overwhelming majority of Mexicans today speak Spanish with different variations of the language and accentsas influenced of the many ethno-linguistic languages in Mexico.At present, words such as cafe, padre, and corte are still used. This showsproves that the Spanish language made a huge impact in Mexico's historyand proves to be one of the lasting legacies of Spain. The Catholic church played amajor role in Mexican educationduring the colonial era. Just like any otherSpanish colonies, Spain provided education mainly for the elites,while the indigenous people had their owntraditional ways that were replaced with a new system by the Spaniards. At present, becauseof the significant influence of Spanisheducation in Mexico,a considerable numberof higher learningCatholic universitiesstill exists in Mexicoand has continuouslyprovided quality education for the people. Colleges such as Instituo Cumbres and FrayPedro de Gante still exist. Education Language
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