The Philippine – English Community(フィリピンー英語共同体) 2019年2月

The Philippine-English Community

Catholicism in the Philippines rapidly spread during the early years of Spanish Colonialism. Its close associations with Filipino identity have placed the Catholic Church at the heart of nationalism, social justice and other movements, while at the same time has been associated with power and politics at various points in its history. Since the colonial period, Catholicism has been the cornerstone of Filipino identity for millions in the Philppines. In 2015, it was estimated that 84 million Filipinos or roughly 82.9% of the population profess the Catholic Faith.
The Catholic Church has great influence on Philippine society and politics. Also, the Catholic Church is involved in education at all levels. It has founded and continues to sponsor hundreds of secondary and primary schools as well as a number of colleges and internationally known universities.
Catholic holy days, such as Christmas, Good Friday, etc. are observed as national holidays, with local saints’ days being observed as holidays in different towns and cities.
Overseas Filipinos have spread Filipino culture worldwide, and have brought Filipino Catholicism with them, and that just shows how strong each Filipino’s faith and devotion is to Catholicism.