How did the Jesuits effect the country of Chile?

I was wondering what effect the Jesuits or Society of Jesus, had on the country of Chile. This could include culture, inventions, music, food, etc.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    According to the most recent census (2002), 70 percent of the population over age 14 identify as Roman Catholic and 15.1 percent as evangelical. In the census, the term "evangelical" referred to all non-Catholic Christian churches with the exception of the Orthodox Church (Greek, Persian, Serbian, Ukrainian, and Armenian), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Seventh-day Adventists, and Jehovah's Witnesses. Approximately 90 percent of evangelicals are Pentecostal. Wesleyan, Lutheran, Reformed Evangelical, Presbyterian, Anglican, Episcopalian, Baptist, and Methodist churches are also present.

    The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and other laws and policies contribute to the generally free practice of religion. The law at all levels protects this right in full against abuse, either by governmental or private actors.

    Church and state are officially separate. The 1999 law on religion prohibits religious discrimination; however, the Catholic Church enjoys a privileged status and occasionally receives preferential treatment. Government officials attend Catholic events and also major Protestant and Jewish ceremonies.

    The Government observes Christmas, Good Friday, the Feast of the Virgin of Carmen, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the Feast of the Assumption, All Saints' Day, and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception as national holidays. The government has recently declared October 31 a public national holiday, in honor of the Protestant churches of the country.

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  • caprio
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    4 years ago

    The Jesuits of Portugal (Templar descended Royal Order of the Knights of Our Lord Jesus Christ (genuine Ordem dos Cavaleiros de Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo) have been present in 1318. The Loyola Jesuits have been based in 1540.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He created the legend that was and still is, Marcelo Salas.

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