Many of them were suspected of being Crypto-Jewsconverted Jews who were secretly practicing their old religion, and were considered a threat to the solidarity of Christian belief. He helped to write a book about his travels entitled The Travels of Joseph the Indian which was widely disseminated across Europe.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. He reported to Rome, apparently from somewhere on the west coast of India, that he had given Christian burial to four martyred monks.
The whole of the East was under the jurisdiction of Goa and its boundaries extended to almost half of the world: Language as always was a barrier, but usually, the curious natives would listen politely to what the priests had to say. At the same time many New Christians from Portugal migrated to India as a result of the inquisition in Portugal.
These domestic objectives were not met and the armed forces, whose political awareness had grown during the war, and whose leaders had not forgiven the regime for sending them to a war they did not want to fight, seemed to represent, to conservative forces, the last bastion of "order" against the "chaos" that was taking over the country.
Another prominent Indian traveler was Joseph, priest over Cranganore. Hence, these Christians were dubbed Rice Christiansand might have continued in their old religious practices.
They used this argument to justify almost anything they did in the New World, and forced conversion was common. In the 13th and 14th centuriesthe Church enjoyed both riches and power stemming from its role in the reconquest and its close identification with early Portuguese nationalism.
By the same token, Christianity was the rallying cry of those who rose up against the Moors and sought to drive them out.
Two synods were held in Braga in the sixth century, marking the origin of its ecclesiastical significance. Early Visigoths followed the Arian heresybut they joined Roman mainstream after the eighth century. The lucrative spice trade attracted the Portuguese crown. The Church continues to have a special place in Portugal, but for the most part, it has been disestablished.
Arrival of the Portuguese[ edit ] Main article: The King found the Church to be a useful ally as he drove the Moors towards the South. In the diocese of Funai Nagasaki was founded under Portuguese protection. But after and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, Spain became the great defender of the Roman Catholic religion.
Most eventually accepted the Catholic faith but some switched to West Syrian rite. Christianity saw its importance diminish in southern Portugal during Moorish rule in the Al-Andalus period, beginning in with the Umayyad conquest of Hispaniaeven if most of the population still followed Christianity according to the Mozarabic Rite.
Hence, Christianity and the Catholic Church pre-dated the establishment of the Portuguese nation, a point that shaped relations between the two. In Goa was made an independent archbishopric, with suffragan sees at Cochin and Malacca.
It extended to the Krishna River, with a number of outlying stations beyond it. Several Ecumenical Councils were held in Braga during this period, a sign of the religious importance of the city. The Church was to be "separate" from the State but to enjoy a special position.
Japan[ edit ] Portuguese shipping arrived in Japan in  and Catholic missionary activities in Japan began in earnest aroundperformed in the main by Portuguese -sponsored Jesuits until Spanish -sponsored mendicant orders such as the Franciscans and Dominicans gained access to Japan.
Then one local citizen who seemed most eager to become a Christian would be chosen and the priest would spend a day or two teaching him—being all men, priests usually dealt only with men—the entire Gospel, or at least enough to make him the local authority.
The Portuguese colonial government supported the mission and the baptized Christians were given incentives like rice donations and good positions in their colonies.
The Diocese of Angamaly was transferred to Diocese of Craganore inand in a sixth suffragan see to Goa was established at San Thome, Mylapore, near the modern Madras.
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the Portuguese and the French. The Spanish language spread so far in Latin America because the language was given there untrammeled room for growth, as the dominant language of the imperial power that ruled these territories.
Apr 28, · Why Are Spanish speaking countries throughout the world dominated by Roman Catholicism? Update: Why is Spain Catholic and why did these countries influenced by Spain keep the Roman Catholic religion long after the Spanish left? Follow. 17 is Brazil, where they do not speak Spanish but Portuguese.
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Christianity But the treatment was less important if the natives accept the religion. Spanish doubted that Indians had souls and considered them as savages who worshipped devils.
Spanish wanted to baptize Indians by forcing them and. Spread of Christianity ; Spread of Islam; Spread of Christianity. Jesus was hung on a cross. Button Text. Christianity. Christianity today has the most followers than any other religion in the world.
missionaries worked in all the areas the Spanish and Portuguese claimed. Christianity spread through the Portuguese travelers and.Download