English and Spanish are commonly taught second languages in Portugal, although they
are not extraordinarily popular. Despite this, it is fairly easy to find someone
with at least a conversational level of English and Spanish.
Nearly the entire population of Portugal is Catholic. There
are other religions, generally Christian religions, that each claim a very small
minority in the country.
Catholicism is a Christian religion that is one of the first Christian religions
(founded after the death of Jesus in about 30-33 AD). Catholicism believes that
there is a single God who created everything, a savior, the son of God, Jesus Christ
who is the forgiver of sins, and there is the Holy Spirit, which makes up the last
part of the Holy Trinity. Catholics follow the teachings of the Bible, consisting
of the Old and New Testaments. Much of the faith is based on the life and teachings
of Jesus, which is found in the gospels (in the New Testament).
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