HONDURAS—The country’s Catholic church is celebrating its centennial with a major festival this year.
Honduras’ Catholic Church celebrates its centenary in February with a festival, dubbed “cultural heritage” that will include performances and a performance by the band the Sisters of Mercy.
The festival, which takes place in the capital, Tegucigalpa, has become an important way for the church to highlight its cultural heritage, which has seen significant changes in the last 40 years.
Francisco López, president of the Honduran Catholic Church, said in a statement Sunday that the festival is an opportunity for people to express their cultural identity, and the Sisters, who perform at the festival, will be a symbol of this.
Holland and Honduras were both occupied by the U.S. during the Cold War.
Honduras is a member of the Americas regional bloc and hosts the region’s largest Catholic church, which supports democracy and religious freedom.