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PODCAST: How religious is Catalonia today?

While some Easter traditions still remain strong, the religious landscape of Catalonia has changed utterly in recent decades

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03 April 2021 10:00 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

In the space of a generation the religious landscape of Catalonia has changed utterly. Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts or Spotify.

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 The number of atheists, agnostics and non-religious has skyrocketed as the influence of the Catholic Church has waned since the transition to democracy.

At the same time, Catalonia is becoming more religiously diverse, with migration driving the growth of evangelical congregations and Islam.

Dr Mar Griera, the director of ISOR (Research in Sociology of Religion) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, explains the reasons behind Catalonia's rapid and intense secularization.

Cristina Tomàs White and Cillian Shields join Lorcan Doherty to discuss Catalonia's current religious makeup and look at some of the Easter traditions that are still going strong.

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