Compared to other Mayan highland communities, Comitancillo does not have a strong Protestant presence. Most likely, this is because the Catholic Church has been very active in the village. The parish is well organized, meaning that religious services (mass, baptisms, sacraments) are available. In contrast, in villages and regions where the Catholic Church has not shown a strong presence or has only recently started to serve the community, penetration by Protestant churches has been much easier. Two examples support this interpretation. First, the municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacán (province of San Marcos), where a permanent Catholic priest started his work only a few decades ago, and, second, the province of El Quiché, where the Catholic ...

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