The country’s government generally respects this right in practice
The US government found no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious belief or practice in 2007
However, it is widely acknowledged the Catholic Church is one of the most powerful, and wealthy, organizations in the country and that their social views heavily influence policy-making
ARTICLE 75. The Roman Catholic and Apostolic Religion is the religion of the State, which contributes to its maintenance, without preventing the free exercise in the Republic of other forms of worship that are not opposed to universal morality or good customs.