For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Church.
Churches are welfare buildings in Tropico 3 and Tropico 4. Churches are basic Catholic houses of worship and building one is the very first demand of the Religious faction. Tropicans visit churches in order to satisfy their need for faith and making sure everyone has adequate access to one will help in boosting the average religious satisfaction, another Religious demand.
Having too many churches for an island's population is taken as a sign of Christian fundamentalism, which lowers relations with the Islamic Middle East.
Sunny Flowers: Violence broke in Tropico as the army tried to remove Reverend Esteban from the pub to start the first service in the church. Several soldiers are missing; presumed drunk. The Reverend had this to say...
Reverend Esteban: Get me another one, and make a big one.