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Latin America's first pope, Argentine-born Francis I, has staked out a new inclusive appraoch, but he also reflects hopes and anxieties about the future of Catholicism in the region.

Brazilian evangelicals are looking to the future—but Marina Silva, despite being the sole Pentecostal presidential candidate in the election, is not a part of their plans.

If the members of Congress who pride themselves on being Christians are not listening to the American people (including their constituents, such as the 59 percent of Tea Party Republicans who favor a path to citizenship), their faith leaders, or even their own holy book, who exactly are they listening to?



This week’s announcement that Pope Benedict XVI has resigned and will relinquish his official papal duties at the end of the month has brought into relief the important role of the Catholic Church in Latin America, and the important role of Latin America in the Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict XVI completed his Latin America trip with a message that change is needed both in the U.S. and in Cuba.

Prejudice against religions of African descent is a growing problem in Brazil.