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The pope in Brazil

by Brad A. Greenberg

May 10, 2007 | 10:12 am


GetReligion has a wrap-up of the myriad stories previewing Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Brazil, which began Wednesday. It discusses the two main story lines: that the conservative pontiff will be facing his long-term foe—Catholicism’s “liberation theology,” a socialist remnant that persists in South America—and the raise of Protestantism.

As is often the case, GetReligion, which critiques the way we—the media—cover religion, takes issue with the banging of the cliche gong.

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