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Protest, Bombs, and Enthusiasm: The Pope Visits Brazil


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Catholics carry the World Youth Day Cross to the stage before the start of the World Youth Day opening mass, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 23, 2013.
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Catholics carry the World Youth Day Cross to the stage before the start of the World Youth Day opening mass, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 23, 2013.

In his first visit to South America since becoming pontiff, Pope Francis faces high expectations and civil unrest in Brazil, a country that has seen a marked decline in its numbers of Catholics. In light of the Pope's visit, we'll discuss the current economic, political, and social landscape of Brazil.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Juanita Darling, assistant professor of international relations at San Francisco State University
  • Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press reporter based in Brazil
  • Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Philip Pullella, Vatican correspondent for Reuters

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