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February 11th, 2013
05:56 PM ET

Brazil's Catholics look to the future

Shasta Darlington reports on the struggles of the Catholic Church in Brazil to keep the young interested.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Brazil • Catholic Church

Ratio of evangelicals in Brazil jumps 44% in 10 years
A shot of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
June 29th, 2012
04:33 PM ET

Ratio of evangelicals in Brazil jumps 44% in 10 years

By Shasta Darlington, CNN

Sao Paulo (CNN) – The number of evangelical Christians s in Brazil, the world’s largest Catholic country, has soared over the last decade, from 15% of the population in 2000 to to 22% of the population in 2010, according to a report issued on Friday.

Over the same period, the proportion of Catholic Brazilians fell from 74% of the population to to 65%, Brazil’s National Statistics Institute reported.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Brazil • Christianity

Famed Formula One driver and his beliefs star in new movie
Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna died in a racing accident in 1994.
August 25th, 2011
12:27 PM ET

Famed Formula One driver and his beliefs star in new movie

By Gabe LaMonica, CNN

(CNN) - To the world he gave a glimpse of greatness, to Brazil he gave hope, and to God he attributed everything.

On May 1, 1994, a day that was followed by three days of national mourning in Brazil, Ayrton Senna died behind the wheel of a Formula One vehicle when his car slammed into a wall off a high-speed turn on the track in Imola, Italy. He was 34 when he was killed while leading the San Marino Grand Prix.

His legacy as one of the world's greatest race car drivers in history lives on in a film directed by Asif Kapadia.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Brazil • Sports

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