Evangelical Christian churches are luring Brazilians away from Roman Catholicism, the dominant religion in Brazil. In 1950, 94 percent of Brazilians said they were Catholic, but that number fell steadily to 74 percent by 2000.
The New York Times article mentions several churches, among which Renascer/Reborn in Christ -- whose leaders are facing fraud, larceny, tax evasion and money laundering charges.
The Roman Catholic Church's strong opposition to an abortion carried out this week on a nine-year-old Brazilian girl suspected to have been raped by her stepfather has highlighted the uphill struggle that abortion reform advocates f... Read Post
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 2... Read Post