A Pope in Rio

Posted on July 21, 2013

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FrancisBrasilThe New York Times provides a good background to Pope Francis trip to Brazil.

I’m coincident on the “social justice” rhetoric he will show to the youngsters  gathering there. A point to take into account is that “electronic evangelists”  in Brazil collect huge sums from Sao Paulo’s industrial bosses.

Protestants are strong in political parties close to those bosses which have been partners with Lula and Dilma in the hard task of seeking a stable democracy amid the intricate Brazilian political system (which is the reason behind the many “corruption” denounces: allies are costly).

Perhaps the greatest achievement Francis could dream of is to recover the confidence of the entrepreneurs class in the old friendly Roman Catholic Church.

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