Latin Pulse: 7.18.2013

Latin Pulse looks forward this week to the upcoming trip to Brazil by Pope Francis.  The discussion revolves around the symbolic importance of this trip as the first pope from Latin America returns to the region for his first international trip as pope. The program discusses the competition between Catholicism and evangelical Protestants in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.  The program also discusses the various initiatives Pope Francis has undertaken this year.  The news segment covers the discovery this week of a North Korean freighter, which unsuccessfully tried to traverse the Panama Canal, laden with arms from Cuba.

The program includes in-depth interviews with:

Tom Quigley, formerly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; and
Andrew Chesnut of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Curt Devine.

(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)

 (The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 42 MB.)



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