Thursday, May 10, 2007

The pope in Brazil

GetReligion has a wrap-up of the myriad stories previewing Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Brazil, which began Wednesday. It discusses the two main story lines: that the conservative pontiff will be facing his long-term foe -- Catholicism's "liberation theology," a socialist remnant that persists in South America -- and the raise of Protestantism.

As is often the case, GetReligion, which critiques the way we -- the media -- cover religion, takes issue with the banging of the cliche gong.

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