CATHOLIC CHURCH LOSING GROUND IN LATIN AMERICA

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EVEN LAST YEAR'S ELECTION OF AN ARGENTINE AS POPE TO HEAD THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS LED TO CONFLICTING FEELINGS IN LATIN AMERICA.

Even last year's election of an Argentine as pope to head the Catholic Church has led to conflicting feelings in Latin America.
More than half of the people who switched from the Catholic Church to Protestant churches 58 say their new church reached out to them.
People gave Pew a wide variety of reasons for abandoning the Catholic Church.

MIAMI — In just one generation, Latin America has seen the number of people who identify themselves as Catholic plummet, with more people becoming Protestant or dropping religion altogether, a new report shows. The shift...

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AS POPE FRANCIS VISITS, CHILEANS QUESTION THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH


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2nd November, 2016 10463

LOST IN TRANSLATION? POPE PONDERS AN UPDATE TO LORDS PRAYER


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8th December, 2017 7513

POPE FRANCIS: MARRIED MEN COULD BE ORDAINED TO EASE PRIEST SHORTAGES


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11th March, 2017 4908

FEW ECHO POPES PLEA ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN SERMONS


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VOICE IS SOUGHT AT THE VATICAN ON REMARRIAGE


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24th October, 2015 1276

POPE'S CLEMENCY FOR PEDOPHILE PRIESTS UNDER SCRUTINY FOLLOWING LATEST SCANDAL


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27th February, 2017 1131

LATIN AMERICA VISIT WILL TEST POPES ABILITY TO EXPAND FLOCK


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4th July, 2015 927

POPE FRANCIS MAKES MARRIAGE ANNULMENTS EASIER


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POPE FRANCIS TRIES TO LEAVE DOOR OPEN AHEAD OF LANDMARK MEETING WITH TRUMP


The Vatican appears to be playing down the meeting... READ MORE

22nd May, 2017 594

CHILD SEX ABUSE WITHIN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH LINKED TO CLERICAL CELIBACY


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13th December, 2014 376

POPE FRANCIS NAMES 13 NEW CARDINALS, INCLUDING PAPAL ENVOY TO SYRIA


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9th October, 2016 298

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4th June, 2016 235

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24th June, 2015 194

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27th June, 2016 191

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11th November, 2015 121

LISTEN TO WOMEN MORE, DON'T BE MACHO, POPE TELLS MEN


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20th January, 2015 85

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16th January, 2018 68

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