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Latest update : 2013-07-24

Catholic church fights against falling congregations

The pope is enjoying a rapturous welcome in Brazil, a country with more Catholics than anywhere else on earth. The excitement is real, but the number of Brazilians who actually go to mass is in rapid decline and it's the Protestant, evangelical strain of Christianity that's thriving. However, Rome is fighting back, not just with the pope but with "celebrity" priests like Father Marcelo Rossi. France 24's Nicolas Ransom caught up with some of his followers.

By Nicolas RANSOM

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2017-03-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French Catholic voters remain faithful to scandal-hit Fillon

French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon is a practicing Catholic. In a book which kicked off his presidential bid, he wrote an entire chapter about his faith....

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2017-03-23 Asia-pacific

A day in the life of an Indian entrepreneur

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2017-03-22 Asia-pacific

Pakistan faces water crisis

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2017-03-21 France

World Down Syndrome Day: The fight to raise awareness

Today's Focus marks the World Down Syndrome Day, an annual global event that helps raise awareness about the syndrome and what it means to lead a life with it. In France alone,...

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2017-03-20 Middle East

Caught in the crossfire: The human cost of the battle for Mosul

It's been one month since the Iraqi government launched its operation to retake western Mosul from the Islamic State group. The government says more than 180,000 people have fled...

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