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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the presence of several representatives of Afro-Brazilian religions, Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) unanimously agreed on Thursday over the constitutionality of animal sacrifice during Afro-Brazilian religious ceremonies. "It is constitutional...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New Year's Eve in Brazil is accompanied by grand celebrations referred to as Réveillion (New Year’s Eve party), and beyond the fireworks and festivities are a number of popular traditions. One...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Christ Church, Botafogo, the only English speaking Anglican Church in Rio de Janeiro, recently gained a new chaplain, Mark Simpson from London, England. While not new to Brazil,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The World Youth Day (WYD) Catholic festival drew to a close in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 28th as Pope Francis celebrated his final mass in Copacabana and...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Pope Francis is in Brazil to attend World Youth Day (WYD), and was greeted by tens of thousands of pilgrims in the center of Rio on Monday, July 22nd. Argentinian-born Pope Francis,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2013 World Youth Day (WYD) officially began in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, July 23rd, and the agenda for the five day event is packed with numerous activities...
By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With World Youth Day (WYD) in full force as of Tuesday, July 23rd, the Cidade Maravilhosa is now host to an estimated 2.5 million pilgrims looking to explore the city as...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Pope Francis arrived in Rio yesterday on a week-long visit to Brazil in the first overseas trip of his papacy to take part in the 2013 World Youth Day (WYD). The...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Father Fábio de Melo presided over a special morning Mass on Saturday, July 20th to inaugurate the Cidade da Fé (City of Faith), one of the main locations...

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