BRAZIL: Protestants are projected to make up the majority of Brazilians by 2050. But they won’t have to wait until then to influence the world’s largest Catholic nation. The strong showing by a Bible-reading Assemblies of God member, Marina Silva (above), in this year’s presidential race highlighted their increased political clout, leading to new partnerships with Catholics on social issues. “Now we have a voice,” said Marcos Simas, editor of Cristianismo Hoje. “Society must listen to us.”

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