Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Why Rio Was Upset a Pastor Didn’t Come to Carnival

Evangelicals have mixed feelings about mayor Marcelo Crivella, the latest symbol of Protestant ascendancy in Catholic Brazil. The mayor of Rio de Janeiro has always features prominently in the city’s raucous Carnival, a licentious celebration that runs the five days before Ash Wednesday. But this year, for the first time in memory, the mayor skipped it. That’s because, for the first time in its 450-year history, Brazil's second-largest metropolis is being run by a pastor. “In my case, it would have been demagogy,” Marcelo Crivella explained in a statement. The 59-year-old was elected in October to govern the city of 6.5 million that is knownRead More →

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