Previewing Pope Francis' Tour of Brazil (Lp7182013) by LatinPulse published on 2013/07/18 17:34:31 +0000 Latin Pulse looks forward this week to the upcoming trip to Brazil by Pope Francis. The discussion revolves around the symbolic importance of this trip as the first pope from Latin America returns to the region for his first international trip as pope. The program discusses the competition between Catholicism and evangelical Protestants in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America. The program also discusses the various initiatives Pope Francis has undertaken this year. The news segment covers the discovery this week of a North Korean freighter, which unsuccessfully tried to traverse the Panama Canal, laden with arms from Cuba. The program includes in-depth interviews with: Tom Quigley, formerly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Andrew Chesnut of Virginia Commonwealth University. Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell Associate Producer: Curt Devine. The photo of Pope Francis with Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff is by Roberto Stuckert Filho; the photo from earlier this year is credited to the Brazilian government and is in the public domain.