The conclave in Rome gets underway to select a new Pope. We hear about the challenges facing Catholics in China, where the government keeps a tight rein on their faith. And a percussionist from Uruguay works to share his country’s music with the world.
Brazil is the largest Catholic country in the world, yet it has seen many changes in how believers practice their faith. A charismatic form of Catholic renewal in Brazil, “pentecostalized” is growing fast.
Catholics in China are following the Vatican conclave as closely as their brethren elsewhere. But being Catholic in China has its own unique challenges. There, loyalty to the Pope can land you in jail.
This isn’t a church. It’s a “terreiro” – a place of worship for followers of the “Umbanda” faith. The people here burn incense and puff on cigars as they move with eyes closed and faces tense.
The Freedom of the Press Foundation has released surreptitiously recorded audio of the statement Private Bradley Manning made before a pre-court martial hearing last week. The audio has let Bradley Manning speak to the world in his own voice.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Brian Sanders, the British illustrator who is responsible for the poster of the new season of the hit TV series ‘Mad Men.’
The official mourning period for Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez ends Tuesday. But Venezuelans continue to stream into the capital to view his body. Many stand on line for hours.
Over the years, Iranian-Americans have ascended to corner offices in corporate America, academia and Hollywood, but are still largely absent from the political scene. Here, we meet Cyrus Habib, now the highest-ranking, elected Iranian-American official in the United States.
The Geo Quiz visits the northernmost capital in the world this time. This tiny city on the south west coast of Greenland has just 15,000 residents and a couple of traffic lights.
A former presidential candidate in Ecuador has been fined and had “his political rights suspended” after making homophobic statements. Nelson Zavala, who is also an evangelical preacher, made the statements while campaigning.
Tuesday’s Global Hit comes from the South American country of Uruguay, where percussionist Daniel ‘Tatita’ Marquez is working to get his country’s music better known around the globe. Reporter Betto Arcos profiles Marquez and the Candombe drums that are an essential part of Uruguay’s music.