In his first visit to South America since becoming pontiff, Pope Francis faces high expectations and civil unrest in Brazil, a country that has seen a marked decline in its numbers of Catholics. In light of the Pope’s visit, we’ll discuss the current economic, political, and social landscape of Brazil.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Juanita Darling, assistant professor of international relations at San Francisco State University
Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press reporter based in Brazil
Philip Pullella, Vatican correspondent for Reuters