Leaders of BRICS Nations Meet Amid Mixed Views on their Economies
As South Africa hosts the fifth BRICS summit of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the people of these emerging market nations have mixed attitudes about their economic conditions and prospects.
Latin America’s Catholics in the Spotlight
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina will be formally installed as Pope Francis on Tuesday, March 19, becoming the first pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church from Latin America.
The Shifting Global Catholic Population
Catholics have made up a remarkably stable share of the global population over the past century, but their geographic distribution has shifted significantly during that time.