The Evangelical Battle for Souls in Catholic Brazil

Fusion’s Chief Investigative Reporter Mariana van Zeller spoke to Jorge Ramos about her reporting on the growing prominence of Evangelical Christianity in historically-Catholic Brazil. The movement is drawing on the intense excitement of figures such as the “Little Missionary” Alani Santos and other leaders who are recruiting believers in the country’s most remote and dangerous corners.

Van Zeller discusses what about the faith has driven the convert numbers to 44 million, the state of the Catholic tradition in Brazil, and offers World Cup predictions in the sport that many see as the country’s true religion.