Pew survey: Latin Americans born into Catholic Church increasingly leave for Protestantism

November 13, 2014 4:15 AM

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Pew survey: Latin Americans born into Catholic Church increasingly leave for Protestantism

FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis waves to people from his popemobile in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Latin Americans who were born into Roman Catholic families have increasingly left the faith for Protestant churches, while many others have dropped organized religion altogether in a major shift in the region’s religious identity, according to a survey released Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014 photo, members of the God's Assembly, Restoration Ministry Church react to the words of Pentecostal preacher Dione dos Santos in the Coreia shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While 84 percent of Latin American adults report they were raised Catholic, only 69 percent...

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