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Are Brazil's Catholics growing tired of the Church?

7 March 2013 Last updated at 15:55 GMT

As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in Rome, there are calls for them to consider electing a pope from outside Europe.

Brazil is the world's most populous Catholic country, where 90% of the population used to say they belonged to the church.

But it is under pressure from the Protestant Evangelical movement which now accounts for almost a quarter of the population, as Wyre Davies reports.