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Janet Tappin Coelho is a journalist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Stories by Janet Tappin Coelho | Religion News Service
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Ramadan and the World Cup’s Muslim Athletes

For the first time since 1986, the World Cup has coincided with Ramadan: How will Muslim players’ performances be affected?

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As World Cup Looms, Churches in Brazil Fight Child Sex Tourism

After increases in sex crimes against children at previous World Cups, Brazilian churches brace for an intense fight in a country known for sexual abuse.

Brazil’s police take Bible classes to reduce stress

RIO DE JANEIRO — Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their … Continued

Brazil tries to combat religious intolerance of minority faiths

RIO DE JANEIRO — The couple practiced Candomble, an African-Brazilian faith with roots in Brazil’s slave trade. They dressed in … Continued

Walking 1,850 miles to see Pope Francis, pilgrim feels renewed

RIO DE JANEIRO — A record-breaking three million Roman Catholics crammed  Copacabana Beach Saturday (July 27) night to hear Pope … Continued