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Fr Donald Calloway: ‘Christians could learn a lot from the zeal of surfers’

The spirituality of surfing

Fr Donald Calloway on why wave-riders call the beach their ‘church’

World Youth Day this year - but Catholicism is failing in Latin America   REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

In much of the continent Catholicism is seen as failing the poor

Pope Francis kisses an infant as he makes his way to Copacabana beach for the World Youth Day Way. Catholicism is losing ground across the region (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Large numbers adopting evaneglical Protestantism or leaving religion

Dominican Father Gustavo Gutierrez (CNS)

Liberation theology is being re-examined under Pope Francis, according to Dominican Father Gutierrez

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope makes comments in video message to residents in Buenos Aires’ shantytown