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Umbanda Christianity Ceremonies

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - For a great many Christians, their faith can be divided into two simple halves - Catholic and Protestant. In Rio, things are not so simple, and Christianity has blended with multiple variations of faiths, most notably Umbanda, which attracts between one and a half and two million followers and encourages visitors to worship.

Having originated in Rio in the late nineteenth century, the faith began to play a more prominent role in Carioca life at the start of the following century, thanks largely to the efforts of Zelio Fernandino de Moraes, a psychic . . .

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