Losing My Religion

In a region of high inequality and Catholic dominance, Uruguay is twice an outlier.

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was inaugurated as the first Latin American pope, nearly all the region’s states sent delegations to Rome. José Mujica, the left-wing president of Uruguay, was a notable exception. “I had no official business there,” he said. “Uruguay is a lay country.” Most countries adhere to a formal separation of church and […]

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