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Salvation in the prisons of South America

Duration: 03:19

Presenter Reverend Peter Owen-Jones visits Rio de Janeiro. He notes the growth of Protestant Pentecostal churches in South America, in a place where the Roman Catholic Church has been dominant.

He sees Pastor Marcos of the Assemblies of God who is offering people in a prison a chance of healing and conversion. Pastor Marcos performs exorcisms and claims to offer the possibility of personal transformation from their demons of crime and addiction.

Available since: Fri 9 Nov 2012

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Around the World in 80 Faiths Australasia and the Pacific Ring of Fire

1/8 Pete Owen Jones travels to Australasia to find out how tribal faiths have survived.

First broadcast: 02 Jan 2009

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