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All the last presidents of United States, and Protestant figures such as Justin Welby or Efraim Tendero pay tribute to the American evangelist and highlight his influence worldwide.
The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa (TEASA) admits there still is “a lack of political leadership” in the country.
In the last months, regional and local authorities have met evangelical representatives in several cities.
For the first time, the President of Portugal attended a worship service in an evangelical church. It was in Sintra, on Christmas Eve.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa participated in a Christmas service in the Evangelical Church of Sintra. “I left spiritually fuller”, he said after the ceremony.
Gerardo Amarilla, Uruguayan MP and former President of the parliament, was one of the first evangelical Christians in his country in such a high political position. He speaks about the challenges and opportunities for Christians in politics.
In 2011, only 30% of white evangelical Protestants believed “elected officials can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal lives”. Now 72% do, says survey.
Baptist Gerardo Amarilla is new president of the Uruguayan Parliament. There are 13 evangelicals engaged in national politics in Uruguay, the most secularised country of Latin America.