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Romone Castillo, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, prayed earlier this month at Iglesia Pentecostal in the East Harlem section of New York.
Romone Castillo, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, prayed earlier this month at Iglesia Pentecostal in the East Harlem section of New York. (Getty Images Photo) Getty Images Photo

Pentecostalism luring away Latino Catholics

By Tatsha Robertson
Globe Staff / April 15, 2005

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NEW YORK -- The Bay Ridge Christian Center in Brooklyn was swirling with the Holy Spirit on Sunday morning as well-dressed churchgoers leaped in unison to the music of live guitars and chanted ''Hallelujah!" in Spanish. The Rev. Luciano Padilla Jr., a Pentecostal evangelist who had gathered his flock at the bilingual church largely from Latino Catholic converts, swayed in ... (Full article: 1237 words)

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