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Families fleeing Venezuela find home with Scalabrinians in Sao Paulo

Catholic News Service SAO PAULO — At the beginning of March, Gisela Gomez, 36, gathered a few belongings, said goodbye to her 17- and 15-year-old...

Brazilian priest, associate of Sister Dorothy Stang, arrested in Brazil

Catholic News Service SAO PAULO -- A priest connected with the Brazilian bishops' Pastoral Land Commission was arrested and charged with extortion and money laundering. Father...

U.N. Refugee Olympic team: A victory cheer for all refugees

Catholic News Service RIO DE JANEIRO — Glued to the improvised screen set up on the patio of the Caritas house, the refugees yelled and...

At Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue, cardinal blesses Olympic torch

Catholic News Service RIO DE JANEIRO (CNS) -- High above the city, beneath the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta blessed the...

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian archbishop

Catholic News Service SAO PAULO — Catholics in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba woke July 6 to find that Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto...

Abortion is not the answer for the Zika virus, archbishop says

  Catholic News Service   SAO PAULO — The president of the Brazilian bishops’ conference criticized a proposal by the U.N. Human Rights Commission that countries allow...

Brazilian priest recalls prayers to Mother Teresa, possible miracle

Catholic News Service SAO PAULO — Although some may say it was by chance, Brazilian Father Elmiran Ferreira Santos believes that God’s hands were leading...

At Rio’s Christ statue, a light and sound display welcome World...

Catholic News Service SAO PAULO — Hours before the kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the...

Pope pledges almost $5 million to help pay World Youth Day...

Catholic News Service RIO DE JANEIRO — Pope Francis has pledged a donation of almost $5 million to help pay part of the debt incurred...

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