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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...

Serving isolated parishes may mean ordaining married men, cardinal says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The idea of exceptionally ordaining older married men of proven virtue to celebrate the Eucharist in isolated Catholic communities...

Overcrowed prisons unfit for human life, pope says after riot in...

VATICAN CITY — In the wake of a deadly riot in a Brazilian jail, Pope Francis called for all prisons to offer dignified living...

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...

Church and evangelizing are impossible without joy of knowing Christ, Pope...

Catholic News Service ROME — The Catholic Church cannot be built and the Christian faith cannot be spread without the contagious joy of knowing Christ,...

Analysis: Latin America’s indigenous want voice in use of their land

LIMA, Peru -- Most of the environmental battles Brother Paul McAuley fights seem endless, mainly conflicts between indigenous communities and loggers operating on their...

Disarmament drive in Sao Paulo churches yields 271 firearms

SAO PAULO -- Nineteen parishes in Sao Paulo, Brazil, opened their doors to collect guns and ammunition as part of the city-wide Religions United...

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