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

March 28th, 2018 Posted in International News Tags: ,

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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 Jose Amaro Lopes de Souza was taken into custody by authorities March 27. He serves Santa Luzia of Anapu parish, in the northern Brazilian state of Para, and was a close friend and associate of the late U.S. missionary Sister Dorothy Stang, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who was killed by ranchers in February 2005.

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