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Brazilian bishops’ conference 2021 Lenten Fraternity Campaign criticized by some conservatives

SAO PAULO -- The Brazilian bishops' conference has come under fire from some of its more conservative members since it announced this year's Fraternity...

In Brazil, ‘Querida Amazonia’ elicits range of reactions among religious

SAO PAULO — Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the pan-Amazonian synod surprised many church workers who live in the region and elicited a range...

Church officials criticize Brazil’s withdrawal from the migration pact

SAO PAULO — Church representatives working with immigrants and refugees criticized Brazil’s planned withdrawal from a global agreement to safeguard migrant people. The Brazilian bishops’...

Shooting in Brazil’s Our Lady of Conception cathedral leaves four dead,...

SAO PAULO -- A gunman opened fire inside a Brazilian church, killing four people and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself,...

Brazil’s new Catholic president promises conservative moral agenda

SAO PAULO — Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a Catholic who campaigned to rid the nation of corruption, will take office Jan. 1 with a...

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...

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