- Jun 14, 2021
Catholic leaders in Brazil say a recent decision by the National Penitentiary Department (Depen) to replace in-person chaplain visits to prisoners with ecumenical closed circuit radio stations is a direct attack to the Catholic Church and its Prison Pastoral Commission.
A Mass in memory of murdered members of the LGBT community has spurred controversy in Brazil.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 registered the highest number of land conflict incidents in Brazil since 1985, the Catholic-affiliated Pastoral Land Commission reported.
A small city in the south of Brazil plans to unveil one of the world’s biggest Christ statues, a 121-foot-tall giant of concrete placed on a 20-foot-high platform.
Catholic activists in Brazil are demanding an independent investigation into the most lethal police operation in the history of Rio de Janeiro, which resulted in the deaths of 28 people.
More than 60 Brazilian bishops who work in the Amazon presented the Brazilian Senate with a letter recommending that the country’s upper house withdraw a bill because it threatens extensive damage to public forests and traditional populations.
At least seven statues of saints were vandalized at a Catholic church in the greater São Paulo metropolitan area, with a group of Evangelical teenagers suspected.