- Apr 7, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges across Brazil, the Bishops’ Conference’s Prison Pastoral Commission is urging the country’s authorities to take critical measures to avoid a massive contamination in the already chaotic Brazilian prison system, including the release of detainees.
As the coronavirus spreads through South America, Catholic Church leaders are calling urgently for governments to protect indigenous people.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Brazil, on February 26, health authorities have been telling the population to increase hygiene measures and avoid crowded places. For large segments of the Brazilian working class, however, most recommendations of that kind are useless.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Like every Sunday, Brazilian Pastor Silas Malafaia took the stage of his Pentecostal temple in a middle-class Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. But this week, he wore a T-shirt instead of a blazer and, behind the three cameras broadcasting to his legion of YouTube followers, were thousands
The coronavirus pandemic swept much of the world before reaching Latin America, giving leaders time to learn from the high death rates in countries like Spain and Italy.
The Archdiocese of Sao Paulo has offered the city a community center, House of Prayer, to lodge homeless who get the coronavirus.