- Apr 9, 2021
Catholic organizations are trying to pressure Brazil’s government to do more to protect the South American country’s environment, especially in its Amazon region.
Catholic leaders in Brazil are still exercising caution after a supreme court justice authorized the celebration of in-person religious services for the whole country on April 3.
As Catholics around the world enter the holiest week in the Christian calendar, many are setting their plan for Church attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes in Latin America, one of the hardest hit regions in the world.
A Brazilian priest is being hailed as a hero after he died on March 13 saving two people from drowning in a lake in Bezerros, in Pernambuco State.
When he was 17-year-old, Elissandro Nazare de Siqueira was trying to make a living for himself in São Paulo when he met Father Bartolomeu da Silva Paz, a priest known for his lively Masses and his charitable enterprises.
Brazil’s National Council of Justice, the regulatory agency of the country’s judiciary system, recommended caution to all judges in the country when they analyze lawsuits that may result in the removal of squatters and rural settlements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Brazilian bishops’ conference and five civil society groups criticized the federal government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the end of February, the Archdiocese of São Paulo established a personal chaplaincy for Nigerians, who constitute one of the largest African communities in Brazil’s biggest city.