- Apr 21, 2021
Amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19, Brazil’s bishops have sharpened their criticism of the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro.
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.
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.
Traditionalist Catholics in Brazil are complaining about a Lenten campaign which mentions the “politics of violence” aimed at the South American country’s LGBT community.
After Brazil’s prisons imposed restrictive measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, complaints of torture in correctional facilities increased by 70 percent, according to the nation’s bishops.
Stating that Brazil’s federal government displayed contempt for protecting the health of the population and showed criminal conduct, 380 Brazilian Christian religious leaders filed an impeachment request against President Jair Bolsonaro for the crime of shirking his responsibilities.