• Brazilian cardinal supports controversial food policy in São Paulo

    Brazilian cardinal supports controversial food policy in São Paulo

    • Oct 21, 2017

    Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer has lashed out at critics of a plan to use a flour made from food leftovers to add nutrients to food for the poor. Opponents of the plan have compared it to the rations given to animals. “Contempt is when we politicize the hunger of the poor instead of helping the poor,” the cardinal said.

  • Brazilian cardinal says it’s time to move ‘from conservation to mission’

    Brazilian cardinal says it’s time to move ‘from conservation to mission’

    • Aug 14, 2017

    When the Latin American bishops gathered in the Brazilian town of Aparecida in 2007 to plan a pastoral strategy for the continent, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was a chief architect of the document. Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of São Paulo, Brazil, says they still haven’t lived up to its vision, saying it’s time to shift from “maintenance” to “mission.”