- Sep 24, 2020
A corruption case involving a Catholic health care provider and officials of the Rio de Janeiro state government has put the Church at the center of a financial scandal in Brazil.
Cardinal Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro blessed the sculpture “Homeless Jesus” Nov. 18, ending a weeklong series of events by Brazil’s Catholic Church to celebrate World Day of the Poor.
Brazilians are divided between a hard-right and center-left candidate for president, and so are their bishops.
Representatives of the Brazilian bishops’ conference argued in front of the country’s Supreme Court against the decriminalization of abortion.
Despite having been carjacked twice and caught up in a gun battle over the last two years alone, Brazilian Cardinal Orani João Tempesta decided to spend his birthday on June 22 with the homeless of Rio de Janeiro, offering clothes, blankets, milk and coffee.