- 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.
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.
Indigenous people in Brazil are facing obstacles to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, despite being considered a priority group.
After a second wave of COVID-19 hit Brazil at the beginning of January, the healthcare system has been struggling to cope, with the medical oxygen supply in the city of Manaus being depleted.
Brazil is preparing for municipal elections on Nov. 15, and a surprising number of clerics are running for public office.
Inside, there was nothing massive about the Mass: Just 1,000 people were spaced carefully across the pews of a vast basilica that normally holds 35,000 as the Catholic Church tried to protect parishioners from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday nominated a judge with a record of flexible rulings to the country’s Supreme Court, frustrating evangelical members of his conservative base who had been promised one of their own for the opening.
A report on the violence against indigenous peoples in Brazil in 2019, published by the Bishops’ Conference’ Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI), showed that the number of intrusions of indigenous reservations more than doubled last year.