- Apr 9, 2021
Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Brazil, on February 26, health authorities have been telling the population to increase hygiene measures and avoid crowded places. For large segments of the Brazilian working class, however, most recommendations of that kind are useless.
The Archdiocese of Sao Paulo has offered the city a community center, House of Prayer, to lodge homeless who get the coronavirus.
The Archdiocese of Sao Paulo announced the creation of a commission to investigate allegations of sexual abuse linked to the Catholic Church.
An interreligious ceremony held at the cathedral of São Paulo to support the Synod for the Amazon region was accused by critics as a cover for left-wing activism inside the Church.
The Archdiocese of São Paulo and members of Catholic lay movements have been making a huge effort to deal with the needs of homeless people, but they say the problem is getting worse.
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.