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Brazil - Latest News
Aug 17, 2020 - 10:10 am .- Pope Francis has donated ventilators and ultrasound scanners to hospitals in coronavirus-ravaged Brazil.
Jul 22, 2020 - 09:15 am .- More than 48,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Brazilian bishops to open a beatification cause for the most recent bishop to die from the coronavirus.
Jul 20, 2020 - 11:30 am .- At least nine Catholic bishops have died from the coronavirus worldwide as the pandemic continues to spread across the Americas.
Jun 11, 2020 - 08:50 am .- In a phone call Wednesday, Pope Francis told an archbishop in Brazil he is praying for the country, which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America.
May 14, 2020 - 06:51 pm .- Cardinal Orani João Tempesta, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, consecrated Brazil to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
Apr 27, 2020 - 04:35 pm .- A majority of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal has voted against an intervention seeking to decriminalize abortion for expectant mothers diagnosed with the Zika virus.
Apr 20, 2020 - 09:25 am .- On Friday, Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court will hold a virtual hearing to consider whether to decriminalize abortion for pregnant women infected with the Zika virus.
Oct 18, 2019 - 10:26 am .- At least four of the 12 language groups at the Amazon synod overtly propose the ordination of married men to the priesthood in summary reports published by the Vatican Friday, with the majority of the discussion groups expressing openness to the idea.
Oct 16, 2019 - 11:01 am .- A bishop in Brazil who is a member of the Amazon synod said Wednesday he believes a major obstacle to increasing priestly vocations in the region is a lack of personal holiness among the ordained, rather than the discipline of celibacy.
Sep 28, 2019 - 02:58 pm .- Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, Archbishop Emeritus of Aparecida, as pontifical commissioner for the Heralds of the Gospel, after studying the documentation of the apostolic visit to the group initiated on June 23, 2017.
May 30, 2019 - 12:00 am .- Pope Francis has written a letter to jailed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, encouraging him to respect human life and freedom, and exhorting the politician to trust in Jesus Christ.
May 14, 2019 - 06:53 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday gave his approval for eight sainthood causes to proceed, including that of Bl. Dulce Lopes Pontes, a 20th-century religious sister who served Brazil’s poor.
Dec 11, 2018 - 11:46 am .- A gunman killed at least four people people Tuesday, inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception in Campinas, Brazil. After opening fire inside the cathedral, the gunman took his own life.
Aug 28, 2018 - 03:06 pm .- The recent wedding of a young Brazilian woman with terminal cancer was a powerful witness to the sacrifice and permanence of marriage, said the priest who celebrated the sacrament for the couple.
Aug 7, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- Catholic churches throughout Brazil rang their bells at 3 p.m. Thursday to sound a warning regarding the possible decriminalization of abortion in the country.
Mar 21, 2018 - 01:58 pm .- A Catholic bishop, five priests and other administrative officials in the Brazilian state of Goiás have been arrested on accusations of embezzling more than two million reales (about $600,000) from the Catholic Church.
Oct 12, 2017 - 11:39 am .- Pope Francis sent a video message Thursday for the 300th anniversary of the discovery of the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, whose simple smile, he said, is a source of encouragement even during the most difficult times.
Aug 26, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- A priest in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba was found dead in his rectory Thursday morning, with signs of having been stabbed, according to police.
Aug 10, 2017 - 06:01 am .- While preparing to travel to Mass on Saturday morning, Archbishop Antonio Muniz Fernandes of Maceio was robbed at gun point, along with a deacon and a caretaker at his residence.
Jul 19, 2017 - 08:10 am .- Facebook has restored more than 25 Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday, citing a malfunction in the system.

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