Tag: Brazil

Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

By requiring Brazilians seeking asylum in the United States to stay in Mexico while their immigration cases are reviewed is an unacceptable expansion of the Trump administration’s already “indefensible program,” said a Catholic bishop who heads a Texas border diocese.

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Pope restructures Brazilian dioceses following synod proposal

Pope restructures Brazilian dioceses following synod proposal

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a proposal made during the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis restructured several dioceses in the Brazilian Amazon to better address the needs of local Catholics.

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Brazil’s new Catholic president promises conservative moral agenda

Brazil’s new Catholic president promises conservative moral agenda

| Lise Alves | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a Catholic who campaigned to rid the nation of corruption, will take office Jan. 1 with a conservative moral agenda.

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Brazil church leaders speak against decriminalization of abortion

Brazil church leaders speak against decriminalization of abortion

| Lise Alves | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Representatives of the Brazilian bishops’ conference argued in front of the country’s Supreme Court against the decriminalization of abortion.

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New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The church’s newest saints represent a diverse group of people who offer encouragement and hope to Christians today through their example, a Brazilian bishop said.

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Priest serving Haiti’s poor awarded $1 million Opus Prize

Priest serving Haiti’s poor awarded $1 million Opus Prize

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The prize was awarded to Passionist Father Richard Frechette, founder of the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti, in a ceremony at St. Catherine University in St. Paul Nov. 8.

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