The increasing number of fatal acts of police are among the emerging concerns addressed by the Pastoral of Favelas, an archdiocesan commission created 42 years ago to respond to the needs of Rio’s slum dwellers.
Mr. LeBarón, the family's spokesperson, said he hopes he can channel the grief and anger over the killings into a broad social movement. “We want to unite the whole country. We want a social movement, not a political one,” he said.
Hate crimes, particularly directed at the Jewish community, are stubbornly persistent both worldwide and in the United States, the editors write.
Pope Francis urged greater efforts to reform prison systems, address the root causes of crime and ensure acceptance and reintegration once a person completes his or her sentence.
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7, a group of Catholic activists who broke into Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in April 2018, were found guilty of three felonies and a misdemeanor each, including trespassing and defacing federal government property.