Gen. Manoel de Barros, commander of the Brazil's Humanitarian Logistics Task Force and operational coordinator of Operation Welcome, which aims at offering support to Venezuelan immigrants, speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Boa Vista, Brazil, Sept.18, 2020. (CNS photo/Bruno Mancinelle, IOM/Pool via Reuters)
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 21, 2020
Pompeo visited sites aiding the Venezuelans in northern-most Roraima state, where many refugees have landed. Since 2015, more than 260,000 Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil.
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 10, 2020
The fight against poverty and social inequalities, as well as harsh criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic dictated this year's Cry of the Excluded protests.
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceAugust 10, 2020
Due to his unrelenting defense of the indigenous population and peasants struggling for land ownership, Bishop Casaldaliga was seen as an enemy by land barons, miners and loggers.
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 31, 2020
In a draft of a letter to be presented to the executive committee of the bishops’ conference, more than 150 bishops accuse the federal government of “inaction and omission” in combating the coronavirus pandemic and of “inability and incapacity” to face the crisis.
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceJune 24, 2020
The surge of deaths of indigenous in the Amazon region due to COVID-19 may lead to the decimation of entire communities, say those fighting for indigenous rights.
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceJune 11, 2020
The Catholic bishops of Brazil are alarmed over reports that certain Catholic media outlets in that country are openly requesting financial aid in exchange for supporting the government of President Jair Bolsonaro without their knowledge or consent.
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceMarch 19, 2020
Homeless communities throughout the country are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19, church officials said.
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceMarch 09, 2020
The Archdiocese of Sao Paulo announced the creation of a commission to investigate allegations of sexual abuse linked to the Catholic Church.
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 13, 2020
Sister Rose Bertoldo, a member of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who attended the synod, told CNS the document "left much to be desired in terms of the ordination of married men to (serve in) remote places."
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Lise Alves - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 30, 2020
Catholics who work in the Amazon say members of small, isolated villages believe the church could be more present in their lives if it allowed the ordination of married men.