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Pope Francis points to the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida during his trip to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis points to the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida during his trip to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis sends message to Brazilian youth meeting in Aparecida

01/08/2017 13:33

Pope Francis has sent a message to the National Youth Meeting at the Sanctuary of Aparecida in Brazil, inviting young people to turn their lives into leaven for a better Brazilian society

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Brazil's Lula gets prison term

13/07/2017 09:56

Twice President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva,  has been sentenced to nine and a half years, after being convicted by a Judge of corruption charges.  

Pope Francis embraces a boy during his 2013 visit to Brazil

Pope Francis embraces a boy during his 2013 visit to Brazil

Pope Francis sends letter to Brazilian president

19/04/2017 07:36

Pope Francis has sent a letter to Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, saying he will not be able to make a visit to the country in 2017 due to scheduling conflicts.

 

Relatives of inmates at a Brazilian prison await news of their loved ones.

Relatives of inmates at a Brazilian prison await news of their loved ones, following a bloody riot on Monday. On Wednesday, Pope Francis expressed his sorrow and concern, and asking for prayers for all involved.

Pope renews appeal for prison reform following Brazil riots

04/01/2017 11:45

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his “sorrow and concern” upon hearing news of the prison riots that took place Monday in Brazil. More than 50 people were killed in the riots.

 Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, who died on Wednesday at the age of 95.

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, who died on Wednesday at the age of 95.

Pope Francis sends condolences after death of Cardinal Arns

15/12/2016 15:15

Pope Francis has sent a message of condolences to Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, archbishop of São Paulo, Brazil, following the death on Wednesday of Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, emeritus of the same archdiocese, at the age of 95.

 

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns

Brazilian Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns dies aged 95

14/12/2016 19:13

Brazilian Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns died on Wednesday morning, aged 95,   after a long struggle with lung and kidney problems. The Archbishop Emeritus of Sao Paulo was the last living Cardinal to be appointed by Pope Paul VI in 1973.

 

Rescue workers carry the body of a survivor of a plane that crashed in near Medellin, Colombia and was carrying the Brazilian Chapecoense soccer team

Rescue workers carry the body of a survivor of a plane that crashed in near Medellin, Colombia and was carrying the Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense

Brazilian diocese holds Mass for Colombia plane crash

29/11/2016 14:30

The Diocese of Chapecó in Brazil offered assurances of  "prayer and solidarity" to the victims and relatives of the plane crash that killed at least 75 people early Tuesday morning in the city of La Unión, near Medellín, Colombia