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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s ultra-conservative Catholic association, Centro Dom Bosco de Fé e Cultura (Dom Bosco Center for Faith and Culture - CDB), suffered a significant defeat on Thursday, after the Supreme Court (STF) overturned the suspension...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – One of the Brazilian ranchers found guilty of ordering the murder of American-born missionary Sister Dorothy Stang in 2005, Regivaldo Pereira Galvão was arrested this week after eluding police officers since February. Galvão...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Shortly after his Angelus prayer at the Vatican on Sunday, January 12th, Pope Francis unveiled his choice of nineteen new cardinals. Rio's archbishop, Dom Orani João Tempesta was included...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An estimated three million people filled the sands of Rio's famous Copacabana Beach on the evening of Saturday, July 27th for the World Youth Day (WYD) prayer vigil and...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Vatican has released the details of Pope Francis’ visit to Brazil for World Youth Day next week. Pope Francis’ official schedule begins with the welcome parade in Copacabana, a...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - ¡Habemus papam! Or, rather, perhaps, given that Roman Catholics are a minority among the world’s seven billion people: ¡Habeunt papam! Or, rather, perhaps, given that Benedict XVI is now Pope...

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