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ACI Digital ( is a service of EWTN News Inc. It is the Portuguese news service of the ACI Group, headed by the Catholic news agency ACI Prensa. ACI Prensa was initially founded in Lima, Peru, on March 13, 1980, by the German Comboni missionary Adalberto Maria Mohn (+1987). ACI Digital has been offering Portuguese-speaking readers Catholic news since 1997.

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Brazil’s Congress nixes government funding of abortions, sex changes for minors

Dec 27, 2023 / 11:55 am

The measure was proposed by federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of former president Jair Bolsonaro, and approved in the House by a vote of 305-14.

Nuncio asks Brazil bishop who criticized Amazon synod to leave prelature

Dec 13, 2023 / 18:00 pm

The apostolic nuncio in Brazil has asked Bishop Emeritus José Luis Azcona Hermoso to no longer live in the territory of the Prelature of Marajó.

The first church dedicated to the Miraculous Medal is in South America

Nov 27, 2023 / 04:30 am

Our Lady’s intercession is credited with ending a prolonged period of drought in the town of Monte Sião, Brazil, in the 1930s.

Pope Francis says his Argentinian friends may be among Hamas attack victims

Oct 17, 2023 / 10:30 am

Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman posted on his social networks a video of the telephone conversation he had with the pope on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Brazilian bishops’ bioethics commission condemns attempt to decriminalize abortion

Oct 6, 2023 / 18:00 pm

The commission declared that “no circumstance, no purpose, no law in the world can ever make an act licit that is intrinsically illicit...”

Brazil’s Supreme Court rules anti-homosexual slurs are punishable by prison

Aug 24, 2023 / 09:30 am

With the decision, transphobia and homophobia will be punished with sentences of two to five years of imprisonment in addition to the payment of a fine.

Bishops of Brazil encourage prayers to prevent liberalization of abortion

Aug 10, 2023 / 16:00 pm

A lawsuit calling for the decriminalization of abortion in the country is now before the Federal Supreme Court and could be ruled on in October.

What’s so unique about Mouraria, the Lisbon neighborhood mentioned by Pope Francis this week?

Aug 4, 2023 / 16:30 pm

The approximately 6,000 inhabitants of the neighborhood today come from dozens of different countries.

Brazilian missionary developed her vocation by following Pope Francis’ WYD events

Jul 31, 2023 / 14:40 pm

Daiane Silva Pereira has been to three World Youth Days and is now at WYD Lisbon with members of her new religious community.

Brazil congresswoman launches rosary campaign amid ‘serious threat’ of legalized abortion

Jul 19, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Two bishops as well as priests, artists, intellectuals, and Catholic politicians are scheduled to participate in the live event.

Tomb of beatified Brazilian priest damaged in apparent robbery attempt

May 6, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The tomb of Blessed Donizetti Tavares de Lima was damaged during an apparent robbery attempt last weekend in Brazil.

Cardinal criticizes Brazilian presidential candidate Lula for contradictory statement on abortion

Mar 29, 2022 / 14:37 pm

Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, Archbishop of São Paulo, has described the statement on abortion made by Brazilian presidential candidate and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as "unfortunate."

City councilman in Brazil who led protest interrupting Mass asks for leave of absence

Feb 21, 2022 / 18:00 pm

Renato Freitas, a city councilman for Curitiba who led a protest interrupting Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary church in the city, has asked for a leave of absence, citing health problems.

Catholic doctors thank Portugal's president for vetoing euthanasia bill

Dec 3, 2021 / 16:21 pm

The Association of Portuguese Catholic Doctors on Tuesday thanked President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa for vetoing the euthanasia bill passed by the Portuguese parliament in November, and reaffirmed that as healthcare providers "they cannot be agents of death."

Vatican: Minors living in homes of Heralds of the Gospel must return to their families

Sep 9, 2021 / 17:13 pm

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has decreed that minors living at homes of the Heralds of the Gospel are to return to their families.

Six nuns from the same convent die in less than a week

Sep 7, 2021 / 16:31 pm

Six nuns in the convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Family of Mary congregation in Curitiba, Brazil, died in less than a week, five of them from COVID-19.

Brazilian priest denounces teaching of polyamory in school

Jul 8, 2021 / 15:00 pm

When Fr. Chrystian Shankar, a priest serving at the diocesan shrine dedicated to Friar Galvão in Divinopolis, learned from a mother in the community that her child had been given classes in school on polyamory, he denounced the practice in his June 18 sermon.