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Brazilian congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of former president Jair Bolsonaro, speaks to the media on Oct. 22, 2023.

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

Dec 27, 2023

By ACI Digital

The measure was proposed by federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of former president Jair Bolsonaro, and approved in the House... Read more

Bishop Emeritus José Luis Azcona at the 56th general assembly of the CNBB in Aparecida, San Pablo, in 2018.

Nuncio asks Brazil bishop who criticized Amazon synod to leave prelature

Dec 13, 2023

By ACI Digital

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

Sanctuary of the Miraculous Medal in Monte Sião, Brazil.

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

Nov 27, 2023

By ACI Digital

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


Brazilian bishops’ bioethics commission condemns attempt to decriminalize abortion

Oct 6, 2023

By ACI Digital

The commission declared that “no circumstance, no purpose, no law in the world can ever make an act licit that... Read more

Ronaldo Luís Nazario da Lima.

‘The Phenomenon’ is baptized at age 46: Soccer great Ronaldo Nazario embraces Catholic faith

Sep 13, 2023

By Diego López Marina

The Brazilian and world soccer legend nicknamed “The Phenomenon” took a significant step in his life of faith by receiving... Read more

The Maganha family with Father Gilson Maia, RCJ, who blessed the chapel, on July 9, 2023.

Boy in Brazil asks for — and receives — a chapel for his birthday

Aug 29, 2023

By ACI Prensa

The chapel was dedicated July 9 in Bauru in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, where the family lives. Read more


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

Aug 24, 2023

By ACI Digital

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

Brazilian home-schooling mom Regiane Cichelero.

Brazilian mom fined for homeschooling her son and instilling Christian values

Aug 17, 2023

By Abel Camasca

The local prosecutor’s office began legal proceedings against the mother for failing to enroll her minor child in the school... Read more

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Former liberation theologian says movement fueled decline of Catholicism in Brazil

Aug 17, 2023

By Marcelo Musa Cavallari

Friar Clodovis Boff said the Catholic Church needs to return to a Christ-centered theology in Brazil. Read more


Bishops of Brazil encourage prayers to prevent liberalization of abortion

Aug 10, 2023

By ACI Digital

A lawsuit calling for the decriminalization of abortion in the country is now before the Federal Supreme Court and could... Read more

Brazilian Congresswoman Chris Tonietto.

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

Jul 19, 2023

By ACI Digital

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

Pope Francis embraces Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva at the Vatican on June 21, 2023.

Pope Francis and Brazil’s President Lula embrace during visit

Jun 21, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said the meeting took place in an atmosphere of “great sympathy and friendship,” the Vatican said. Read more

Pope Francis recognized the heroic virtue of Brazil’s “Surfer Angel” Guido Schäffer in a decree issued by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on May 20, 2023.

A surfing saint? Pope Francis recognizes the heroic virtue of Guido Schäffer

May 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Brazil’s “Surfer Angel” was a seminarian, a doctor, and a surfer who drowned while surfing in 2009 off the coast... Read more

Triplets María Gorete dos Santos, María de Lourdes dos Santos, and María Aparecida dos Santos, 57, are all nuns belonging to the Franciscan Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Called by God from childhood, triplets from Brazil belong to the same religious order

Mar 16, 2023

By CNA Staff

María Gorete dos Santos, María de Lourdes dos Santos, and María Aparecida dos Santos, 57, belong to the Franciscan Congregation... Read more

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Photo: Lightning strikes Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil

Feb 14, 2023

By CNA Staff

The lightning bolt struck the afternoon of Feb. 10, and photographer Fernando Braga shared the picture on Instagram. Read more

National Congress of Brazil

Brazil bishops denounce violent seizure of Congress, president’s office, and Supreme Court

Jan 9, 2023

By CNA Staff

A large crowd, presumably supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, seized on Sunday key buildings at the seat of the... Read more

Picture of the Cathedral Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida taken on the day of the patron saint of Brazil, in Aparecida, Sao Paulo State, on Oct. 12, 2022.

Fire breaks out at Our Lady of Aparecida Shrine in Brazil

Dec 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

According to the Marian shrine, the fire started because a candle had been placed on a pew. Read more

Official image of Blessed Isabel Cristina Mrad Campos

Young martyr known as ‘the Maria Goretti of Brazil’ beatified

Dec 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis presided Dec. 10 at the solemn ceremony of beatification for Isabel Cristina Mrad Campos. Read more

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé

Hundreds of fans of soccer legend Pelé pray in front of hospital for his recovery

Dec 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

On Dec. 4, fans formed a circle, lit candles, held hands, and prayed an Our Father and a Hail Mary,... Read more

Young women and girls at the Beatification Mass of Blessed Benigna Cardoso in Brazil on Oct. 24, 2022.

The beautiful story behind the red dress many women wore to a martyr’s beatification Mass

Oct 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Earlier this week a large number of women surprised the world by wearing a red dress with white polka dots... Read more