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Sanctuary of the Miraculous Medal in Monte Sião, Brazil

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

Nov 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

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

Photos from the beatification of Benigna Cardoso on Oct. 24, 2022, in Brazil.

‘Heroine of chastity’ adolescent Benigna Cardoso is beatified

Oct 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The beatification of Brazilian Benigna Cardoso da Silva, known as the “heroine of chastity” for dying defending her purity at... Read more

Some of the statues that were destroyed in São Mateus church in the town of São Mateus do Sul located in Paraná state in southern Brazil, Oct. 10, 2022.

Catholic church in Brazil desecrated and 28 statues of saints destroyed

Oct 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

The attack took place Oct. 10 around noon in São Mateus church in the town of São Mateus do Sul... Read more

Mass in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora Unatadora dos Knots and Sagrada Familia, in Várzea Grande, in Mato Grosso state, Brazil.

Blessed Sacrament chapels at gas stations along highway are ‘oasis’ for Brazil travelers

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Rede Marajó, a chain of highway service stations in Brazil, has built seven chapels at its stations with the Blessed... Read more

Sister Isabela, Sister Roziane, and Sister Mariana Guimaraes.

Three sisters were called to be nuns in the same religious order

Apr 7, 2022

By Natalia Zimbrão

Sister Mariana, Sister Roziane, and Sister Isabela Guimaraes are three blood sisters who embraced their call to religious life in... Read more

Assembly of the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida.

Brazilian state court allows installation of Marian statue in Aparecida

Mar 30, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Court of Justice of São Paulo has authorized the construction of a statue of Our Lady in Aparecida, after... Read more

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo, Jan. 18, 2018. Credit: BW Press/Shutterstock.

Cardinal criticizes Brazilian presidential candidate Lula for contradictory statement on abortion

Mar 29, 2022

By ACI Digital

Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, Archbishop of São Paulo, has described the statement on abortion made by Brazilian presidential candidate and... Read more

Brazilian Cardinal José Freire Falcão (1925-2021).

Pope Francis mourns Brazilian cardinal who died of COVID-19 complications

Sep 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal José Freire Falcão died at the age of 95. Read more

The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue undergoes major restoration for 90th anniversary

Mar 31, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The massive Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is undergoing restoration ahead of its 90th anniversary... Read more

Bishop Giovanni Cefai, Bishop of the Prelature of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané, receives oxygen concentrators from the Knights of Columbus.

Knights of Columbus donate oxygen to areas of Peru, Brazil hard hit by COVID-19

Mar 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has made two major donations of medical oxygen to... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured Oct. 15, 2014. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis urges Brazil’s Christians to seek unity in battle against pandemic

Feb 17, 2021

Pope Francis encouraged Brazil’s Christians on Wednesday to confront the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic together this Lent.  Read more

Fr. Robinson de Castro Cunha examines a bullet that landed at his feet during Mass January 31.

Stray bullet falls at feet of priest celebrating Mass in Brazil

Feb 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

A stray bullet pierced the roof of a church in Brazil this weekend as a Catholic priest was celebrating Mass.... Read more

Brazil’s bishops document increasing ill-treatment in prisons during pandemic

Jan 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Catholic bishops of Brazil are decrying worsening conditions and alleged torture in the country’s prisons during the pandemic, as... Read more

A pro-abortion protestor in Brazil.

Brazilian court prohibits 'Catholic' name for abortion advocacy group

Nov 1, 2020

By CNA Staff

A Brazilian court has ruled that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” must remove the term “Catholic” from its name,... Read more

Medical equipment donated to hospitals in Brazil by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis donates ventilators and ultrasounds to coronavirus-hit Brazil

Aug 17, 2020

Pope Francis has donated ventilators and ultrasound scanners to hospitals in coronavirus-ravaged Brazil.  Read more

Bishop Henrique Soares da Costa.

Cries of ‘santo subito’ for Brazilian bishop who died of the coronavirus

Jul 22, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

More than 48,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Brazilian bishops to open a beatification cause for the... Read more

Bishop da Costa is the third bishop in Brazil to die after contracting COVID-19.

At least 9 Catholic bishops have died from the coronavirus

Jul 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

At least nine Catholic bishops have died from the coronavirus worldwide as the pandemic continues to spread across the Americas.  Read more

Pope Francis holds a statue of the Virgin Mary at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida July 24.

Pope Francis calls archbishop in Brazil, epicenter of coronavirus in Latin America

Jun 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a phone call Wednesday, Pope Francis told an archbishop in Brazil he is praying for the country, which has... Read more

Cardinal consecrates Brazil to Immaculate Heart of Mary

May 14, 2020

Cardinal Orani João Tempesta, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, consecrated Brazil to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the... Read more