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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

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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 Lopez 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

Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo died at his home in Londrina, Brazil, on Aug. 26, 2023.

Brazilian Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo dies at age 89

Aug 27, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The cardinal’s health had been in decline since suffering a stroke in December 2022. Read more

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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

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

Pope Benedict XVI.

Brazilian bishop authorizes prayer for private devotion to Benedict XVI

Jan 18, 2023

By CNA Staff

“As children of the Church we must pray and ask God for his eternal rest in heaven,” the prelate said... 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

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

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

The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and Praise of Brazil features a 130-foot-tall Marian statue and a 164-foot-high cross.

Brazilian Bishop dedicates new shrine with large cross and Our Lady of Lourdes statue

Jul 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Onécimo Alberton of Rio do Sul on July 15 blessed the new Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and... Read more

Photos of the six nuns from the same Brazilian convent who died within one week. Five died from COVID-19.

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

Sep 7, 2021

By ACI Digital

Six nuns in the convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Family of Mary congregation in Curitiba, Brazil, died... Read more

Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid. Credit: Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazilian cardinal dies at age 88 after long illness

Jan 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Brazilian Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, the archbishop emeritus of Rio de Janeiro and a theologian, died Wednesday afternoon after a... 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