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July 08, 2021
According to the Italian-born Bishop Adriano Ciocca Vasino of the Prelature of São Félix do Araguaia, there is a clear progression “from statements to concrete actions” by the Brazilian Church in relation to the Bolsonaro administration. “The situation looks intolerable. In a country with a minimum level of democracy, the current state of affairs would have changed long ago,” he told the Catholic Herald.
June 27, 2021
A country with a very high proportion of cases leading to death should surely be asking some questions about its health service --  not questions about the herculean efforts by the staff in the service (many of whom have sadly died from Covid) -- but questions about the structures within which the wonderful staff work.
May 18, 2021
"We were a community of servants, a nation serving our communities," says Coventry Foodbank's Hugh McNeill of England under pandemic lockdown. "Surely, we don’t want to lose our togetherness now the world is opening up step by step."
May 10, 2021
Inmates’ relatives outside the Dom Bosco Juvenile Detention Centre, where detainees rioted in April of 2020 after authorities suspended family visits to prevent the spread of coronavirus. April 18, 2020. (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP) (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP via Getty Images)   Inmates’ relatives, pastoral workers decry insufficient information, safety measures By Eduardo
April 30, 2021
We are, right now, apparently willing to look the other way on abuse of the elderly because we really don’t believe it is abuse of people who are “like us."
April 30, 2021
Beginning on May 10, the government will allow religious services to resume, with a limit of 50 people in attendance, regardless of the size of the worship space or whether worshippers have been vaccinated.
April 29, 2021
US President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, urging national unity while also proposing an ambitious - and inevitably contentious - legislative agenda.
April 16, 2021
According to Deacon Francisco Salvador Pontes Filho, president of the National Commission of Deacons, the number of permanent deacons who died between January 1st and April 10 is almost reaching the total number of deaths reported in 2020.