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Brazil: Draft Letter of Significant Group of Bishops Causes Stir

In the letter, more than 150 bishops accuse the federal government of “inaction and omission” in combating the coronavirus pandemic and of “inability and incapacity” to face the crisis.

“Closing its eyes to the appeals of national and international entities, the federal government demonstrates omission, apathy and rejection by the poorest and most vulnerable of society, namely: indigenous, quilombolas (communities of former Afro Brazilian slaves), riverside communities, the populations of the urban peripheries, and the people who live on the streets, by the thousands, all over Brazil,” said one part of the letter obtained by Catholic News Service.

In the document, dubbed “Letter to People of God” the bishops compare the difficult moment faced currently by Brazil to a “perfect storm.”

Source: The Tablet

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