Posts Tagged ‘Catholic church Brazil’

Brazilian Catholic Church split over marijuana decriminalisation

Thursday, March 21st, 2024
marijuana decriminalisation

Brazil’s Catholic Church is deeply divided over potential moves as it weighs decriminalising possession of small amounts of marijuana. The church’s conflicting stances reflect the polarised debate between liberal Supreme Court justices who back decriminalisation and conservative legislators pursuing harsher penalties. With over 123 million Catholics, Brazil has the world’s largest Catholic population. Lawyer Miguel Read more

Catholic online influencers challenge bishops and Church structures

Thursday, February 29th, 2024
Online influencers

A recent study commissioned by a Brazilian bishop highlights a concerning trend in the Catholic digital sphere: the rise of far-right online influencers challenging traditional church hierarchy. Conducted by five researchers under Auxiliary Bishop Joaquim Mol Guimarães of Belo Horizonte, the study suggests a growing dominance of voices conflicting with bishops and official structures within Read more

Brazil’s Catholic bishops raise their voices against mining on indigenous land

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

As the ecological crisis in Brazil continues to get worse, the country’s Roman Catholic bishops have become more vocal about its causes, denouncing collaboration between government officials and corporations to carry out destructive mining projects in areas occupied by indigenous peoples. On May 5, Bishop José Ionilton Lisboa de Oliveira of Itacoatiara in Amazonas state, Read more