Brazil: bishops express solidarity with protests
Catholic World News - June 24, 2013
The Brazilian bishops’ conference has issued a statement expressing “solidarity and support” for demonstrations that have brought over 1 million people onto the streets of the nation’s cities.
The Brazilian bishops’ statement stipulates that the protests must be peaceful, decrying episodes of violence and destruction. They said that the massive public protests illustrate the need to address rampant economic inequalities.
The burgeoning protests have caused some concern that Brazil may be in turmoil in July, when Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive for World Youth Day observances. The bishops’ statement did not address that issue.
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