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Brazilian bishops to host televised presidential debate

Catholic World News - August 28, 2014

The Catholics bishops of Brazil have announced plans to host a debate among the country's presidential candidates.

Seven presidential contenders, including incumbent Dilma Rousseff, are expected to take place in the debate, which will take place at the shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida on September 16. The presidential election is on October 5.

Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, the president of the Brazilian bishops' conference, met with leaders of the country's political parties to negotiate the format of the debate. “We want our electors to exercise their right to citizenship with freedom, responsibility and consciousness, thinking of the good of the country, starting from the knowledge and proposals that the candidates will exhibit," he explained.

The event will be hosted by Father Josafa de Jesus Moraes, the director of one of several Catholic television networks that will carry the debate.

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