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Pope appeals for prayer, dialogue amid Brazilian political crisis

May 11, 2016

Pope Francis appealed for prayer and dialogue in Brazil amid impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.

“In these days, as we prepare for the feast of Pentecost, I ask the Lord to abundantly pour out the gifts of His Spirit, so that the country, in these moments of difficulty, proceeds on the path of harmony and peace, with the help of prayer and dialogue,” the Pope said following his May 11 general audience. “May the closeness of Our Lady of Aparecida, who as a good mother will never abandons her children, both defend and guide you on this journey.”

 
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