Brazil: bishops express confidence in nation’s people
September 08, 2016
A week after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office, the nation’s bishops expressed confidence in the resilience of the nation’s people.
Citing “the absence of ethical and moral values,” which “causes a deep political, economic and social crisis,” the bishops said in a September 7 independence day message that “we take note of the difficulties of the moment, but we believe in the ability of the Brazilian people to overcome adversity, always through peaceful demonstrations.”
“Each institution is called upon to carry out its duties in a democratic rule of law, in favor of the Brazilian people, never for private or corporate interests,” the prelates added.
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