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Amid national crisis, Brazil’s bishops lament polarization, corruption

April 05, 2016

The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, joined by three associations of magistrates and judges, appealed on April 4 for an end to polarization and corruption amid a national political crisis.

President Dilma Rousseff faces the prospect of impeachment, and dozens of political and business leaders have been imprisoned in a corruption scandal.

Expressing concern about “rising radicalization” and the risk of violence, the bishops and judges called upon Brazilians to seek the common good within the framework of the nation’s democratic system.

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