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Brazilian bishops discuss violence in the Amazon with Pope Francis

A week after the Brazilian police confirmed the killings of British journalist Dom Phillips and of the Brazilian human rights activist Bruno Pereira in the Amazon, the region’s bishops visited Pope Francis and discussed the violence in the region.

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Brazilian Church backs Indigenous groups in fight against mining interests

As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s allies in Congress try to pass a bill to allow mining operations in indigenous territories, Church organizations say it would adversely impact the environment and human rights in the South American country.

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