August 8, 2020

Bishop who defended indigenous people dies in Brazil aged 92

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – The Spanish bishop Pedro Casaldaliga, a fervent defender of the indigenous people of the Amazon, died Saturday at the age of 92 in Brazil, where he had been living since 1968, his office said.The Prelature of Sao Felix do Araguaia, in the central-western state of Mato Grosso, where Casaldaliga was bishop emeritus, announced in a statement that he passed away in the morning at hospital in Batatais, near Sao Paulo.He had been in intensive care due to respiratory problems and was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. “Our land, our people are losing today an example of genero…

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