Eduardo Campos Lima holds a degree in journalism and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Between 2016 and 2017, he was a Fulbright visiting research student at Columbia University. He has written for major news outlets, such as Reuters and the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.

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Coronavirus cancels elaborate Brazilian religious processions

Several processions and festivities in honor of Catholic saints in Brazil had to be cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented interruption of centuries-old traditions that impacted thousands of participants.

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Brazilians campaign for canonization of 18th-century indigenous leader

Commentary: Organizers of the campaign for the recognition of Sepé Tiaraju's sainthood believe it will certainly reposition him as a true Catholic martyr and a symbol in the struggle for justice and sovereignty.

Brazilian church commission examines mining's impact on local communities

The Brazilian bishops' conference has established a commission to assist dioceses and prelatures in areas where mining operations are harming communities and the environment.

As evangelicals gain, Catholics on verge of losing majority in Brazil

In 20th-century Brazil, with the world's largest Catholic population, "the Catholic Church lost about 1% of its followers per decade," notes one expert. "From the 1990s on, it started to shrink about 1% per year."