Eduardo Campos Lima holds a degree in journalism and a doctorate in literature from 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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Catholics decry fires in Brazil and their underlying causes

Wildfires are devastating biomes across Brazil. Catholic groups and leaders have been denouncing the environmental destruction and its underlying causes, like mining and the expansion of industrial-scale agriculture.

As Brazil struggles to care for COVID-19 orphans, church agencies try to help

More than 130,000 children in Brazil have been made orphans during the pandemic. Catholic agencies are working with the government to try and meet their needs, and to prevent as many children as possible from being put in temporary shelters.

Laywoman assumes high position at Vatican's Latin America commission

Pope Francis appointed Argentine theologian Emilce Cuda as the new head of office of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, a position she assumes Sept. 1. 

With Haiti in turmoil, Catholic agencies trying to help face enormous difficulties

The July 7 assassination of Haiti's president is just the latest crisis in the turbulent country. Catholic leaders and agencies working there are unable "to give any structured response to the people's problems," said Holy Cross Fr. Firto Régis. "Each new situation is urgent and needs to be immediately addressed."