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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Brazilian bishops resist government push to reopen as infections rise

President Jair Bolsonaro's administration has never imposed a nationwide quarantine, and coronavirus cases have continued to grow. But for Brazil's churchgoers, Catholic bishops are keeping precautionary measures in place.

Bishops denounce causes of health care crisis in Brazilian Amazon

The COVID-19 outbreak in the Brazilian Amazon led the Catholic Church to launch several initiatives of assistance. The episcopate has also denounced underlying structural problems within the region.

Catholics work to meet needs of Latin America's poor amid pandemic

As many countries in Latin America enforce social distancing measures in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, people are deprived of basic subsistence. Catholic institutions are working to support the most disadvantaged social segments during the pandemic.

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.