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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Bishop in Mozambique is target of campaign for criticizing government

On Aug. 19, Pope Francis called Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa of Pemba, Mozambique, to express concern about his diocese, and to support Lisboa during a defamation campaign launched by Mozambique's president.

In openly criticizing Brazil's president, 152 bishops spur anger, controversy

A letter signed by 152 Brazilian Catholic bishops harshly criticizing President Jair Bolsonaro's unsuccessful handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred controversy among the country's Catholics.

Missionaries gain access to Amazon's Indigenous peoples, despite pandemic

When the first COVID-19 cases hit Brazil in March, the government agency in charge of protecting the country's Indigenous peoples, the National Indigenous Foundation, ordered all civilians to leave the Indigenous reservations. Only essential workers, such as health care personnel and those involved in food distribution, could remain.

Brazil's Indigenous communities are being devastated by COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, Catholic organizations have warned that protective measures should be taken to keep the virus away from the country's Indigenous population.