Eduardo Campos Lima is an author at Religion News Service.
Maradona’s death boosts ‘Hand of God’ goal’s author to sainted status
(RNS) — At its extreme, veneration of the soccer star gave birth to the Maradonian Church, a group of fans who pay homage to him with parody rituals.
Missionaries gain access to Amazon’s Indigenous peoples, despite pandemic
SAO PAULO (RNS) — Indigenous rights groups now worry that the new law will prompt missionaries to enter their reservations, and spread coronavirus.
In Brazil, historic black lay Catholic ‘brotherhoods’ fight to survive
(RNS) — After centuries resisting slavery, racism and inequality, dozens of black Catholic lay associations are hopeful that a new network and changes in the Church will extend their history.
Opposition to Amazon synod spurs new right-wing coalition in Brazil
SÃO PAULO (RNS) — Its opposition to the Pan-Amazon synod’s goals has given a group of conservative Catholic organizations new life as a wedge of the Brazilian president’s populist base.