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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Brazil: demonstrations support bishop on hunger strike
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 There were a number of demonstrations in Brazil yesterday, in support of Monsignor Luiz Flávio Cappio, the Franciscan bishop of Barra, in Bahia state, who has been on hunger strike since 26 September in protest at government plans to divert the river Saõ Francisco. The project would damage the lives of many thousands of inhabitants of the arid north-eastern part fo the country. The Missionary News Service noted that yesterday was the feast of St Francis of Assisi and that there are also celebrations for the river named after him. It was also Bishop Luiz's 59th birthday. Demonstrations for the bishop took place in Cabrobó, dioceses of the state of Pernambuco, where he is currently and where a march is expected to lead toBelo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Pirapora and Buritizeiro. The Bishop's condition is said to deteriorating. The Brazilian Episcopal Commission, has also called for the river diversion plan to be halted. Source: MISNA
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