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Brazil's Anglicans protest destruction of indigenous land

Hundreds of indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá and Terena people have been violently evicted from their homes in Mato Grosso do Sul.

19 August 2016

Archbishop welcomes Olympic sportspeople but criticises organisers

The Primate of Brazil has given a warm welcome to the athletes and visitors of the 2016 Olympic Games, while criticising the games’ administrators for serious mismanagement.

11 August 2016

Brazil seeks Canada's "knowledge" on indigenous advocacy

The Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil is learning from the Anglican Church of Canada’s experience of ministry with indigenous people.

27 July 2016

Primate of Brazil mobilises to "reclaim our democracy"

The Primate of Brazil has criticised the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff and warned of a growing social movement to “reclaim” the country’s democracy. The Most Revd Francisco De Assis Da Silva had previously criticised the impeachment process. Today he described the process as “a show of sad cynicism”.

17 May 2016

President Dilma Rousseff retains the support of Brazilian Anglicans

Anglicans in Brazil are continuing to stand-by the country’s embattled President, Dilma Rousseff, claiming that attempts to impeach her are a right-wing attempt to scupper her party’s endeavours to support Brazil’s poor and marginalised.

29 April 2016

Brazil's bishops speak out on political crisis

Moves to impeach Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, are motivated not by evidence of wrong-doing but by political opposition to “social policies that have changed the lives of millions of Brazilians in recent years,” the bishops of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil – the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil – have said.

01 April 2016

Primate urges rule of law in Brazil's corruption crisis

The Primate of Brazil, the Most Revd Francisco De Assis da Silva, has appealed for calm in the country as continuing protests take place about alleged government corruption. Archbishop Francisco said that the protests “must not pass the limits of constitutional rights and liberties” and that the allegations must be dealt with through the law.

23 March 2016

Brazil's churches respond to Zika virus through Lent campaign

The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil has joined with other churches in the country to raise awareness of the Zika virus and promote preventative measures through an ecumenical Lenten campaign for a healthy environment.

12 February 2016

Brazil's Christians given Lent environment focus

The Anglican Church in Brazil has teamed up with its national ecumenical partners to focus on the environment in the run-up to Easter. In his Lent message, Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, says that members of the National Council of Christian Churches in Brazil had adopted Our Common Home: Our Responsibility as their theme for their Lent reflections.

11 February 2016

Way of the Cross on US Mexico border

Anglicans from Mexico and the United States will gather for a cross-border Eucharist service on the day before Palm Sunday in a park that straddles the border between Tijuana and San Diego. The congregations will pray the stations of the cross with the last station at the border. The event is organised to draw attention to the plight of immigrants.

28 January 2016


Migrant lives matter


ACC chair sets out his vision for the Communion

Being proactive, building links and bringing peace to a world in turmoil – those are the main tasks ahead for the Anglican Communion, according to Archbishop Paul Kwong.

Archbishop Justin Welby and Pope Francis celebrate closer Anglican-Catholic relationship

The 50th anniversary of the first public meeting between a Pope and an Archbishop of Canterbury since the Reformation will be celebrated by the current Pope and Archbishop when they meet next week in Rome.