Bishops condemn abuse of police power in state attacks on universities in Brazil

Posted Dec 12, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishops from the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil (IEAB) – the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil – have spoken out against state and police attacks on universities. In one case, the rector of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, professor Luiz Carlos Cancellier de Olivo, killed himself after he was arrested and barred from his university campus in what one senator told the National Congress was “a clear abuse of power.” The primate of the IEAB, Bishop Francisco de Assis da Silva of South Western Brazil, is the lead signatory on a statement calling for an end to what they call “a dangerous process of intimidation” by “the illegitimate government.”

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