[Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Anglican Episcopal Church in Brazil, Francisco de Assis da Silva, has called on men and women in the church to work together in the fight for gender equality. Francisco, who leads the Diocese of South-Western Brazil in addition to his role as primate of the province, said in an open letter that “We live in a time of setbacks sponsored by those who hold power in the Brazilian state. Violence against women has widened. The exclusion of social rights has become systematic against the most vulnerable segments of society and, of course, women are the biggest victims.”
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