Brazil bishops condemn insults by Bolsonarist deputy against the Pope and the Church

Frederico D'Avila, a São Paulo state deputy sympathetic to President Jair Bolsonaro, proferred personal offenses against Orlando Brandes, Archbishop of Aparecida, the CNBB, and even attacked Pope Francis.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an inflammatory speech, D'Avila insulted the archbishop of Aparecida and the Brazilian Bishops' Conference (CNBB), referring to them as "scoundrels, crooks and pedophiles," while calling Pope Francis "a scoundrel too".

"The Bishops' Conference has become the main proponent of liberation theology and turned the vaccine issue into political proselytism to convert good people to their ideology, they are crooks," he accused.

In a communiqué, the bishops of Brazil have categorically repudiated "the abominable attacks uttered by the state deputy," in which "they condemn the unrestrained hatred of the deputy."

They assured that they will . . .

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