The Brazilian Bishops, reflecting on poverty and social inequality in the country, published the second volume of “Thinking Brazil”, approved at the General Assembly of the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (CNBB), held in April in Aparecida. The text is a contribution of analysis and search for answers on the subject.
In the light of the Gospel, the text deals with the increase of violence and with corruption that, in turn, is increasing inequality. “We are always invited to research and reflect on this report and on the concrete situations experienced by the children of God” – said the auxiliary Bishop of Brasilia and Secretary General of the CNBB, His Exc. Mgr. Leonardo Steiner, in a note sent to Fides. Then he added – “inequality will more and more decrease if the justice – the new name of peace – will guide all men, especially the ones who have the responsibility of government”. “Thinking Brazil” is the point of view of the bishops of Brazil on the problems of their country’s reality. Last year the General Assembly of the CNBB approved the first volume, which treated the theme “Challenges before the 2014 elections”, with indications regarding the campaign that was underway.
Translation provided by Maria Rosaria Mastropaolo