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Brazil Bishops Denounce Violent Seizure of Congress, President’s Office and Supreme Court

Andressa AnholeteThe Plenary to the Brazilian Senate is seen at the Brazilian National Congress Jan. 9, following a riot the previous day led by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva called for peace after what he described as a coup attempt, after more than 1,200 supporters of Bolsonar taking the national congress.

‘The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, disconcerted by the serious and violent events in Brazil, calls for tranquility and peace, as well as the immediate cessation of criminal attacks on the democratic rule of law.’

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