João Braz de Aviz
João Braz de Aviz ([ʒuˈɐ̃w ˈbɾas dʒi aˈvis], Latin: Ioannes Blasius de Aviz; born 24 April 1947) is the prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Li...
Odilo Scherer
Odilo Pedro Scherer ([oˈdʒilu ˈpedɾu ˈʃɛɾeɾ]; born September 21, 1949) is a Brazilian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He currently serves as Archbishop of São Paulo, and was elevated to the cardinala...
Lucas Moreira Neves
Lucas Moreira Neves O.P. (16 September 1925 – 8 September 2002) was a Brazilian Cardinal Bishop and Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.Neves was born in São João del Rei, in Minas Gerais state, B...
Augusto da Silva
Augusto Álvaro da Silva (April 8, 1876 – August 14, 1968) was a Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia from 1924 until his death, and w...
Jaime de Barros Câmara
Jaime de Barros Câmara (July 3, 1894–February 18, 1971) was a Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro from 1943 to 1971, and w...
José Freire Falcão
José Freire Falcão (born October 23, 1925 in Ereré) is a Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and former archbishop of Brasília.Just six months short of his 80th birthday, Freire Falcão was...
Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti
Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti (January 17, 1850 – April 18, 1930) was the first Cardinal to be born in Latin America--however Cardinal Juan de la Cruz Ignacio Moreno y Maisonave was born...
Geraldo Majella Agnelo
Geraldo Majella Agnelo (born 19 October 1933) is a Brazilian Roman Catholic Cardinal. He is Archbishop Emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia and Primate Emeritus of Brazil.
Agnelo was born in Juiz de ...
Cláudio Hummes
Cláudio Hummes, OFM ([ˈklawdʒu ˈʁum(i)s], born 8 August 1934) is a Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy in the Roman Curia (2006–201...
Serafim Fernandes de Araújo
Serafim Fernandes de Araújo (born August 13, 1924 in Minas Novas, Brazil) is the archbishop emeritus of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and is a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
He was educated at t...
Raymundo Damasceno Assis
Raymundo Damasceno Assis ([ʁajˈmũdu damaˈsenu aˈsis]; born 15 February 1937) is a Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was auxiliary bishop of Brasília. He is current archbishop of Apar...
Agnelo Rossi
Agnelo Rossi (4 May 1913 – 21 May 1995) was a Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals.Rossi was born on 4 May 1913 in Joaquim Egidio, Brazil, in the...
Sebastião da Silveira Cintra
Sebastião Leme da Silveira Cintra (January 20, 1882 – October 17, 1942) was a Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro from 193...
Alfredo Scherer
Alfredo Vicente Scherer (February 5, 1903–March 9, 1996) was a German-Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Porto Alegre from 1946 to 1996, and was elevated...
Carlos Carmelo Vasconcellos Motta
Carlos Carmelo Vasconcellos Motta (July 16, 1890, Bom Jesus do Amparo, archdiocese of Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil – September 18, 1982, Aparecida, São Paulo, Brazil) was a long-serving cardinal. Unt...
Paulo Evaristo Arns
Paulo Evaristo Arns OFM ([ˈpawlu evaˈɾistu ˈaɾns]; born 14 September 1921 in Forquilhinha) is the Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo. He is currently the Cardinal Protopriest of the Holy Roman ...
Eugênio Sales
Eugênio de Araújo Sales (8 November 1920 – 9 July 2012) was a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, having been elevated by Pope Paul VI on 28 April 1969. He served as archbishop of São Sebastião do ...
Eusébio Scheid
Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.J. (born 8 December 1932) is a Brazilian Cardinal Priest and Archbishop Emeritus of Rio de Janeiro.
Born in Bom Retiro, Joaçaba, Brazil, to Alberto Reinaldo Scheid and Ro...
Roman Catholic Church and AIDS
The Roman Catholic Church has long advocated against condom use, and advocated sexual abstinence before marriage, and monogamy inside marriage, to limit the spread of HIV. The church's stance against ...
Aloísio Lorscheider
Aloísio Leo Arlindo Lorscheider, O.F.M. (8 October 1924 – 23 December 2007) was a prominent cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil during the 1970s and 1980s. He was renowned as an advocate ...
Avelar Brandão Vilela
Avelar Brandão Vilela (June 13, 1912—December 19, 1986) was a Brazilian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia from 1971 until his death, and was...