Brazil Appeal 2021
As COVID-19 runs rampant across Brazil, claiming more than 180,000 lives – the second highest number of deaths from the disease in the world – the Church has intensified its work helping those worst hit by the virus.
Priests, Sisters and laity have faced challenges supporting the most vulnerable in a country estimated to have more than 7 million cases.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a number of Brazil’s parishes have been providing poor families with a daily meal.
But, with the Church’s income having fallen by 60 percent because there are no Mass collections and money fast running out, ACN answered their urgent appeal for help.
Brazil’s Father Francisco Danízio Silva said:
“You, the benefactors of ACN, have helped us greatly. During this time, your support is directly linked to the help we can give to these brothers and sisters of ours who need so much… May we never forget that helping our neighbour is one of the most effective ways of imitating our Lord Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.”