BRAZIL

Bishops condemn police, state attacks on universities

Bishops from the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil – the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil – have spoken out against state and police attacks on universities, reports Anglican News.

In one case, the rector of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Professor Luiz Carlos Cancellier de Olivo, killed himself after he was arrested and barred from his university campus in what one senator told the National Congress was “a clear abuse of power”. Cancellier was arrested along with six of his colleagues on 14 September.

The Primate of the IEAB, Bishop Francisco de Assis da Silva of South Western Brazil, is the lead signatory on a statement calling for an end to what they call “a dangerous process of intimidation” by “the illegitimate government”.
Full report on the Anglican News site