President Bolsonaro, a conservative Catholic, has cultivated close ties with Evangelicals and made religion a central part of his campaign, while rival Lula, also Catholic, has grown increasingly vocal on religion.
Wrapping up his Canadian visit, Francis said he repeatedly condemned the system that severed family ties and attempted to impose new cultural beliefs as “catastrophic” to generations of Indigenous peoples.
On Christmas, the government had rejected the charity’s application to renew a license that allows it to receive funds from abroad, citing “adverse inputs.”
Mexican Official Ricardo de la Cruz Musalem said the injured had been transferred to hospitals, including some by air.
Authorities consider the two fires at the St. Ann's Catholic Church and the Chopaka Catholic Church "suspicious" and are looking to determine any possible connection to the church fires in both Penticton and Oliver earlier this week.
The kidnappers have demanded a $1 million ransom for the group, which includes one French priest and one French nun.
The apology is for more than 8,000 cases of sexual misconduct largely committed at religious and state-run institutions responsible for the safety of children.
The latest protest drew hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, with 1,000 people flying in from the southern resort island of Jeju.
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