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Friar Hans Stapel will be honored with the Dom Helder Câmara Human Rights Commendation in the Federal Senate.
Friar Hans Stapel will be honored with the Dom Helder Câmara Human Rights Commendation in the Federal Senate. The nomination was made by the senator and government leader in the National Congress, Eduardo Gomes, MDB / TO, in recognition of the relevant work of Friar Hans and Fazenda da Esperança, rendered to the people of Tocantins, Brazil and around the world.
The Commendation will be delivered on a date to be scheduled by the Senate Bureau.
Friar Hans's trajectory
He became parish priest of the Nossa Senhora da Glória Church in the year of 1979, in Guaratinguetá-SP. Four years later he founded Fazenda da Esperança with Nelson Giovanelli, a young parishioner at the time.
In the year of 1997 he assumed in Brazil the Presidency of the Pontifical Catholic Foundation (Aid to the Church in Need). Two years later, he founded the Family of Hope, an International Faithful Association responsible for the work of Hope Farm.
The year of 2007 was one of the most important in the history of the Farm, when Br Hans received a visit from Pope Benedict XVI. Moment that thrilled the whole world, when the pope emeritus, abandoned the protocols and walked among the young, once marginalized by society.
In 2010, he received the Pontifical Recognition of the Family of Hope as an International Association of the Faithful by the Holy See. And four years later he was appointed by Pope Francis as consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
An event in the year of 2014 encouraged the Farm to continue bringing hope to those who need it most. Emmaus and Giancarlo, president and co-president of the Focolare Movement, met with Friar Hans and the young people of the Farms of Hope of the Southeast Region, in Guaratinguetá.
In the year of 2015, Friar Hans earned an honor of the Cross of Merit granted by his home country and the definitive recognition of the Family of Hope. This award was given for work in the economic, political, social and spiritual fields. The following year, he attended a private audience at the Vatican, in the company of Nelson Giovanelli with Pope Francis, who sent a message to the young people of the farm.
And finally, in 2018 received the International Golden Dove of Peace Award as a sign of recognition for the work done in favor of many people, who face situations of chemical dependency, at-risk minors, care for people with HIV, among others. others.
Source: With information from Gazeta do Cerrado