11/12/2019

Friar Hans receives Senate Human Rights Commendation

In a session scheduled for Wednesday (11), the Senate will hand over Dom Hélder Câmara Human Rights Commendation to six people and one entity for their relevant contributions to the defense of human rights in Brazil.

Friar Hans receives Senate Human Rights Commendation

The Plenary Session will start at 11h and will be broadcast on TV Senate and on YouTube

The recipients are Aleixo Paraguassú Netto, nominated by Senator Nelsinho Trad (PSD-MS); the New Alliance Community, nominated by Senator Styvenson Valentim (Somos-RN); Damares Regina Alves, nominated by Senator Chico Rodrigues (DEM-RR); Friar Hans, nominated by Senator Eduardo Gomes (MDB-TO); Sister Silvia Vecellio Sai, nominated by Senator Soraya Thronicke (PSL-MS); Marcos Dionísio Medeiros Caldas (in memoriam), nominated by Senator Jean Paul Prates (PT-RN); and Rosa Geane, nominated by Senator Alessandro Vieira (Citizenship-SE).

The commendation, delivered annually by the Senate, is named after Catholic Bishop Dom Helder Camara, one of the founders of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) and a prominent personality in the defense of human rights during the military regime. He was the only Brazilian nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Born in Ceará, Dom Helder Camara (1909-1999) excelled in Pernambuco, where he was archbishop of Olinda and Recife during the military dictatorship (1964-1985). It stood out for its defense of human rights, social justice and non-violent attitudes in all human interactions. It preached a simple church, focused on the poor. He passed away in August of 1999, at 90 years.

Source: The Senate Agency

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