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The Compass Rose Society visit ended with mass and lunch at St. Mary’s Cathedral. About 80 people attended the service and bid adieu to their new friends. Bishop Philip Poole, president of the Compass Rose Society, was the preacher and talked about the need all of us have to share our lives. There was also [...]

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After a full day visiting parishes in Metro Belém do Pará, Compass Rose Society members joined representatives of the Amazonian Council of Christian Churches and attended an Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Mary’s Cathedral. After a brief moment of prayer led by Bishop Saulo Barros, the Rev. Marcos Barros invited worshippers to say their church [...]

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On Saturday morning, Compass Rose Society members visited several communities in the Belém do Pará area. At first, they went to one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of the city, where they could visit the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist. Due to security reasons, the group was accompanied by policemen, which concerned some [...]

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In the afternoon, Compass Rose Society members visited some important ecumenical and community partners in Cidade de Deus. First, they visited Christ the King’s ecumenical partner, the Roman Catholic Parish of the Eternal Father and St. Joseph, which is the only Roman Catholic parish in the neighborhood, comprising 5 congregations. There, they were greeted by [...]

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The final programmed activity for the Compass Rose group was a visit to one of the several areas affected by heavy rainstorms and mudslides which have killed nearly one thousand people and displaced more than twenty thousand. The unusually strong rain, which meteorologists say occur only once in every 350 years, caused entire slopes to [...]

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Here is the opening event of the Compass Rose Society visit to Brazil, with a presentation on the life of the Diocese of Rio de Janeiro by the Rt. Rev. Filadelfo Oliveira. The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole, president of the society, also shared a few words about its purpose and objectives. Tomorrow, Compass Rose members [...]

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On Wednesday, April 6 there will be a diocesan reception at 7.30pm in the Cathedral of the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro at which the Revd. Canon Kenneth Kearon, General Secretary of the Anglican Communion will talk about the life of the Communion today and answer questions. The event will be live streamed. Please share [...]