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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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Five members of the Compass Rose Society group stayed in Belém to visit the Popular University (UNIPOP) and the Mission of the Ascension of the Lord, in Santa Izabel do Pará, which is located a 40-minute drive from Belém. The group arrived in Santa Izabel at 10:30 AM. At first, they met a family of [...]

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Twelve Compass Rose Society members left Belém at 8:30 AM with Bishop Saulo Barros and his wife and USPG missioner Ruth Barros. Together, they packed two airplanes and flew to Gurupá, in the low Amazon River. The Anglican Church has been developing a ministry in that community for the last five years. It all started [...]

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In the afternoon, visitors from the Compass Rose Society arrived in Belém do Pará, see of the Diocese of the Amazon. They were welcomed at the International Airport Val de Cans by a group led by missioner Ruth Barros, and were taken to St. Mary’s Cathedral. The diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. Saulo Barros, clergy, [...]

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On April 5th, Compass Rose visitors went to the Parish Church of Christ the King, in Cidade de Deus (City of God), Rio de Janeiro. There, they were greeted by local parishioners with a Lenten lunch. Representatives of community projects linked with the church were also there. The group arrived just in time to witness [...]

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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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After lunch the Compass Rose group was taken up the hill to learn more about Anglican Social Action’s new inititative, Manger Project, which is currently housed in the former Boystown campus in Petropolis. Boystown was originally an orphanage partially supported by the government. Over time government policies changed, and institutions were discouraged from keeping independent [...]

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This morning, Compass Rose Society members took a one and a half hour bus trip to Araras, a district of the Municipality of Petrópolis, where Anglican Social Action (a non-profit organization attached to the Diocese of Rio de Janeiro) keeps a school and a series of social projects. They were greeted by Mr. Carlos José [...]