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Bishop Philip Poole and Canon Kenneth Kearon talked to an audience of more than one hundred people at the Cathedral of the Redeemer’s parish hall. Bishop Poole explained what the Compass Rose Society is about, while Canon Kearon gave a talk on the state of the Anglican Communion. People from the audience asked a few [...]

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Members of the Compass Rose Society were on top of the world today, when they visited Rio de Janeiro’s most famous landmark. The trip to the Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer – one of the seven modern wonders of the world – took the group 710 metres above sea level on top of Corcovado Mountain. [...]

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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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After listening to a brief presentation about Christ the King and its partner projects, Compass Rose members walked through the streets of Cidade de Deus, and got an eyewitness experience of the neighborhood the parish church tries to serve. Cidade de Deus (City of God, in Portuguese) was built in the 1960s to provide a [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]