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Conferência Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil
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(CNBB; National Conference of Brazilian Bishops) was established in Rio de Janeiro on Oct 14, 1952 to promote the unity of the Catholic episcopacy, to coordinate the pastoral activity of the 115 dioceses and prelatures, and to nurture relations between the Brazilian church (Brazil) and the Holy See, other bishops' conferences, and the organs of the state. The founder and first General Secretary (1952–1964) was the auxiliary bishop of Rio de Janeiro, D. Câmara. In 1962, the first plan for the unified pastorate, the “Emergency Plan,” was crafted and the …

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Beozzo, José Oscar, “Conferência Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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