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Rio de Janeiro, Latin American Bishops’ Conference (1955)
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The first general Latin American and Caribbean Bishops’ Conference was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Jul 25 to Aug 4, 1955, following the 36th International Eucharistic Congress. It was convened by Pius XII, led by Cardinal Adeodato Giovanni Piazza, and attended by 106 participants from 22 countries. They worked in seven commissions: 1. Clergy; 2. Clergy helpers (laity); 3.Organization and resources of the apostolic office, with press and radio subcommission; 4. Protestantis…

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Beozzo, José Oscar, “Rio de Janeiro, Latin American Bishops’ Conference (1955)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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