Magazine article Anglican Journal

Primate, Principal Secretary Robbed in Belem

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Primate, Principal Secretary Robbed in Belem

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Members of a Canadian and Brazilian delegation that visited Belem, Brazil, were robbed at gunpoint November 23.

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Archdeacon Paul Feheley, his principal secretary, had just gotten into their car after visiting the Anglican church of St. John the Baptist when a group of young men holding guns surrounded them.

Hiltz and Feheley had visited the church with the primate of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, Bishop Saulo Mauricio de Barros and his wife, Ruth, and the church's rector, Fr. Marcos, as part of their trip to the diocese of Amazonia.

"They were excited to show us the church, because that church will represent for that neighbourhood a sense of hope--a place [where] they can worship and gather and do some social-action work, a little place for the children to play safely," said Hiltz. …

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