Hélder Câmara


Born
in Recife, Brazil
February 07, 1909

Died
August 27, 1999

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Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara was Roman Catholic Archbishop of Olinda and Recife.

He retired as archbishop in 1985, and lived to see many of his reforms rolled back by his conservative successors.

He is famous for the quotation, "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist."

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Spiral Of Violence

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The Desert Is Fertile

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Dom Helder Camara: Essentia...

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A Thousand Reasons For Living

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Hoping Against All Hope

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Revolution Through Peace

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Questions for Living

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Sister Earth: Creation, Eco...

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Church and Colonialism

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“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”
Hélder Câmara, Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings

“Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.”
Hélder Câmara, Spiral Of Violence

“When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.”
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