Why are they poor?

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David Regan

Helder Camara in Pastoral Perspective

ISBN 978-3-8258-6151-1
Band-Nr. 13
Jahr 2003
Seiten 160
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Theologie und Praxis

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„When I feed the poor, they call me a saint; when I ask why
they are poor, they call me a communist.“ – This quotation
given by the protagonist Dom Helder Câmara is also the motto
of this book. The author David Regan shows Câmara`s life
from his childhood over the first pastoral steps up to him
as the educationalist, bureaucrat and politician. As an
archbishop for twenty years in Olinda and Recife Helder
Camara is therefore referred to as „Man of the people in
Recife“. The „brother of the poor“ criticised the
political system in his motherland Brasil openly and by this
risked his life more than once. His international reputation
is still actual: moving theology of liberation, Camara
provoces effects in Church and society life all over the

The author David Regan (* 1926 in Ireland)
worked for several years in the Diocese of Marilia (Brasil)
as a missionary and developped a great knowledge in the
backgrounds, which is shown in this book.