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Latino Daily News

Monday May 23, 2011

Thousands Turn Out for Beatification of Sister Dulce in Brazil

Thousands Turn Out for Beatification of Sister Dulce in Brazil

Photo: Sister Dulce of Brazil is Beatified

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Close to 70,000 turned out on Sunday in Brazil for the beatification of Sister Dulce Lopez, including President Dilma Rousseff, while thousands others watched the live broadcast.

Irma Dulce was a Brazilian nun known as Sister Dulce who worked with Brazil’s poorest and started the ‘Charitable Works Foundation of Sister Dulce’ now one of the country’s largest philanthropic organizations.

When she died in 1992 she had already had two audiences with Pope John Paul II, been nominated for a Peace Prize and is considered one of the most admired women in Brazil.

The ceremony was led by Brazilian Cardinal Dom Geraldo Majella Agnelo who represented Pope Benedict who was not present.  A miracle in 2001 is attributed to Sister Dulce.