A layman carrying a cross with head bowed. The Catholic Church has become more social-service oriented than in the past. Through its "Ecclesiastical Base Communities" Program, it is very active working with the low income population, especially in shanty towns, neighborhood associations, with landless peasants, etc.Um leigo de cabeça curvada carregando uma cruz. A Igreja Católica tem-se tomado mais orientada à assistência social do que no passado. Através dos programas de suas "Comunidades Eclesiastes de Base", ela trabalha ativamente pela classe de baixo poder aquisitivo, especialmente nas favelas, associações de vizinhos, camponeses sem terra, etc.
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