Brazilian archbishop robbed at gunpoint

(Catholic Herald) Police are investigating after a Brazilian bishop was robbed at gunpoint in his home on Saturday.

Archbishop Antônio Muniz, the Archbishop of Maceió, was at his residence in the Farol neighbourhood, awaiting the arrival of Deacon Inaldo Pitta, before the assault happened at around 5.40am.

Archbishop Muniz and Deacon Pitta had planned to travel jointly to the Church of St Goncalo for Mass, but as they were leaving the house, three armed men in a vehicle approached them.

Pointing guns, the robbers forced them inside before running through the house in search of valuables. [More]


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