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Brazil’s greatest Catholic pageant narrowly escapes the election fray


The pageant of Círio de Nazaré, celebrated lately within the northern Brazilian metropolis of Belém do Pará, is likely one of the largest Catholic festivals on the planet and this yr narrowly prevented politicization amid an election marketing campaign.

Greater than 2.5 million individuals stuffed the streets of Belém to take part in numerous processions and occasions honoring the Virgin of Nazaré, town’s patron saint.

One in all these processions is a river march that runs alongside the Bay of Guajará, which washes across the metropolis. On one of many boats was President Jair Bolsonaro.

It was . . .

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