Population: 200.4 million
Currency: Real brésilien
Official Language: Portuguese
Presentation of the mission in Brazil
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The Quebec Foreign Mission Society (SME) has been present in Brazil since 1992, in Manaus, in the Brazilian Amazon region.
In this place, an important change of practice took place in the Society. It set up the first teams of missionaries composed not only of priests but also of lay people.
In Manaus, a team of priests and lay missionaries of the SME have been accompanying communities of diverse individuals for almost 22 years. This follow-up is mainly accomplished through pastoral work, animation and missionary training. However, it also includes some social initiatives that offer young people from poor neighborhoods training to get them out of misery and crime.
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