Helder Camara quotes

Helder Camara photo
4   4

Helder Camara

Birthdate: 7. February 1909
Date of death: 27. August 1999

Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara was a Brazilian Catholic Archbishop. He was the Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, serving from 1964 to 1985, during the military regime of the country.

An advocate of liberation theology, he is remembered for his social and political work for the poor and for Human Rights and democracy during the military regime. Câmara preached for a church closer to the disfavoured people and for non-violence. He is quoted as having said, "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist." Wikipedia

Quotes Helder Camara

Similar authors

Clarice Lispector photo
Clarice Lispector34
Brazilian writer
Hans Urs Von Balthasar photo
Hans Urs Von Balthasar17
Swedish Catholic theologian
Jorge Amado photo
Jorge Amado4
Brazilian writer
Óscar Romero photo
Óscar Romero2
Fourth Archbishop of San Salvador
João Guimarães Rosa photo
João Guimarães Rosa1
Brazilian novelist
Fulton J. Sheen photo
Fulton J. Sheen78
Catholic bishop and television presenter
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin photo
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin64
French philosopher and Jesuit priest
Padre Pio photo
Padre Pio10
Italian saint, priest, stigmatist and mystic
Pope Benedict XVI photo
Pope Benedict XVI117
265th Pope of the Catholic Church
Olavo de Carvalho photo
Olavo de Carvalho6
Brazilian journalist, essayist and professor of philosophy
Today anniversaries
Virginia Woolf photo
Virginia Woolf381
English writer 1882 - 1941
Al Capone photo
Al Capone44
American gangster 1899 - 1947
Thomas Aquinas photo
Thomas Aquinas104
Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catho… 1225 - 1274
Alicia Keys photo
Alicia Keys10
American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress 1981
Another 71 today anniversaries
Similar authors
Clarice Lispector photo
Clarice Lispector34
Brazilian writer
Hans Urs Von Balthasar photo
Hans Urs Von Balthasar17
Swedish Catholic theologian
Jorge Amado photo
Jorge Amado4
Brazilian writer
Óscar Romero photo
Óscar Romero2
Fourth Archbishop of San Salvador
João Guimarães Rosa photo
João Guimarães Rosa1
Brazilian novelist