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Catholics across the world celebrated the feast on its traditional day

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The five nations with the most Catholics are Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, the United States and Italy

Almost 100 inmates have died in Brazil since the turn of the year

At his general audience, the Pope prayed for prisoners killed in recent riots in Brazil

The Liberation Theologian said the Pope wants to fulfil a request made by Brazil’s bishops

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns was renowned for his work with the poor and political prisoners

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns was known as the ‘cardinal of the people’

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71 people, including members of Brazilian football team Chapecoense, died in the crash late on Monday