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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

The retired pope had hoped to stay in the papacy until 2014, according to Mgr Georg Gaenswein

The plight of Brazil’s indigenous people should be centre stage at the Games, a spokesman said

Authorities said Fr Bonifacio Buzzi hanged himself with bed sheets in his cell a day after being arrested