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Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« on: November 19, 2016, 06:22:03 PM »
I have already opened topics asking prayers for specific problems in this city (like terrorism, robbery or when I couldn't leave my workplace) and I hate to bother you with this again and again, but now I ask you more generally to remember this poor city on your prayers. Specially today: there's war near my neighbourhood and they have even taken a helicopter down.

Rio has never been a safe place, but I think the economical crisis is in many ways making it more and more crazy.

Lord have mercy. Holy Archangel Michael, pray for us.
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Re: Please pray for the safety Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2016, 06:25:00 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 06:26:53 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2016, 06:48:21 PM »
Lord, have mercy on the people of Rio de Janeiro.

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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 07:36:42 PM »
Oh goodness.  Lord, have mercy!!
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2016, 07:04:59 AM »
I dressed up for church just to find a note on the door: "don't go to church, banditry will terrorise today", this is almost tragicomic. I need to leave this hellhole.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2016, 08:35:21 AM »
I'm so sorry.  Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2016, 08:36:56 AM »
I'm so sorry.  Lord, have mercy!
It's OK, I'm not really inflamed at that, I'm just unwinding it here.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2016, 10:50:15 PM »
Today Brazil had a major fire, a plane crash with the death of almost an entire soccer team and the Supreme Court set a judicial precedent to decriminalise abortion. Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2016, 11:58:28 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 12:43:01 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 01:32:55 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 06:14:05 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2016, 07:19:39 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 10:09:30 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2017, 03:34:18 PM »
I fear punishment iscoming for us. The police made a strike in a state in a relatively peaceful state and it has become a warzone, you'll know what I'm talking about if you've already watched the movie The Purge. You can read about it here, although it was updated that are actually 106 dead in six days. Everybody is locked in their homes, nothing is working, stores are being looted... Please pray for the inhabitants of Espírito Santo, specially for my friends Karyne, Maria, Marina, and their families.

Now the police in Rio wants to have a strike too, beginning tomorrow. Please pray for Rio de Janeiro, that this doesn't actually happen, and, if it does, that it doesn't go for the worst. There are heavily armed and organised militias and drug cartels in this city, and I can't even imagine how they may want to use this chaos. Also, our cathedral is basically inside a favela, so please remember Archbishop Chrisóstomo (who lives there) and Mother Gabriela (who lives in an adjacent house), people who live their lives for the Church and for that condition may be in great danger.

Lord, have mercy on us! Our Lady of the Protection, save this country!
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2017, 05:17:46 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2017, 06:01:01 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 09:05:47 PM »
Lord, have mercy on the people of Rio de Janeiro; and keep safe Your servants Archbishop Chrisostomo, Mother Gabriela, RaphaCam, and his friends.

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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2017, 09:57:25 PM »
It seems the strike in Rio was just a hoax (a big one, a major news site even published it), but the people of Espírito Santo still need our prayers. Lord have mercy!
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2017, 10:24:13 PM »
Lord have mercy,  Rio seems just as unsafe as Juarez or Tijuana
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2017, 10:47:11 PM »
Ciudad Juárez has 1,3 million inhabitants and had 386 registered murders in 2016, Tijuana has 1,7 million inhabitants to 671 murders, Rio has 6,5 million to 836. But these numbers mean few, since they probably don't account for latrocínio (in Brazil, theft followed by homicide doesn't enter these numbers), so they must be much larger. Also, many deaths go unreported, and I'm not sure if all three numbers account for lesion followed by death and police kills.

In absolute numbers, Brazil has more violent deaths than Syria (279k x 256k in 2011-2015). Although our population is more than 10 times larger, this info is terrifying.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2017, 10:55:42 PM »
Update: Police strike in the suburban city of Mesquita, adjacent to Rio. My friend Layza and her family, along with many other people, live there. Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2017, 08:54:14 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2017, 09:54:54 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2017, 03:37:12 AM »
The strike in Espírito Santo continues, but I haven't heard any reports of violence in Mesquita or Volta Redonda, cities in Rio which were reported to have police strikes. But the capital city, where I live, is fine. Yesterday I went to church normally and it was actually fuller than usual. Glory be to God.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2017, 04:40:12 PM »
There's a shooting near my parish, and I have no news from the archbishop or the nun who lives nearby yet. Lord, have mercy on your children, safeguard Archbishop Chrisóstomo and Mother Gabriela!
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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2017, 04:57:29 PM »
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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2017, 05:24:02 PM »
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2017, 05:29:02 PM »
Just talked to one of the priests, it's fine there.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2017, 11:51:33 PM »
The last few days were hardcore: the army invaded at least two ghettoes (one of them just a short walk from my home, I saw nothing, but went to sleep hearing gunshots) and there has been a worrying number of armed robberies just outside my university, two of which I actually ran from (I didn't see any gun, but I knew who the robbers were, so I just ran). What amazes me the most is how these things are becoming natural: distant gunshots just make people literally laugh; a friend who lives in the invaded ghetto came here and went back home late; and today I went out of the university with some 15 people, someone recognised the armed robber waiting at the campus's door, and instead of walking back in, everyone but me and a friend just walked through him uncaringly, hoping he wouldn't rob a crowd.

This place is getting inhospitable, it's been years no money can buy its inhabitants safety anymore, and it just gets worse. Please pray for our collective safety, the repentance of the criminals, and wisdom and conditions so some of us can decide to emigrate (even if just upstate) and actually carry out that plan.

Lord, have mercy. Holy Theotokos and St. Dimas, pray for us.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2017, 01:54:43 AM »
Lord have mercy!

Do you have somewhere safe you can go to if things get any worse?
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2017, 02:07:22 AM »
Lord have mercy!

Do you have somewhere safe you can go to if things get any worse?
We have considered moving to Petrópolis, 70km upstate. In a far more laborious plan, Portugal would be a possibility.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2017, 02:31:51 AM »
I mean in an emergency.
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« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2017, 06:43:09 AM »
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« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2017, 07:24:34 AM »
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« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2017, 12:39:02 AM »
Through the intercession of St. Sebastian, patron of Rio de Janeiro, Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2017, 08:27:40 PM »
Someone died in a shooting just in my university's entrance. Lord have mercy on their soul, through the intercession of the Theotokos and St. Varus. May this shooting be the last one.

Edit: He was a thief shot by a policeman, apparently. Though he had It coming, it's still sad.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2018, 10:41:32 PM »
The army has been carrying on an intervention in Rio de Janeiro, the whole situation is extremely sensitive, so prayers are needed that everything goes on the right track.

Not directly related, a city councillor and her driver were shot dead today, her name was Marielle. Lord, have mercy on their souls. Holy Theotokos and St. Varus, pray for us.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2018, 11:27:26 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2018, 12:41:26 AM »
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2018, 10:38:23 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2018, 05:53:01 PM »
Truck strike quickly installing chaos. Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2018, 06:05:45 PM »
Lord have mercy.

Do you have the means to move? I wouldn't recommend trying the US right now (though as a Yuppie, you might have a better shot than most). Europe might not be too hard.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2018, 06:31:53 PM »
Lord please help and protect Your children ~ bring relief to Rio ~ and piece to all there ~ in The Name of the Father ~ The Son and The Spirit ```

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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2018, 11:09:24 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2018, 11:23:28 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2018, 11:50:01 AM »
Prayers

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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2018, 11:59:10 AM »
Truck strike quickly installing chaos. Lord, have mercy.

If this continues for too long it will be civil unrest, I am kinda worried.

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Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2018, 03:21:48 PM »
Do you have the means to move? I wouldn't recommend trying the US right now (though as a Yuppie, you might have a better shot than most). Europe might not be too hard.
Myself, my sister and my father are Portuguese citizens, my mother is looking for citizenship right now. My aunt is not Portuguese, but already lives there. We've been thinking of moving.

If this continues for too long it will be civil unrest, I am kinda worried.
Yeah, I find it possible. Thankfully our government is notably afraid of the people, so I feel this whole situation will be solved.
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