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Senator Tasso Jereissati (PSDB), on the potential ticket of MP Simone Tebet (MDB) for the President of the Republic, stated that Cardinal Dom Claudio Humes was one of the people “Nearer than could be understood by holiness.”
As we mentioned, Arch Sao Paulo died today at the age of 87.
“Don Claudio Humes, like Bishop Aloisio Lorscheider, was the person I met who was the closest to what can be understood by holiness. Pope Francis himself is his fraternal friend who remembers choosing this name inspired by Dom Claudio’s message shortly after he was elected to the papacy.”– the parliamentarian said through an official note.
“He recognized the face of the humblest, be it the homeless, the favela, the unemployed, or even the wage earner, the starving women and children, the same face of Christ the Savior.”he added.