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Camara, Helder Pessoa (Helder)

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Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Archbishops

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1909 - He was born on the 7th of February in Fortaleza, Ceará, North East Brazil.

1964-1965 - He became Catholic archbishop of Olinda and Recife.

1973 - He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

1985 - He retired as archbishop.

         - He was Awarded the Pacem in Terris Award.

1999 - Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara died on the 27th of August in Recife.

         - He is famous for stating, "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist."


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