Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the most significant figures in Liberation Theology and social justice.
Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara was a catholic archbishop in Brazil.
He was instrumental in delineating the course of Liberation Theology, a premise for my latest novel.
To cut to the chase let me post some quotes from the colorful Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara:
"When I give food to the poor the call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food they call me a communist."
"I will never carry a weapon and will never kill anyone. But I am ready to give life for the poor."
"The greatest problem of the Church is not a lack of priests, rather the hunger faced by the people."