Caravan of Parliamentarians Will Attend Canonization of Sister Dulce

Deputies and senators will be entitled to daily payments

Ricardo Della Coletta Angela Boldrini
Brasília

At least 22 Brazilian lawmakers will attend Sister Dulce's canonization ceremony on Sunday at the Vatican.

The Bahian religious sister Maria Rita Lopes Pontes will be canonized in an act celebrated by Pope Francis, after having two miracles recognized by the Catholic Church. She will be the first saint born in Brazil.

Vice President Hamilton Mourão will lead the official delegation.

Sister Dulce. (Foto: DIVULGAÇÃO/OSID)

The delegation includes the president of the Supreme Court (STF), Dias Toffoli; the House, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ); the Senate, David Alcolumbre (DEM-AP); former president José Sarney; Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta (Health); the Attorney General of the Republic, Augusto Aras; and the mayor of Salvador, ACM Neto (DEM).

Also included in the government's entourage are the wives of Mourão, those of the presidents of the two houses of the Legislature and Aras, as well as the first lady of Goiás, Maria das Gracias Caiado.

However, a group of deputies and senators will also attend the religious ceremony in House and Senate missions. There will be seven senators and 13 deputies - not counting Maia and Alcolumbre, who are listed in the official entourage of the federal government disclosed in the Official Gazette.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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