Alceu Amoroso Lima

Journalist, Author

1893 – 1983

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Who was Alceu Amoroso Lima?

Alceu Amoroso Lima was a writer, journalist, activist from Brazil and founder of the Brazilian Christian Democracy. He adopted the pseudonym Tristão de Ataíde in 1919. In 1928 he converted to Catholicism and eventually became head of Catholic Action in Brazil. Although he initially had some sympathy for certain aims of Brazilian Integralism he became a strong opponent of authoritarianism in general and Fascism in particular. That came in part through the influence of Jacques Maritain. He was a staunch advocate for press freedom during the period of military dictatorship.

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Born
Dec 11, 1893
Rio de Janeiro
Religion
  • Catholicism
Profession
Died
Aug 14, 1983
Petrópolis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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