Sister Dorothy Stang

She was Dot to her friends and family and Irma (Sister) Doroteia to the people in Brazil who took to calling her the “Angel of the Amazon” because of her passionate support of poor farmers’ rights to the land and her protectiveness of the rainforest. On February 12, 2005, two hired gunmen shot her six times thinking they had finally silenced this gentle, tenacious crusader for the poor. Her murder was not the end….

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