João Braz de Aviz

Catholic cardinal

João Braz de Aviz (24 April 1947–) is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who serves as the prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

João Braz de Aviz


  • We Christians believe in a sensitive God: He hears the groaning of the oppressed and listens to the widow’s plea; He suffers with and for humanity, we want to believe that consecrated life, with its many charisms, is the very expression of this sensitivity.

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