Orani João Tempesta

Cistercian abbot, archbishop and cardinal

Orani João Tempesta (23 June 1950–) is a Brazilian prelate of the Catholic Church who serves as the archbishop of the Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro.

Orani João Tempesta


  • It’s important for us to think both about living healthy lives and promoting fraternity. Peace and sports can go together because sports teach us to be united. In his message to the world before the World Cup, Pope Francis said nobody should be alone in sports or in life. On a bigger scale, for our world to be a better place, countries also need to be united.
  • It is up to us Christians to announce that man needs God to have meaning for his life and for eternal life, without the illumination that comes from the cross of Christ, we would not be able to resolve the inner issues of our hearts.

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