- Father Amaro Lopes is follower of Dorothy Stang, killed in 2005
- Extortion, land invasion and sexual harassment charges considered
Brazilian police have arrested a priest in the Amazon who championed the rights of smallholders against powerful agricultural interests.
Father Amaro Lopes is the best-known follower of the American-born nun, Dorothy Stang, who was murdered in 2005 in a killing orchestrated by landowners during a dispute that continues today.
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