André Mendonça, President Bolsonaro’s ‘terribly evangelical’ Supreme Court justice


SÃO PAULO (RNS) — Only a few months after taking office in January of 2019, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro mentioned it was about time to have a Christian justice on the Supreme Court. Now, the far-right South American leader is fulfilling his longtime promise of a “terribly evangelical” justice through the nomination of current Attorney … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro picks evangelical for supreme court seat


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday (July 13) named Attorney General Andre Mendonca, who is also an evangelical pastor, to fill a vacated seat on Brazil’s supreme court, the conservative president’s second appointment to the 11-member court. The 48-year-old Mendonca, whose appointment still needs to be confirmed by the Senate, replaces … Read more