Zilda Arns, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Zilda Arns

Brazilian pediatrician

Date of Birth: 25-Aug-1934

Place of Birth: Forquilhinha, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Date of Death: 12-Jan-2010

Profession: pediatrician, activist

Nationality: Brazil

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Zilda Arns

  • Zilda Arns Neumann (August 25, 1934 – January 12, 2010) was a Brazilian pediatrician and aid worker. A sister of Cardinal Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns, the former Archbishop of São Paulo known for his efforts against the Brazilian military dictatorship, Zilda Arns became internationally known by founding a Catholic pastoral care for poor children.
  • Her humanitarian work, which also included the poor and the elderly, spanned over three decades.Arns died on January 12, 2010 as a result of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
  • Five years after her death, the Archdiocese of São Paulo formally launched a diocesan investigation, opening the way to canonization and recognition of her status as a saint.

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