Fr. Dario Bossi
The Mission here was started in January 1952 after various appeals addressed to them by the Pope and to date there are 73 from Brazil (2 Bishops, 62 Priests, 4 Brothers, 3 Scholastics and 2 Novices). The success story of Comboni presence in Brazil is the martyrdom of Fr. Ezechiele Ramin, massacred in July 1985 (32 years) at Cacoal by killers hired by landowners. Fr. Ezechiele had been fighting for the rights of the poor peasant farmers, constantly harassed, oppressed and killed by merciless landowners. The process for his canonization is already underway.