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Two Special Groups in Rio: Refugees and Jesuit-Educated Athletes

Refugees and Jesuit-educated athletes are two special groups that will begin competition this weekend in Brazil as the 2016 Olympic Games begin with the opening ceremonies tonight.

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Vicente Canas Costa, S.J. | 1987 | Brazil

Brother Vicente Canas Costa was born on October 22, 1939 in Alborea in Albacete, Spain. He entered the Jesuits on April 21, 1961 and quickly became the head of the Provincial Jesuit Brothers of Aragón, who were subsequently directed to travel…

Joao Bosco Penido Burnier, S.J. | 1976 | Brazil

Father Joao Bosco Penido Burnier was born on June 11, 1917 in Juiz de Fora in Mato Grosso, Brazil as the fifth of nine children. He attended the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, graduated with a degree in theology, and was ordained a…