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Eckart Höfling

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Eckart Höfling 28 October 1936 – 1 March 2014 was a German Catholic priest who worked combating poverty in Brazil

Höfling was born in Langenprozelten, Lower Franconia In 1949 Eckart Höflich completed his schooling in Würzburg and passed the legal clerk exams in 1952 He assumed a position in Karlstadt until 1957, when he joined the Franciscan Order He was sent to Brazil for the first time in 1959/1960 He studied philosophy and theology and was ordained a priest on December 10, 1966 by the Bishop of Würzburg, Josef Stangl He was sent to Brazil to lead two parishes there He was awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit Bundesverdienstkreuz for his work in 2007, and the Quadriga Award in 2008

Projects and Positions

  • 1972: Director of the Franciscan Spirituality College
  • 1977: Created a social services network in Rio de Janeiro

He set up social centers in the favelas Vila Ideal and Prainha and organized regular medical care for the inhabitants of the favelas The money for this project - over 2 million Euros in the past 30 years- was given by the German Georg Ludwig Rexroth-Stiftung

  • 1986: Created a social services network in São Paulo
  • 1987: Director of the Franciscian Social Services Network Third Order in Rio de Janeiro

References

  1. ^ "Pater Eckart Höfling starb 77-jährig" Mainpostde Retrieved 2014-03-03 
  2. ^ Georg Ludwig Rexroth-Stiftung: Die Projekte Vila Ideal und Prainha in Rio de Janeiro/Brasilien in German


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