May 28, 2014

Christ the Redeemer statue (1922-1931) is seen atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro as seen in February 2012. (CNS photo/Ricardo Moraes, Reuters)

Rio de Janiero, Brazil — “I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed. “

- Maya Angelou, American poet and author (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014), from her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969, Chapter 18.

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