Missionaries also began arriving in Brazil to conduct extensive evangelization.

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An important missionary was Joseph Anchieta, who carried out his mission in Brazil for 44 years. He was proclaimed an Apostle of Brazil, in 1980 Pope John Paul II confirmed the title and beatified Anchiete, and in 2014 Pope Francis included him among the saints.

Since 1965, his evangelization work has been remembered in Brazil on June 9 (Anchiete Day).