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Brazil's Chamber of Deputies paid tribute here Wednesday to different figures from that South American country and around the world, including President Jair Bolsonaro and Pope Francis.

Bolsonaro, a right-wing former federal deputy for Rio de Janeiro (from 1991 to 2018) and current head of state, and the Argentine-born pontiff were among 30 recipients of the "2021 Medal of Legislative Merit," either for their "relevant service rendered to the legislative body" or the influence they have had on Brazil.