Moysés Louro de Azevedo Filho is the founder and general moderator of the Shalom Catholic Community, a consultant for the Pontifical Council for the Laity since 2007 and the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization since 2011.
Born on November 4, 1959, in Fortaleza, Brazil, he was educated in a Catholic environment and, at an early age, he began to lead prayer groups for young people. In 1976, he had a strong experience with the love of God through his involvement with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
In 1980, he was chosen by the Archbishop of Fortaleza, Aloísio Lorscheider, to offer a gift to Pope John Paul II on behalf of the youth of the Archdiocese. He prayed to God for a gift worthy of the Holy Father and decided to write a letter offering his life for the evangelization of young people.
On July 9, 1982, exactly two years after the meeting with the pontiff, the Shalom Catholic Community was born.
He was summoned by the Holy See to participate in the synods of the Eucharist in 2005 and of the Word of God in 2008, both taking place in Rome. In 2007, he participated in the Fifth Episcopal Conference of Latin America in Aparecida, Brazil, as a representative of the ecclesial movements and new communities on the continent.
His preaching is characterized by an overflow of love, inflamed by God, and the restless desire for the evangelization of men, especially of the youth. He lives in Aquiraz, at the Diaconia, where he oversees the general government of the Shalom Catholic Community, in service to the Church and to humanity.