Kabiyesi Alaafin has published a letter to show support for the persecuted Afro Brazilians. Transcript below:
The Brazilian devotees of the religion
Àṣà òrìṣà aláàfin comes through this public declaration externalize his support for all devotees of òrìṣà in Brazil
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Alaafin published this letter in October 2016. He who has ears, let him hear....
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