Religion: Caesar or God

A gang of self-proclaimed "anti- Communists" kidnaped Brazilian Bishop Adriano Hypolito on Sept. 22, poured liquor down his throat, painted his body with red dye and dumped him, naked, on a back street in outlying Rio de Janeiro. For good measure the thugs blew up his car in front of the Brazilian hi- erarchy's offices.

In rural Ribeirao Bonito in the Mato Grosso on Oct. 11, another Brazilian bishop went to the police station with Jesuit Father Joao Bosco Penido Burnier to investigate the torture of two women prisoners. After a nasty argument a...