Brazil: The Bishops Speak Out

Brazil's Catholic Church has never, as a whole, been known for opposition to the government. Some members of the church's liberal wing have split off from the rest of the clergy and, in defiance of stiff laws, helped organize labor syndicates, defended student rights and sharp ened public feeling against the country's army. But last week the Brazilian clergy, liberal and conservative alike, angrily rose up in unison. It issued a warning that it would take no nonsense from the army and, moreover, that it intended to exert its influence on the...

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