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THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 6, 1969 PAGE 7 t's Murder Climaxes g Church-State s Besetting Brazil Brazil (NC)--Archbis- to repress student unrest. The e r Camara of Otinda government had decreed im- has clarged that re- mediate expulsion andbanishment groups in Brazil are re- for three years from any campus for the murder of a for all youths found to be "sub- riest_friend. versJve." body of the priest, Father The archbishop called the de- Periera Neto, wasfound cree a violation of human rights from a tree on thecampus and an invitation to further vie- University of Recife. lance. Nero, a sociology teach- Following the death of Father an aide of Archbishop Neto, Archbishop Camara said that for youth affairs, had be- Brazil's reactionary groups are popular and was a friend convinced of their mission to save leaders in Recife. One Western and Christian civilization Student leaders, Candido and are killing those who they feel Was mysteriously shot in are a danger. )ril. The archbishop confirmed that ,Archbishop Camara there is a list of over 30 persons government efforts in Recife who have been condem- ned to death. The chief suspect in Father brs, Bunten Nero's murder is a terrorist organization called theCommunist & Thessing Hunt Command, whose members OFFICES include elements of the Brazilian W. 7th., Little Rock armed forces. The organization Phone FR 4-5902 considers progressive priests more dangerous than communists themselves. Phone FR 2-2277 Four gunmen who machinegun- ned the home of Archbishop Cam- with "Sanitone" "---* ara last October are believed to preciate your business be members of the same group. ROCK, ARKANSAS A few days before that attack, with "Ivory Soap" the wails of thearchbishop'shouse were covered by signs accusing him of being a "communist" and a "traitor." FINEST Archibhop Camara, an outspo- ken foe of social and economic HEAR]NG I injustices in Brazil, has launched ares a nonviolent social reform move- LITTLE ROCK ment called Action, Justice and AID CENTER Peace. - FR 5-8264 The founder of a branch of that le NSAS CO. movement in Sao Paulo, Marie Carvalho, a lawyer, was arrested in late May. The Communist Hunt Comman- dos were also believed to have machinegunned the headquarters of the Brazilian Conference of Major Religious Superiors in Re- cife in late April. The conference had earlier is- sued a statement criticizing the arrest of three French Assump- tionist priests in Bale Horizonte for "subversive activities." 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Third row, Beatrice Kaplon, Dolores Wilk and Cynthia Stainbrook. issued a statement accusing pro- gressive priests and Catholic lay leaders of subversive activities shortly after President Artur da Costa e Silva assumed dictatorial powers in December on grounds that subversive elements were trying to overthrow the govern- ment. Several priests and lay leaders have been arrested and a number of foreign missionaries were ex- pelled from the country on char- ges of subversion. In March Archbishop Camara compared the government to nazism and fascism because of the suspension of civil rights it decreed in December. In late March, amid the grow- ing tension between progressive Catholics and the government, sol- diers armed with machine guns entered the building of the Bra- zilian Bishops' Conference at Rio de Janeiro and arrested lay lead- er Tiber Sulik, who in addition to being international president of the Catholic Workers' Action (ACe) is also director of the Brazilian bishops' commission for justice and peace and an advisor of Bra- zilian Caritas, Catholic chari- ties organization. Late in May the archdiocese of Fortaleza ordered its churches closed for two days to protest the one-year prison sentence given a priest by a military court. The priest, Father Geraldo Bonfim, was jailed because one of his ser- mons was said to have defamed the armed forces. Earlier, the Fortaleza archdio- cese, in an official note, had cri- ticized the city council of Cra- teus -- a suffragan See -- for declaring Bishop Antonio Batista Fragoso as persona non grata -- a person unacceptable to the city government. The city council's action fol- lowed the dismissal by Bishop Fragoso of Msgr. Jose MariaBon- fire as vicar general because he refused to accept the decisions of the diocesan priests' council. The city council's action was Reading The Guardian KEEPS A CATHOLIC I NFORMED .,d initiated by Nonato Bonfim, a relative of the former vicar general. He was supported by big landowners who consider Bis- hop Fragoso a communist. Bishop Fragoso is widely known in this country for his liberal views and has called for agrarian land reforms. He has also claim- ed that Cuba under Fidel Castro has made great strides that are "in line with the Gospel." Carlisle Headquarters FOR HOOVER VACUUM CLEANERS FULCHER HARDWARE w, co_oL !, I RATS AND MICE WE CONTROL IL LAIOIATOtlH tt. O(J PIGEONS ,4/J4veJ., Control And Met" Pets FR 4-6469. 2210 W. 7th Just Down The Street from Me. 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