But the high clergy of the Catholic Church there are not. Apparently, they are upset over a recent abortion performed on a nine-year old girl who was allegedly raped by her stepfather. In fact, they were so upset that they excommunicated all involved except for the girl.
Now, I’m not sure what sort of lack of self-reflection is necessary to actually hold the position that the Archbishop of Olinda e Recife, but it is a bit beyond my ability to comprehend. This pregnancy was not only the result of a rape, carrying the two embryos to term would be life threatening to the girl who is, as stated above, nine years old, not to mention the additional trauma it would inflict.
Anyway, President Lula condemned the idiocy of the Archbishop, which suggests that indeed insanity is not endemic in Brazilian society and in fact may be limited to a few conservative members of the Catholic Church who happen to hold high positions.