Catholic Hierarchy and Afro-Brazilian Religions in the 1970's
Subject: African-Brazilian religious
This article analyses the publication of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), from the early 1970s, which was re-edited a few years later. The CNBB publication aimed to analyze the reality of the so-called Afro-Brazilian religions. The CNBB document shows the uncertainties of the catholic hierarchy of the time, revealing a period of irresolution, where both the council "aggiornamento" and the previously signed positions help to understand the limits of acceptance of the hierarchy to Afro-Brazilian religions.