Country: Brazil
Year: 12.8.1992
Dur: 27.36

The Archdiocese of Recife in northeast Brazil was a hotpot of Catholic Church politics when the new Archbishop, who replaced the charismatic and left-wing Dom Helder Camara adopted a strong conservative line that led to a lot of controversy. He closed seminaries and church organisations and fired 75% of the priests, which included Fr. Tony Terry from Cork. Thousands of lay people and many priests sought the dismissal of this bishop who came from Rome to “Put the house in order.”