Vatican City, Oct 10, 2019 / 10:10 am
Bishop Wilmar Santin of Itabituba, Brazil said Thursday that the Church has worked to eradicate the practice of tribal infanticide in the Amazon, and compared the practice to the moral evil of abortion.
The bishop said that the Munduruku tribe, resident in his Amazon River basin diocese, were traditionally a warring people, who cut off the heads of their enemies to carry as trophies, and left babies born with disabilities to die.
Santin said that the religious women working as nurses and teachers among the Munduruku tribe also worked to slowly eradicate the practice among the tribe which formerly performed infanticide on the disabled, twins, and the children of unwed mothers.
"Listening to this, we can be amazed. How can they perform such an atrocity ... But what about the abortions they do here in civilization? How many?" the bishop of Itabituba asked at a Vatican press conference Oct. 10.