The Heralds of the Gospel were sought by the SBT and, for more than an hour, answered the questions raised by trainee reporter John Silva. The interview was held in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, in Caieiras, São Paulo, and was attended by Revmo. Pe. Alex Barbosa de Brito, member of the Virgo Flos Carmeli Clerical Society of Apostolic Life, and several members of the Women's Sector of the Heralds of the Gospel, as well as families and co-workers of the Association.
When asked about the reasons that led some people to denounce the Heralds in the Public Prosecutor's Office, Revmo. Pe. Alex Barbosa de Brito replied, "I think mysterious!"
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The Ep. Alex said he believed there are certain interests behind these complaints, which cannot remain hidden, as Our Lord said:
"There is nothing hidden that should not be discovered, nothing secret that should not be published" (Mk 4:22).
Moreover – continues the priest – a "orchestration" is perceived in this. Making the metaphor count, he said:
"At any given moment will appear the conductor, the score and the orchestra; playing, precisely, an agenda, a cacophonic melody; and it will be clear to international public opinion what is indeed behind this religious persecution."
He did not hide his surprise by explaining that Brazil was the scene of a religious persecution, since in this country the most diverse races are welcomed, and harmoniously coexist people of all creeds and customs.
The Ep. Alex also responded about the possible existence of complaints made by the members themselves against the Institution: "Within the Heralds this never happened." He stated, however, that such complaints are made by a set of disgruntled, professedantireligious, that not only defame the Association, but also speak ill of the Church, cardinals, nuncios, bishops and priests, using testimonies and recordings, and especially in lives. It noted with this that the Heralds of the Gospel are not isolated in this religious persecution, but for now they find themselves in focus because "after all, no one throws stone in a tree that bears no fruit," he added.