Por exemplo, na edicao de 2013 do seu relatorio "Violencia contra os povos indigenas no Brasil", o Conselho Indigenista Missionario
(Cimi) contabilizou pelo menos 53 assassinatos, 29 tentativas de assassinato, 13 homicidios culposos e 14 ameacas de morte contra indigenas naquele ano (24).
"Brazil and its pastoral commissions want Pope Francis, like his patron from Assisi in embracing lepers, who today are found not only in the Roman Curia but throughout the world, to find his deeply held mission and continued conversion," wrote Paulo Suess, theological advisor with the Conselho Indigenista Missionario
(CIMI), an CNBB agency responsible for defending the rights of Brazil's indigenous peoples.
Neglect, oblivion, and denial had supposedly led the Guarani-Kaiowa of Pyelito Kue in Mato Gross do Sul to call for "collective suicide." However, at no time did leaders, in a communique to denounce the situation of their people, speak of suicide, according to a communique from the Conselho Indigenista Missionario
(CIMI), a Catholic Church agency.
Even the Catholic Church's Indian advocacy group in Brazil, the Conselho Indigenista Missionario
(CIMI), distanced itself from the pope.
The statement even roused the Conselho Indigenista Missionario
(CIMI), which is linked to the powerful Conferencia Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil (CNBB).