RIO DE JANEIRO The crucifix is an indestructible part of Brazil and of her people. This is the tenor of a legal opinion emphatically dismissing objections by Protestant sects to what they call " the enthronisation of images in Brazilian public establishments by the Roman Church."
The opinion, written by Marcondes Filho, Secretary of Labour and Acting Secretary of 'Justice. was submitted to Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil, who has approved its findings.
In an analysis of the religious and constitutional aspects of the protest and its motives, Mr. Filho finds that " what appears to the objectors to be a privilege given to the Roman Catholic religion, prejudicial to the other confessions, is. in reality, nothing but the most elementary right of a people: the right to live, according to their natural inclinations, the form of existenbe which comes to them from their origin and their temperament."