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The Brazilian bishops' Indigenous Missionary Council criticized an April 30 attack in a remote area of Maranhao state that left 13 Gamela Indians injured.
Arns, known as the "cardinal of the people" and one of the most active voices against Brazil's military dictatorship, died in Sao Paulo Dec. 14.
Cardinal-designate Julio Duarte Langa is always looking out for the poorest in his community.
Cardinal-designate Arlindo Gomes Furtado's diocese is part of an archipelago 400 miles off the coast of West Africa.