The door above me is black. That is a salient observation but the real question is why is it black? This is one of many doors at La Perla. Catholic leaders were involved or even approved of the dictatorship. In the article, A Quiet Revolution, Holzman stated “…Argentine leadership of the Catholic Church praised and aided the regime…Bishops and military chaplains visited the secret death camps, urged prisoners to confess, [and] blessed the death flight” (2012).
I asked Fernando if Catholicism has declined in Argentina since the dictatorship and he said no. The artist behind the door would probably have different view of Catholicisms but Fernando has statistics on his side. Today, Roman Catholic is the number one religion in Argentina based on a 2008 CONICET survey.