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Argentine Catholic Church slams poverty and supports Obama's visit, “we must reconcile with the world”

Monday, March 28th 2016 - 05:36 UTC
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There are “too many people” in Argentina living in poverty, Salta’s archbishop and second vice-president of the Argentine Synod Mario Cargnello said on Holy Friday There are “too many people” in Argentina living in poverty, Salta’s archbishop and second vice-president of the Argentine Synod Mario Cargnello said on Holy Friday
Argentina should “try to reconcile with the world” and have a “mature” relationship with other countries, said Cargnello on Obama's visit Argentina should “try to reconcile with the world” and have a “mature” relationship with other countries, said Cargnello on Obama's visit

The Argentine Catholic Church again exposed poverty asking that those who have should not to be overcome by greed and called for “a new and different Argentina”. There are “too many people” in Argentina living in poverty, Salta’s archbishop and second vice-president of the Argentine Synod Mario Cargnello said on Holy Friday, asking people “not to be overcome by greed.”

 “It’s highly important for those who have more and are doing better not to think just about themselves. They have to help those who are doing worst. We can’t let ourselves be overcome by greed, as greed excludes,” he said, in an interview with El Tribuno daily from the northern province of Salta .

“The request is to those who have more, as there are too many people living in poverty.”

Speaking about inflation, Cargnello asked “those who set prices” not to put earning money as their only objective, claiming that they are doing better than other sectors and should earn less money to help others. At the same time, he called for a “new and different” Argentina”

Salta’s archbishop was also asked about the visit by United States President Barack Obama to Argentina and said the country should “try to reconcile with the world” and have a “mature” relationship with other countries. Based on Obama’s agenda in Argentina, he said he saw “a good attitude” from the US leader.

Cargnello’s statements come two weeks after the Synod published its last document, asking for an improvement on the country’s prisons — many of them subject to overpopulation and with a lack of resources.

Instead of thinking of stiffer sentences, inclusive policies should be deepened, they argued, adding that there are many people who are currently imprisoned without a conviction.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • golfcronie

    And which is the richest church on earth? I will give you one guess, why do you think it is so secretive about its accounts?

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 09:39 am 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    there are many people who are currently imprisoned without a conviction. OH Dear, just like the good old days of Galtieri's regime

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 10:51 am 0
  • The Voice

    But… Argentina is a country built by greed. Stolen land, genocided native population, adjacent countries robbed. Its a way of life, VC is a national trait. But, they came unstuck when they tried to steal the Falkland Islands.
    Any hope of refirm, any chance of a change in national characteristics. The whole place is founded on Spanish theiving and Popery. Not a chance.

    Mar 28th, 2016 - 01:35 pm 0
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