One of the Pope’s closest collaborators, Argentine Monsignor Guillermo Karcher, said “there is no reason to look for causes for conflict” in the Episcopal Conference document released last week about “violence” in Argentina.
“We immediately talked about it [with Pope Francis], we analyzed the Episcopal document, Karcher said and highlighted the need to understand the language within its context.
I think there is no reason to look for a cause for conflict,” he said in an interview with a Buenos Aires radio. He also underlines that the document “is an invitation to national reconciliation” and “a call from Church to live together in a better way”.
The text, which states that Argentina is “sick with violence”, was analyzed by President Cristina Fernández last week, who criticized it for “wanting to reignite old battles.
The content of the document titled Happy those who work for peace” was analyzed last week during a meeting which President Cristina Fernandez hosted at the Olivos residence with the president of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, Monsignor Jose Maria Arancedo, the chairman of the conference, Enrique Eguia Seguí and Buenos Aires bishop Joaquín Sucunza.