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Catholic Church and Cristina Fernandez downplay impact of recent document on 'violence in Argentina'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014 - 08:55 UTC
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The President met with the hierarchy of the Catholic Church The President met with the hierarchy of the Catholic Church

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.

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  • Conqueror

    Of course there's no need to “look for causes of conflict”. Obvious to a blind man with no arms. Corruption. Example; CFK. Crime. Example; CFK. Injustice. Example; CFK. Mendacity. Example; CFK. Murder (state authorised). Example; CFK. Perhaps a minority of “the people” have finally noticed.

    May 20th, 2014 - 10:48 am 0
  • GALlamosa

    And there was I reading and believing just last week that her and the Pope were best mates. You just can't tell, can you ?

    May 20th, 2014 - 10:56 am 0
  • PhraseWizard

    When is the world going to recognize that Argentina has a dictator, not a president. Mendacity? She and the government she dictates lie. Of course, it is true that a people deserve the government the get. Argentines are infamous for being liars and sly manipulators, for an arrogance without even an excuse of merit for admiration. Tell me, why do the many good Argentines put up with Christina the Mean? Is it that the Dirty War of the 1960s has turned you into cowards?

    May 20th, 2014 - 01:08 pm 0
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