Speaking from his home in Masicuri, Bolivia, where he has been resting over the weekend, Cardinal Julio Terrazas of Santa Cruz told the PAT network that despite the attack on his residence last week, “I am not afraid. To say that I will not speak out anymore would be to betray my mission, which goes beyond my own life.”
The cardinal explained that he was calmly informed of the attack as he finished his morning prayers last Wednesday morning.
He said he was not surprised by the attack, and he condemned the actions of those responsible for setting off the explosion at his residence.
Bishop Cristobal Bialasik of Oruro called on officials to clear up the confusing incident.
“I find this difficult to understand, as it could be that someone just felt rejection for the cardinal, it could be that they didn’t like his complaining about the difficult reality we are facing. So we don’t know what motives were behind this act,” he said.