.- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata in Argentina said this week during the county's celebration of its bicentennial, that âthe human and Christian values that our nation continues to maintainâ must be the foundation for a stronger Argentina.
The archbishop pointed out that the events which led to the countryâs independence in the 19th century were followed by âa series of structural problems that have endured to this day, such as political instability, widespread corruption, lack of interest in the problems of public life, economic concerns,â and the âfamous âexternal debtâ that was very quickly amassed and has been dragged along for decades and decades.â
âAll of these events have brought discouragement to Argentinean society,â the archbishop continued. âThe records from the first Centennial in 1910 show that at that time the spiritual atmosphere was different. Certainly at that time there was no lack of defects in our society and enormous injustices, but Argentina saw the promise of a great future,â he said.
Archbishop Aguer encouraged Argentineans to regain hope by looking to the âsplendid tradition and the human and Christian values that our nation continues to maintain.â
âGod has favored us generously with his providence. Now we must respond,â he concluded.