Loading
Archbishop calls on new left-wing government to embrace dialogue

.- Archbishop Antonio Arregui Yarza of Guayaquil has called on Rafael Correa, the new President of Ecuador, to act with restraint in the first weeks of his administration and that, in response to recent events, the best path towards a solution to the country’s problems is dialogue and not confrontation.

Speaking on Radio Catolica Nacional, the archbishop also addressed the issue of the appointment of security officials by Congress and the administration.  He said the process should take place with the utmost transparency and should be “faithful to the procedures outlined in the Constitution.”

“Nobody can overlook that, neither the Congress nor the president nor any other authority, in order to guarantee the rule of law and to prevent the whims of some from being imposed on others,” he said.
 
Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correo, professes to be a “practicing Catholic,” and as a young man he cooperated in the Church’s social work and even considered a vocation to the priesthood.  However, his formation was influenced by the Marxist strand of liberation theology, which was very popular in Ecuador during the 1980’s.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Aug
21

Liturgical Calendar

August 21, 2014

Saint Pius X, Pope

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 19:23-30

Gospel
Date
08/19/14
08/18/14
08/17/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Ezek 36: 23-28
Gospel:: Mt 22: 1-14

Saint of the Day

Pope St. Pius X »

Saint
Date
08/19/14
08/17/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 19:23-30

Homily
Date
08/19/14
08/18/14
08/17/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: