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Archbishop reminds Puerto Ricans of “moral duty” to vote

.- Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan reminded Puerto Ricans, who will vote for a new governor on November 2, that they have a moral duty to vote. The Archbishop called on citizens to go to the polls even though they may not think the candidates represent their ideals and values “because not to participate would be to renounce our membership in the Puerto Rican family and its future.”

“It would be to contribute to the deterioration and corruption of our democratic system,” he said in a special statement.

Likewise he expressed his hope that the electoral process would be “clean and peaceful” and that the candidates elected would be humble and would unselfishly serve the people.  He called those who lose to a “spirit of generosity.”

“Before, during and after the elections, let us overcome the disgrace of violence and let us work for a culture of life and of peace,” he added.

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