Loading
Argentinean bishops urge dialogue in agricultural crisis
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- In a statement issued at the end of their extraordinary meeting, the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina called for “transparent and constructive dialogue” between the government and other sectors involved in the country’s current crisis caused by a stalemate in negotiations.

In their statement, the bishops explained that they were meeting “in response to the grave situation caused by the prolonged conflict between the agricultural sector and the national government,” and they underscored that these kinds of situations “especially jeopardize those who poorest.”

They said “significant gestures” on the part of both parties as well as greater vigilance over the country’s institutions are the only way to work towards a solution. 

“On the other hand, even though there may be just complaints,” the bishops said, “we will not solve our problems out on the street.  Therefore, we insistently ask the government to urgently convene a transparent and constructive dialogue, and we ask the sectors in conflict to take a new look at the manner in which they are voicing their complaints.  Neither moderation in one’s demands, nor magnanimity in the exercising of power are signs of weakness,” they said.

After encouraging Argentineans to help the poor through a “firm and long-lasting commitment to justice and solidarity,” the bishops encouraged all to pray for “those who are most in need.”

The ended their message entrusting their plea to the intercession of Our Lady of Lujan, the patroness of Argentina.

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

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
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'
Oct
22

Liturgical Calendar

October 22, 2014

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 12:39-48

Gospel
Date
10/22/14
10/21/14
10/20/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Eph 3: 2-12
Gospel:: Lk 12: 39-48
Gospel:: Lk 12: 39-48

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
10/22/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 12:39-48

Homily
Date
10/22/14
10/21/14
10/20/14