Archbishop Tito Solari of Cochabamba, Bolivia has called on the country's government to inform the public about the content of a new measure on education.
The archbishop added that parents have the right to be fully informed about what their children are being taught.
The government needs to tell the public what the new law's objectives are, and how the measure will affect religion classes being taught at the schools, Archbishop Solari wrote in a message released Nov. 7.
The archbishop recalled that while the government collaborates in the education of children, parents are the ones first and foremost responsible. According to Bolivia’s constitution, he said, parents exercise this right when they choose which school their children will attend and which religion they will study.