Mexican archbishop denies Church receives money from drug trafficking

.- Archbishop Emilio Berlie Belaunzaran of Yucatan, Mexico, said this week the Church doesn’t accept money from suspicious sources and that donations that are received come from trustees that know who their donors are.

“We don’t accept it, never. We are totally against drug trafficking.  We cannot accept it; drugs mean the destruction of the human being. Their consumption destroys the human person,” the archbishop said during comments about almsgiving during Lent.

Archbishop Berlie said drug traffickers “must ask for forgiveness for the harm they are causing to human beings.”

He also noted that there is no budget for the monies the Church needs for her works, because “the need is great: today there are more than 200 projects under construction, 14 priests and seminarians studying in Rome and many other projects.”


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