said “we can’t do anything else” because “the decisions are in the
hands of the political leaders.” He emphasized the fact that
leaders are called to be “true public servants, above all in these
moments of crisis for the Puerto Rican people.”
local reporters, the cardinal expressed his hope that through prayer, a
transformation of political leaders might take place that would lead
them to overcome their differences and remember that they have been
elected in order to help the people. He recommended they ask
themselves if they are being “faithful” to those who elected them.
have to think that if the current leaders are not able to resolve
serious problems, especially those of an economic nature, in a timely
fashion, then we need to think about new leaders who are willing to
keep the promises they make to voters and who are truly willing to
resolve the problems at hand,” he said.
Week, Cardinal Aponte recalled that “the true triumph and victory is in
the resurrection of our Lord, and that is the day we all must
“We cannot stay
focused just on the crucified Christ. We must accompany the Risen
Christ, who is the one who after his Passion has truly brought us
spiritual victory for our salvation,” the cardinal said.
archbishop emeritus of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cardinal Luis Aponte
Martinez, is calling on the faithful to pray and do penance that God
will enlighten the leaders of the country and “strengthen them