.- The director of Human Life Internationalâs Rome office, Father Ignacio Barreiro, has sent a letter to Bishop Antonio Baseotto of the Military Diocese of Argentina, expressing his solidarity and support for efforts to oppose the Argentinean governmentâs desire to legalize abortion. In the letter, Father Barreiro applauds Bishop Baseotto for his âbrave and prophetic defense of the right to lifeâ of the unborn and for challenging those âwho defend the crime of homicide as a potential policy of the State.â
Father Barreiro said he was aware of the âpersecutionsâ that the bishop is suffering for his âdefense of the truth.â âThe Lord will give you a crown of glory,â he told Bishop Baseotto, âand he will punish your detractors.â
By confronting the efforts of the countryâs Minister of Public Health, Gines Gonzalez Garcia, to legalize abortion, writes Father Barreiro, Bishop Baseotto is defending âthe common goodâ of his nation and of many others that âsuffer or are threatenedâ by this type of killing.
Lastly, Father Barreiro reiterated the importance of proclaiming the truth about condoms, which he called âa weapon of death,â and he encouraged Bishop Baseotto to pray for protection to St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who suffered martyrdom for defending the truth.