.- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador told those aspiring to the office of president this week to read and study the Churchâs Social Doctrine, âwhich contains fundamental principles for social justice.â He also exhorted them to carry out âhonest and sincereâ political campaigns.
âI recommend the candidates and pre-candidates of all political parties obtain a copy (of the Compendium of the Churchâs Social Teachings),â the archbishop told reporters.
âIt is a brief book, but it contains the fundamental principles for social justice. If they cannot get it, they can ask me and I will see how to get them a copy,â he said. Archbishop Lacalle stressed that the principles are ânot partisan, rather they must the basis of social justice.â
The presidential elections in El Salvador are scheduled to take place in 2009.