Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is joining Lutheran, Muslim and Protestant leaders in calling for citizens to cast their vote this fall for candidates that defend moral values and the family.
As elections for governor of the island approaches, religious leaders stated that “no citizen can remain indifferent to the serious decisions that could affect the future of our society.”
The statement calls on voters to recognize the spirit of solidarity, transparency, disinterested service, compassion and respect for the candidates.
“The key is to understand that our people have the capacity to think and make decisions. If some religious leader decides to defend a specific candidate that is his judgment, but that is not the judgment of the Church,” said Bishop Ruben Gonzalez of Caguas.