Uruguayan bishops reissue voter guide as elections draw near

.- With the second round of presidential elections just days away, the Uruguayan bishops have reissued their voter guidelines published at the beginning of the year to assist Catholics as they head to the polls.

The bishops presented a summary of the guidelines, emphasizing that “the respect for persons should always be the fundamental criteria in our actions and decisions, rejecting the temptation to justify or obtain success at any price.”

The bishops urged voters to analyze the policies each candidate is proposing to address the issue of human life in Uruguay, especially the defense of the right to life, “from conception to natural death.”

Voters should watch for the needs of the most vulnerable, they said, as well as demand that the defense of the family based on marriage between one man and one woman be upheld.

“Each one of us must build up and defend pluralism, and at the same time defend the promote the basic and essential values of the human person,” they concluded.

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