La Paz, Bolivia, May 2, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Cardinal Julio Terrazas, Archbishop of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is calling on his countrymen to establish “reasonable dialogue” with the government in order to bring peace to the country and overcome tensions.
The Archbishop called on authorities to make an effort to implement policies that improve the quality of life for Bolivians, but he also called on citizens to initiate a “reasoned” dialogue with leaders and to be open to compromise.
“In order to save the country it is important there be a place for dialogue among all Bolivians, it is indispensable that we understand that democracy is the most reasonable way to live and be united with each other,” the Cardinal said at the conclusion of the General Assembly of the Bolivian Bishops Conference.
The bishops concluded their gathering with a document calling for unity and underscoring that dialogue is what makes solution of problems possible.