ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 28, 2021 / 14:30 pm
The bishops of the Pacific and the southwestern regions of Colombia spoke out about the current situation in the country last week, encouraging reconciliation, justice, responsible initiatives and the rejection of any type of violence.
A national strike called by leftist organizations in response to a proposed tax increase began April 28, and has since expanded to address other issues. The protests have been marred by violence and vandalism, and clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators and other incidents have left at least 50 dead and dozens of injured throughout Colombia.
In a June 23 video posted on the website of the Colombian Bishops’ Conference, several bishops addressed the current situation in the country.
Juan Carlos Cárdenas Toro, the bishop of Pasto, urged that protests should be peaceful and non-violent.