La Paz, Bolivia, Aug 22, 2013 / 14:40 pm
The adjunct secretary of the Bishops' Conference of Bolivia, Archbishop José Fuentes, said that government officials who support abortion should not receive Holy Communion.
Such individuals, he said, are not acting consistent with their faith and with the teachings of the Gospel and the Church.
In July of this year, four government ministers announced their support for the legalization of abortion in Bolivia.
In an interview with the newspaper Pagina 7, Bishop Fuentes was asked about these ministers. He responded that "they can act in conscience, but they should not approach during communion to receive the Body of Christ."