Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 7, 2005 / 22:00 pm
In his weekly Sunday message, Archbishop Domingo Castagna of Corrientes, Argentina, expressed regret at the political and ideological spin that is being attributed to his statements, and he stated that a campaign to discredit the Church in Argentina is taking place.
The archbishop denounced the efforts to discredit the Church by calling her a cruel supporter of out-dated theories that are contrary to man’s progress. “The truth does not attack,” he said.
“I regret, for example, that people want to exclusively interpret my statements in a political and ideological way. I trust that the common sense and good will of many of my fellow countrymen will be the basis for a correct reading of them,” the archbishop added.
“As a shepherd,” he continued, “I want to remain neutral on political questions, as long as they are morally legitimate, and respect the decisions agreed to through the democratic process we have adopted.”