AMERICA/PANAMA - The Church wants to be a bridge for unity among all political protagonists, for the good of the country

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Panama City (Agenzia Fides) - President Ricardo Martinelli and the Archbishop of Panama, Monsignor José Domingo Ulloa, met on the afternoon of June 26 at Palazzo der Las Grazas, according to a note sent to Fides Agency. The meeting, which took place in the President’s office, was also attended by the Auxiliary Mgr. Pablo Varela; the priest Miguel Angel Keller, pastoral vicar; the Minister of Education, Lucy Molinar, and Luis Eduardo Camacho, Secretary of communications of the State.
During the meeting, Monsignor Domingo Ulloa Martinelli told the President about his talks with various sectors of society, aimed at building bridges to maintain an atmosphere of peace and tranquility that the country badly needs. The Church, through these approaches, will try to create useful contacts for dialogue between government and opposition groups for the benefit of the country.
The President reiterated his continued commitment to respect the Constitution and laws of the State, and promote an atmosphere of friendly dialogue, in order to prevail the interests of all Panamanians.
Before the meeting the Archbishop had met with the leaders of the Fronte for Democracy and other opposition members, union members and environmental groups, reiterating the Church's position: "To become a bridge for unity among all political protagonists for the common good of the country." (CE) (Agenzia Fides 28/6/2012)