AMERICA/ARGENTINA - "A great nation must defend the weak": Exhortation of Archbishop Mendoza

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Mendoza (Agenzia Fides) - The Archbishop of Mendoza, His Exc. Mgr. José María Arancibia, presided the Te Deum for Independence Day of Argentina, on July 9, in the parish of San Carlos Borromeo, in the Valle de Uco. "National Independence Day is celebrated and, following a deep-rooted habit, let us pause to reflect and recognize the protection of God. We manifest and express thereby our vision of human life and history, while respecting personal beliefs," said the Prelate.
In his homily, Mgr. Arancibia pointed out that "the truth about man is a necessary condition for achieving freedom. In it ethics is based, which contains clear and precise formulations on life and death, duties and rights, marriage, family and society, and even the responsible care of nature."
The note sent to Fides says that at the end of the reflection, the Archbishop of Mendoza addressed this exhortation: "A great nation cannot rely on false ideals, nor on the benefit of a few, but must worry about defending the weak. We must work together to build a community where everyone can grow in peace and prosperity." On July 9, Argentina celebrated the 196th anniversary of its independence. The national holiday is deeply felt by the population, although currently there are problems in various sectors of society. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 12/7/2012)