AMERICA/PANAMA - Mgr. Ulloa visits political prisoners

Monday, 1 February 2016 bishops   evangelization   politics  

Panama (Agenzia Fides) - The Archbishop of Panama, His Exc. Mgr. José Domingo Ulloa, visited the headquarters of the National Police in Ancon, the so-called political prisoners held under the current administration of President Juan Carlos Varela.
The visit was prompted by repeated requests made by the members of the independent movement called "SOS Panama". The meeting of Mgr.Ulloa with some inmates, in particular former Security Minister, Jose Raul Mulino, was considered positively by public opinion.
According to the note sent to Fides, the relatives of political prisoners expressed that the Archbishops’ gesture is a clear message, to say that the Catholic Church is giving attention to all the abuses committed by the justice system against former officials. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 1/2/2016)