AFRICA/GUINEA BISSAU - Bishops ask the new government to guarantee peace and security

Friday, 12 July 2019 bishops   politics   democracy  

Bissau (Agenzia Fides) - The Bishops of Guinea-Bissau have asked the new government to guarantee peace and national security, in order to bring the country out of the crisis in which it has fallen in recent years.
In particular, the Bishop of Bissau, His Exc. Mgr. José Câmnate na Bissign, highlighted the need for the Guinean politicians to always privilege the common interest.
"Only those who are animated by a patriotic spirit and not those who simply think about solving their personal problems should continue to do politics", said the Bishop of Bissau in an interview with the Catholic broadcaster of Guinea-Bissau, Radio Sol Mansi .
Mgr. José Camnate Na Bissign stressed that the Guinean people have suffered enough and therefore deserve to obtain peace, stability, security and social well-being.
Mgr. Na Bissign also said that the Guinean people had already made their choice at the polls on March 10 and that it is now up to the elected to carry out what they promised during the election campaign.
The Bishop of Bafatá, His Exc. Mgr. Pedro Carlos Zilli, stressed that politicians have the responsibility to protect the common good. "We are confident that the new government will work well, also because it has integrated a significant number of women, and we hope that they will be able to do something for the good of the Country", said Archbishop Zilli in an interview with Radio Sol Mansi.
Mgr. Zilli also hoped for a constructive dialogue between the majority and the opposition in order to consolidate democracy in the Country.
Last week, the President of Guinea Bissau, José Mario Vaz, who completed his five-year term on June 23, appointed the new Government and the Attorney General of the Republic after the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), had requested that both positions had to be appointed by 3 July. (C.J.C/A.B.) (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 12/7/2019)