AMERICA/CHILE - Bishop-elect of San Felipe: "We need structures of justice"

Monday, 1 June 2020 solidarity   justice   children   bishops  


San Felipe (Agenzia Fides) - The Bishop-elect of the diocese of San Felipe, appointed by Pope Francis on May 26, gave a long interview to "Kairos News Chile", where he presents himself as a person and as a priest, and offers a Christian perspective to a country that suffers in many ways. Fr. Gonzalo Arturo Bravo Álvarez reported aspects of his family, of his vocation, of his studies in quantum physics which instead of distancing him from God made his faith grow. He then shares his vision of the country experiencing moments of crisis and major social and political changes.
"In Chile there is a great hunger for bread. But there is also a great hunger for love, there is a hunger for respect. We have programs with children, for example one called FutValores which educates through football. There are about 500 children in Valparaíso, also in Quilpué. In this program all we do is find ourselves in the discrepancy of differences. Many times these children stop having breakfast and I see that there is hunger ... There is a lack of structures, we need structures of justice", reads the note sent to Fides.
In the face of the emergency, he comments: "There is a possibility that Chile will come out of this situation in a more human, more supportive way". (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 1/6/2020)