AMERICA/BOLIVIA - Monsignor Centellas: "it is important to work on laws that give priority to work, seeking the well-being of those most in need"

Monday, 18 October 2021 laws   politics   civil society   synod of bishops   local churches  

Sucre (Agenzia Fides) - The Minister of the Presidency of the Bolivian government, María Nela Prada, has announced that the government has decided to withdraw the bill against the legitimization of illicit profits, to avoid confrontations between Bolivians and the destabilization of the country by certain groups that rely on disinformation campaigns. The President of the Bolivian Episcopal Conference, Mgr. Ricardo Centellas, Archbishop of Sucre, appreciated the government's decision and at the same time asked to increase efforts on the road to peace among Bolivians and to solve the most urgent problems.
"Any law that is not consensual tends to generate rejection and cause discomfort among the population - commented the Archbishop in the note sent to Fides -. That is why it is important to work on laws that give priority to work, seeking the well-being of those most in need. If the laws that pursue or consolidate the damage to other sectors are prioritized, there will be this type of conflict that only increases the polarization of the country. Now we must work to unify the sectors and work for peace in a country where the slightest situation can unleash a spiral of conflict and violence. That's where we don't want to go". Yesterday, Sunday October 17, opening the diocesan phase of the Synodal process, Bishop Ricardo Centellas stressed the importance of walking together, reflecting and sharing how we live in communion within our Church and outside it. "The work that he asks of us is to share our experience of communion, of walking as a Church, to live as the Lord has commanded us, the experience of living the mission that everyone has in his group", he said in his homily. He then exhorted to participate since: “No one can remain silent, because it is a special time for each of us to let ourselves be carried away by the Holy Spirit and, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, we share what we live as Christians, with the charism we have. But let us also look at the most urgent challenges the Church has at this time. We live in a pandemic that has moved many personal and global criteria, and as a Church we must respond to what people need today, our peoples, without forgetting what Jesus tells us, to get closer to those most in need, to the poor". (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 18/10/2021)