- Sep 30, 2020
Puerto Rico’s top prelate issued a challenge for the island territory to clean up its political system, warning that right now, corruption “haunts and drowns” its society.
More than 100 bishops from around the world have signed on to a statement seeking mandatory due diligence laws and regulations in the international supply chain.
Hurricane Maria was a body blow to Puerto Rico in 2017, one from which it has yet to fully recover.
A judge in Puerto Rico has ordered officials to embargo the accounts of the island’s Catholic Church to ensure the payment of $4.7 million in teacher pensions.
“We are at time of national mourning, trauma, after the passing of two hurricanes … the consequences on the mood, the spirit, the emotions (of the people) are deep,” said Puerto Rican Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan, adding that “another trauma is that of shared love and solidarity.”
Archbishop Roberto González Nieves of San Juan and Reverend Heriberto Martínez-Rivera, the Secretary General of Puerto Rico’s Bible Society, have written the U.S. Congress stating the territory’s economic crisis “continues to affect all of Puerto Rico’s people, in particular the poor and our children.”