- Dec 3, 2020
Between the Vatican’s McCarrick report and the US presidential elections, much of what’s happened in the rest of the global Church over the past week has gone unnoticed.
With barely 6 percent of all ballot boxes counted, the party of Evo Morales claimed victory in Bolivia’s presidential election, marking a stunning political comeback a year after massive protests in the 2019 elections forced him to resign the presidency and flee the country.
Bolivia’s bishops want environmental concerns to play a key role when voters go to the polls to elect a new government in October.
Bolivia’s Catholic bishops have once again offered themselves as mediators in the country’s ongoing clash between the government and sectors of society who still support former president Evo Morales.
Church leaders sent a strong message of support to an unprecedented virtual assembly of more than 3,000 indigenous leaders, small farmers, environmental campaigners and women from the nine countries of the Amazon region seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week three bishops from Bolivia, Brazil and Bangladesh were among the latest casualties of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.