- Jul 12, 2020
During a liturgy on Tuesday marking the revolution that led to Argentina’s independence, the cardinal of Buenos Aires issued a strong message of support for the nationwide measures imposed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“Isn’t this a moment to go towards a ‘Great National Pact’ with a wide and generous view, one which is neither functional nor circumstantial, leaving aside narrow sectarian interests?” asked Cardinal Mario Poli of Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Argentine president Mauricio Macri has called for a great national agreement to secure the country’s stability, and the country’s bishops recently sent a letter to Macri agreeing to join him.
Senators in Pope Francis’s native Argentina rejected the legalization of abortion early Thursday, in a vote many observers defined as “historic.”
Up and down Argentina, Catholic leaders and the grassroots are speaking out against a proposal to decriminalize abortion.
In a lengthy pastoral letter, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Mario Poli, says he was moved to consider a diocesan synod following the pope’s groundbreaking speech in October 2015 on the fiftieth anniversary of the institution of the synod of bishops in Rome.