- Apr 9, 2021
As the Argentine Senate gears up to vote on a bill to legalize abortion, the bishops released a searing Christmas message saying that this “feverish obsession” from the government to end the country’s protection of the unborn further darkened a bleak national situation.
Since the COVID-19 coronavirus came to Argentina, the priest who employs her, Father Juan Isasmendi, has gone from serving 350 meals a day to 7,000, feeding residents of a poor Buenos Aires neighborhood where economic activity has all but stopped due to strict anti-virus measures.
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.
Argentina’s “slum priests” are joining forces with the national government to help flatten the curve of coronavirus, particularly in the country’s 4,500 shanty towns and illegal settlements.