The president of the bishops is shown restless and calls for highly alert to the new Government

the Church is concerned the new Government may be formed, if he goes ahead with the inauguration. In the last few hours, the Spanish Episcopal Conference has ex

The president of the bishops is shown restless and calls for highly alert to the new Government

the Church is concerned the new Government may be formed, if he goes ahead with the inauguration. In the last few hours, the Spanish Episcopal Conference has externalised their concerns about the pact between the PSOE and United we Can, although currently has not issued any official statement. The president of the bishops, Ricardo Blázquez, he had been “restless” and has asked to be “very alert” to the new Executive: “To me it produces a lot of perplexity and [I see] a horizon is highly uncertain”.

In an interview on the Youtube channel of the archdiocese of Valladolid, the archbishop pucelano has called to recapture the spirit of the Transition, “that is, of dialogue, of mutual trust and reconciliation”, and has warned of the formation of blocks: “Not playing our story in chapters painful," he said, in a veiled reference to the Civil War.

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For his part, the archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Cañizares, has called to “pray for Spain” in what he considers a “crucial hour and emergency” for the country. In a letter to his parishioners on the occasion of the feast of the most Holy Name of Jesus, the cardinal has asked to pray for a clarification of "the uncertain future that we now live in Spain.” “What I say is not rhetoric or drama sterile”, notes the letter.

this is Not the first time that the Church shows its concern about a new Government. In November, Blázquez said that the bishops lived “perplexed and shocked” the negotiations for the formation of a Executive between the PSOE and United we Can. In the agreement both parties will pick up some measures that are disturbing to the Bishops ' Conference, although it did not question the agreements of 1979 between the Church and the State.

Sanchez is committed, if it is vested, to the subject of Religion did not re-count for the average mark of access to the university, the schools segregated no longer have grants, and a review of the controversial inmatriculaciones of the goods of the Church. This last is the cause to which the minister of Promotion, functions, José Luis Ábalos, attributed to the critical position of the bishops. “To God what is God's and to Caesar what is Caesar's”, he said in an interview in LaSexta.

Updated Date: 04 January 2020, 16:00

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