Posted by: becketfund | February 2, 2009

Bolivia: President Attacks Catholic Church

LA PAZ – President Evo Morales said in Brazil during the World Social Forum on January 29 that the Catholic Church in Bolivia is the “main enemy” of the reforms his government hopes to implement in the country and that the Church needs to be replaced, the Catholic News Agency reported on February 2. During the forum, Morales said, “In Bolivia new enemies have appeared, not only now in the right-wing media but also in groups from the Catholic Church, the leaders of the Catholic Church who are the enemies of peaceful transformation.” The attack on the Church by Morales comes after remarks he made the previous day in La Paz to foreign reporters, in which he accused the Church of trying to prevent the reform of the Constitution from passing in a popular referendum held January 24.

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