AMERICA/CHILE – New violence in Araucania: appeal of the Bishop of Temuco, “only fraternity generates social peace” – Agenzia Fides

In Araucania, the Bishop continues, at the origin of this situation there are also deep injustices and longstanding political, ideological, social and economic conflicts, which neither society nor democratic institutions have been able to assess and resolve. “Together with Pope Francis, we are firmly convinced that only fraternity generates social peace, because it creates a balance between freedom and justice, between personal responsibility and solidarity, between the good of people and the common good. Consequently, our political community has an imperative obligation to promote all this with transparency and responsibility”.
The Bishop reiterates his closeness to the pain of the victims of yesterday and today, inviting us not to harden our hearts with hatred, resentment or revenge, but patiently awaiting the comfort of God and His justice. Finally, recalling the words of Pope Francis, “life is the art of a culture of encounter”, Monsignor Héctor Vargas highlights that “it is a question of building society according to another logic, according to which, by accepting the great principles of the rights that derive from the possession of an inalienable human dignity, it is possible to take up the challenge of dreaming and thinking about another policy, another humanity and another Araucania”.  Source: AMERICA/CHILE – New violence in Araucania: appeal of the Bishop of Temuco, “only fraternity generates social peace” – Agenzia Fides