The Episcopal Conference of Argentina wants to hold “dialogist” relations with the Government
Argentina, November 12, 2011
José María Arancedo, Bergoglio’s successor as head of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina, said that they will hold a dialogist position to address issues that are on the national agenda. He also said that his encounter with President Cristina Kirchner was “very cordial”.
He also believes that the opinion of the Church does not respond only to “a political perspective or an official party.”
Arancedo strengthened his position as “dialogist” and stressed that the meetings of the president with the episcopal leadership are very useful for closer relations with the government.
At Thursday’s meeting, both sides discussed “life, marriage, family, poverty, education and culture,” according to official sources argued. Arancedo added: “We talk about everything. We said ‘We are shepherds’, therefore, the topics we are not from a partisan political lens or official opposition but we, as pastors, are faithful to the Gospel and the service of man”.
And finally he concluded “the relationship of the Church and the government has to move in that healthy autonomy and cooperation in the common good and the service of man”.