Strong message from the Archbishop of Buenos Aires during the Te Deum for July 9: “Many lack the social thermometer”

Strong message from the Archbishop of Buenos Aires during the Te Deum for July 9: “Many lack the social thermometer”
Strong message from the Archbishop of Buenos Aires during the Te Deum for July 9: “Many lack the social thermometer”

Jorge García Cuerva led the traditional religious ceremony on Independence Day. The President, Victoria Villarruel, Jorge Macri and members of the national cabinet were present.

July 9, 2024, 08:32 a.m.

Strong message from the Archbishop of Buenos Aires:

Jorge García Cuerva led the Te Deum for Independence Day, which was attended by the President, the Vice President, the head of the Buenos Aires government and members of the national cabinet. (Photo: Presidency)

The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Garcia Cuerva, He sent a harsh message in the traditional You gods at the Metropolitan Cathedral for Independence Day: “Many They lack the social thermometer to find out what is happening to ordinary Argentines.” The president participated in the mass Javier Milei, the vice Victoria Villarruel, members of the cabinet and the head of the Buenos Aires government, Jorge Macri, after the signing of the May Pact in Tucuman.

The mass took place after the Church’s claim for the soup kitchens, in connection with the controversy over the food stored in warehouses of the Ministry of Human Capital. Three weeks ago, the president of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, Oscar Ojea, had warned about situations of “confusion and violence” and asked “Don’t throw away food, because it is lacking in many homes”.

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During the Te Deum, García Cuerva said: “Something is not right when we have very rich leaders and a very poor working class. Many lack the social thermometer to know what is happening to ordinary Argentines.” And he asked: “Let us not mortgage the future.”

The Archbishop of Buenos Aires also considered: “If the congressmen of Tucumán in 1816 insisted on their differences on the model for national organization or its different ideological conceptions without seeking consensus They would still be arguing in the house of Tucumán, Although I don’t know if with the shouting, insults, vulgar expressions and attacks to which we have sadly become accustomed for years.”

García Cuerva also indicated: “But no, the congressmen understood that above all is the nation and the GOOD of the Argentine people, which is why they took on an enormous responsibility in declaring Independence and wanted to rise to the occasion.”

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The most notable phrases of the Archbishop of Buenos Aires during the Te Deum for July 9

  • “We want to return to our ideals in order to rebuild our country.”
  • “So many brothers paralyzed for years in their hope, so many crossed by hunger, loneliness, and a long-awaited justice. So many Argentines lying on a blanket in the cold of the sidewalks of the country’s major cities, prostrated by the lack of solidarity and selfishness.”
  • “Argentina has been hurting us for a long time. It has been calling itself independent for 208 years but it suffers the chains of various slaveries that do not allow us to walk as a people towards full development and a better quality of life.”
  • “In Argentina, six out of ten children are poor. Hungry children rummaging through rubbish, children who have not attended school or have only basic education.”
  • “As Pope Francis said, There is no time for indifference, We cannot wash our hands of each other with distance or contempt.”
  • “Our main objective must be for Argentina to heal, to stand up, to walk. For Argentina to become independent from the stretchers that have it bedridden, paralyzed and sick.”
  • “Lord Jesus: that house in Tucumán is the model for Argentina today: let everyone come in, that no one is left out, that there are no exclusions, that the cake is made bigger, that everyone sits at the table of dignity, that they receive the best education, that they have a decent job.”
 
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