The Church in the World

Bishops accuse politicians over ‘cancer of corruption’

15 May 2014 | by Isabel de Bertodano | Comments: 0

Argentina

The Argentinian bishops have said that the country is suffering from the “cancer” of corruption and is “sick with violence”. In their boldest statement since the election of Pope Francis, the bishops said that corruption was “a social cancer causing death and injustice” and that it permeated private and public life.“The diversion of funds intended for public projects means basic services such as health, transport and education have become inefficient,” they said, adding that “financial and moral fraud corrodes public confidence in our institutions and lays the foundations for lifestyles characterised by lack of respect for the law”. The statement, published at the end of the bishops’ plenary assembly last week, also claimed ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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