Friday, September 25, 2009

Hopes dashed?

A lot has happened in the last two days. I've been at a conference in Copán Ruinas which has kept me occupied without time to really think deeply about what has happened. Check the CNS article mentioned in the previous post. I'll write more tomorrow. But here are some interesting events.

Yesterday Monseñor Juan José Pineda, an auxiliary bishop of Tegucigalpa, visited with President Mel Zelaya. He seems to be seeking a dialogue since a few hours late Zelaya met with four presidential candidates.

But today the Brazilian Embassy where Zelaya is staying has been beset by what are reported to be ear piercing noise and toxic chemicals dropped by a helicopter and sprayed against the embassy.

Also, Monseñor Luis Alfonso Santos of the diocese of Santa Rosa de Copán tried to enter the embassy to meet with Zelaya. The military prevented him from entering. "The military argument is the pistol and the rifle."

He is said to have told the president's wife, "I am here on the streets with the poor."

Isn't that where a bishop ought to be!

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