Friday, September 11, 2009

Monseñor Luis Santos and the Honduran crisis

It appears from various reports that Bishop Santos of the diocese of Santa Rosa de Copán is taking a more active role in response to the crisis in Honduras, at least within his diocese.

According to Honduras Laboral, tomorrow, September 12, he and other priests are supposed to celebrate Mass at the close of a march in Santa Barbara, against the coup d'état.

On the webpage of COPINH, it is reported that Bishop Santos will be present on September 13 at the demonstration on Sunday, September 13, in Intibucá, and will celebrate Mass at the conclusion of the march.

Both Santa Barbara and Intibucá are in the diocese of Santa Rosa de Copán.

It gives me great joy to see Bishop Santos accompanying the people in their struggle for democracy.


I am visiting for a day in Intibucá. Speaking with a Honduran I know he told me how surprised he has been at the number of people, including professionals, who are opposed to the coup.

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