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El Salvador’s bishops urge government to combat crime

Catholic World News - August 02, 2011

El Salvador’s leading prelate is urging civil authorities to do more to combat crime in the Central American nation.

“We see with sorrow the perpetuation of delinquency and crime, which always brings new deaths in the family and society in El Salvador,” said Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador, echoing a statement by the nation’s bishops. “Certainly it is not enough to pray for peace, we need to work for peace, pray as if everything depended on God, but we must work as if everything depended on us.”

“The episcopal conference of El Salvador recognizes the efforts made by those responsible for public security to combat this scourge; even so, this is not enough to give the people the social peace and security necessary for the development,” the bishops stated.

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