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Cardinal backs indigenous protest against Bolivian highway

Catholic World News - August 31, 2011

Bolivian Cardinal Julio Terrazas Sandoval is supporting Amazonian Indians’ protests against socialist President Evo Morales’s plan to build a 190-mile highway through their territory. Environmental groups are also concerned that the construction of the highway will lead to the elimination of thousands of acres of rainforest.

“The Lord gave up his own life upon the cross, and now asks us to commit our lives, taking a cross that can embrace the suffering of many people,” Cardinal Terrazas preached during his August 28 homily. “It is necessary to gain a dimension of understanding and love for others so that, today, for example, we can understand the suffering of so many brothers who are participating in the [protest] march.”

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