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Peruvian provincial: governor’s accusation of homosexuality is defamatory

Catholic World News - December 05, 2011

Peru’s Dominican provincial has condemned as “defamatory” a statement by César Álvarez Aguilar, the president of the Anchash region, that Dominicans who operate a radio station in Chimbote are homosexuals.

“The transmission of the truth is a cornerstone of our Dominican charism and many times this may not appeal to some, but does not give anyone the right to attack and insult to silence means of communication,” said Father Juan José Salaverry Villarreal, the Dominican provincial.

“We know the religious life of the members who form our community in Chimbote, the current director of Radio Santo Domingo, and those who occupied that position in past years. Therefore, the defamatory statement about the moral life of our brothers is unacceptable to us.”

The provincial also defended the local bishop, whom Álvarez Aguilar accused of corruption.

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  • Posted by: Cornelius - Dec. 05, 2011 9:01 AM ET USA

    Hmm, well, at least he acknowledges that the accusation of being homosexual is defamatory.

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