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Argentine prelate accuses the UN of secularist neo-colonialism

Catholic World News - October 22, 2010

Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina has charged that the UN and its affiliates are engaged in a campaign to undermine the traditional bases of Latin American culture.

“Where do these ideas come from? Have we come up with them on our own” the archbishop asked rhetorically during a television address. “We must answer: No.” The drive to change public morality, promoting acceptance of abortion and homosexuality, is driven by “the United Nations and various satellite organizations,” he charged.

The archbishop said that the UN, with support from major financial powers, is seeking to “shift paradigms of behavior and alter the definition of what real human rights are.” Thus, Archbishop Aguer said, “in the name of human rights the UN—which should be entrusted with their care—instead becomes a transgressor of natural law.”

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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Oct. 22, 2010 8:16 PM ET USA

    I'm glad someone in the Church is looking upon the godless UN with a jaundiced eye. I sense a shift in the Church in the direction of authentic tradition even if it might move at a snails pace.

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