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Dominican Republic: bishop protests 'ideological colonization' by OAS

June 13, 2016

A Catholic bishop in the Dominican Republic has charged that the Organization of American States (OAS) is engaged in the "ideological colonization" of his country, promoting acceptance of abortion and same-sex marriage.

In an interview with the Crux news site, Bishop Victor Masalles, an auxiliary of the Santo Domingo archdiocese, said that said that the OAS failed to defend the Dominican Republic, and violated its own charter, when the international organization allowed a US military intervention in 1965. Today, he said, the OAS has become a vehicle for efforts to undermine the country's culture. He said:

We are no longer faced with an invasion using weapons but an ideological invasion, one that ignores and even has contempt for traditional Dominican values, and which is seeking a cultural change in a country according to principles alien to that country.

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