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Chile’s bishops concerned about gender ideology, low voter turnout

November 17, 2016

At a recent five-day meeting, Chile’s bishops expressed the concern that lower voter turnout is indicative of a weakening democracy in a nation that was governed by a military regime from 1973 to 1990.

The bishops, meeting in Punta de Tralca, said that “the people have the right to hold their representatives accountable” and called for greater support for the needy from “the state and civil society.”

Citing Pope Francis, the prelates also said that “the state and the school must contribute in a subsidiary manner to the fundamental and primordial right of fathers and mothers to form their sons and daughters according to their own values, free from any influence of ideologies of gender.”


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