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Liberation Theologian & Priest becomes President of Paraguay

Posted by NT Wrong on April 28, 2008

Former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo became President of Paraguay last week. Lugo remains a priest in the Catholic Church, but had to resign from his position as bishop in order to run for President under the Paraguayan constitution. As a proponent of the Marxist-Christian Liberation Theology, Lugo may of course not be a priest much longer, if the Panzer Pope has his way. But Lugo’s election has brought to an end six decades of one-party rule in Paraguay.

“Known as “the bishop of the poor,” Lugo is strongly influenced by liberation theology, a school of thought which took shape in Latin America in the 1960s, partly as a result of the renewal of the Catholic Church at the Second Vatican Council. Recognising the pressing need for social change and social justice, it challenged the Church to defend the oppressed and the poor.”
IPS News

Lugo promises a socialist redistribution of land-holdings to farmers:

“We believe Paraguay must recover its credibility on the international stage, and one essential element is land redistribution.”

Lugo even has his own blog: http://fernandolugo.blogspot.com/

And here’s the quote of the week, from Bolivian President, Evo Morales:

“Well, first of all, I would like to tell my colleague, brother, President-Elect Fernando Lugo, welcome to the Axis of Evil. But I am so sure that it is an axis for humankind, liberating democracies that are not subjugated.”
Democracy Now



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