The prelate criticized that in the elaboration of the text, “which should bring about the unity of our nation,” “important institutions” such as the Catholic Church and its bishops were not welcomed or listened to.
He also lamented that in the creation of the new constitution’s text, “a minority intended to impose its vision and its will.”
“It is a text that, despite having very good themes, was destined not to be accepted by the majority, especially for introducing abortion on demand and euthanasia among other issues,” he said.
In his statement, Linfati invited “the thousands of devotees who pray and dance (a folk custom) to Our Lady of Mount Carmel,” the patroness of the country affectionately nicknamed “La Chinita,” and to St. Lawrence, “to collaborate for the good of the unity of the country.”
The prelate asked that out of faith in Jesus Christ and “moved by good, truth, justice,” Chileans are able to banish “the fundamentalisms,…