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Catholic Church Praised For Vieux Fort Peace March Amid Deadly Gun Violence Spike

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Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs Hon. Joachim Henry has offered commendation to yet another religious organization, for lending its voice and throwing its weight and support behind efforts at standing up and denouncing the spate of gun violence and other
heinous crimes plaguing the island.

Minster Henry heaped high praise on the Roman Catholic Church, for what he says is the
institution’s bold stance demonstrated on Sunday, April 16, 2023 when church leader The Most Reverend Archbishop Gabriel Malzaire, led a March for Peace through sections of the southern town of Vieux Fort.

“We as Ministers of government and as politicians have our roles to play, but we believe that the church must play its part and must take a lead in spiritual matters, and as such, I am happy that more and more churches are heeding this call and are responding,” exclaimed Minister Henry.

The latest March for Peace by the Catholic clergy and church faithful Minister Henry says, was a clear demonstration of a united front being put up against the wanton violence and its resulting deleterious effects on society.

“I was not able to be there with them but the other members of government who heeded the call of the church and followed through, I think this was simply amazing, and this is the way we should go,” noted Henry.

Since assuming the portfolio for Ecclesiastical Affairs, Minister Henry has sought to strengthen the Ministry’s ties with religious denominations.

Apart from meeting with them and other Faith Based Organizations (FBO’s) individually, Minister Henry has held frank and open dialogue with the St. Lucia Christian Council, calling on that body to be even more vocal in matters of governance.

SOURCE: Ministry of Equity, Social Justice & Empowerment

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4 COMMENTS

  1. HOW COME THE S.L.P. WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE, SHOW SOME EXAMPLE. LET THE NATION OR THE WORLD SEE HOW MUCH YOU ALL MEAN BUSINESS. NOOO THEY SOMEWHERE ELSE PROBABLY AT A B.B.Q. OR AT THEIR HOME WATCHING IT ON TV.

  2. Shut up!! Where were you? Where was your presence & participation. No red, green, yellow will redeem this sweet island n that is what we fail to recognize as a people. We continue to play sweet politics.So stop looking for political factions to appease ur thrist. Get out there and make ur contribution. Think of why “you” as an individual did not make ur presence felt or why you did not make a contribution to same.

  3. @Heffa Empress they were matching in Red City….so what do you think are the odds.. The question should be Where is your GREAT WhITE HOPE….oh I take it no foreign celebs are available today so he would have felt out of place. You Clowns are beyond Ridiculous…..as far as I am concerned is Castries and Gros Toilet they need to go and march.

  4. I was in Castries all day I couldn’t wait to pass thru. the tunnels heading south so I did not see these pagan fools on the road……. nothing but old people they think thuggy thuggy going to listen to them hell no. These fools should be matching and DEMANDING The Catholic Church should apologize for it’s Venomous attrocities against the people of VF and The People of Saint Lucia wholeheartedly . They should also DEMAND they pay taxes for all the prime captured lands they occupy, violating the civil rights of St Lucians, imposing restrictions to our civil liberties. FIRE !! That’s why they and Rasta will NEVER see eye to eye.

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