The head of the Catholic Church in Saint Lucia, Archbishop Robert Rivas, has declared that every leader, regardless of of whatever level of society in which they operate, must be held to a very high standard.
Rivas spoke amid he continuing ‘Trinigate’ controversy involving portions of at times salacious telephone conversations between a male and a female with a Trinidadian accent.
The male is widely believed to be Doctor Ubaldus Raymond, Saint Lucia’s Public Service Minister.
Raymond has previously been involved in a scandal in which nude photographs, purportedly of him, were circulated on social media.
“Whether we are teachers; whether we are priests; bishops; or at the religious level or at the level of politics or government or civil leaders – everybody has to have a standard,” Archbishop Rivas declared in remarks aired by Hot 7 News.
According to the head of the local Catholic church, the highest standard is always the ideal to aim at.
He spoke as more ‘Trinigate’ audio recordings were posted on social media.
Archbishop Rivas said everyone should be open to criticism.
“A real leader should never be afraid of criticism. We should always be open to it – open to discussion; open to questions and open to building better world,” the Clergyman asserted.