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SVD BISHOP WINS PRESIDENTIAL RACE April 21, 2008

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Politics, SVD.
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Dubbed as ”Bishop of the Poor”, Fernando Lugo made history as the first Roman Catholic bishop elected president of a country. Lugo, ended more than six decades of one-party rule in Paraguay with a mandate to help the nation’s poor and indigenous. According to wikipedia.org, Lugo was ordained a priest of the Society of the Divine Word on August 15, 1977 and was ordained Bishop of San Pedro, Paraguay on April 17, 1994. Following his presidential aspirations, Lugo resigned as ordinary of the Diocese of San Pedro on January 11, 2005. He had requested laicization in order to run for office. However, the Holy See instead suspended him from exercising ordained ministry, but did not dismiss him from the clerical state. In his speech, he said, “I invite Paraguayans of all political types, even the ones who don’t share our ideals, to help this country that was once great be great again. This is the Paraguay that I dream of — of many colors, many faces.”
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1. Anonymous - April 22, 2008

Kakaiba talaga kayong mga SVD! Your products are indeed high above the standard!

2. Anonymous - April 22, 2008

I read on the news over here in Argentina his interview after he won the presidential race and it is very striking on my part, which states: ¨LO QUE TIENE MÁS SIGNIFICADO PARA MI ES EL DESAFÍO Y LA CONFIANZA DE TODA ESA GENTE.¨ Am still struggling the castellano language but what I have understood in this phrase is: What is important to me is the challenge and the trust of the whole people. In fact, in his slogan campaign, he used biblical text which true to his being an SVD, rooted to the Divine Word, from Is 41, 10-13 ¨NO TENGAS MIEDO—DON´T BE AFRAID¨. And lastly, he asserts on this: ¨DE LA VERDAD ANTE TANTA MENTIRA, DE LA JUSTICIA ANTE TANTA INJUSTICIA, DE LA PAZ ANTE TANTA VIOLENCIA, TE PONE A REMAR CONTRA LA CORRIENTE.

Wish him best for his motherland.

3. Anonymous - April 23, 2008

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