Comments on: Former bishop wins presidency of Paraguay http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/23/former-bishop-wins-presidency-of-paraguay/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ricardo Ritter http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/23/former-bishop-wins-presidency-of-paraguay/comment-page-1/#comment-3154 Thu, 24 Apr 2008 16:57:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/23/former-bishop-wins-presidency-of-paraguay/#comment-3154 I think it’s wonderful that a former bishop can become president of a country like Paraguay, where smuggling has been traditionally one of its major industries. The left-leaning Lugo is bound to face an uphill struggle with right-wing religious organisations such as OPUS Dei and the Moonies. It will be interesting to watch how the challenge shapes up.

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By: Ralay http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/23/former-bishop-wins-presidency-of-paraguay/comment-page-1/#comment-3142 Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:45:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/23/former-bishop-wins-presidency-of-paraguay/#comment-3142 I think it is a sad day when a bishop feels compelled to throw away his cloak and join an army that, in many regards, he chastised for so long.

Desperation is the only reason I can think of for such measures…If the intentions are pure, however, let’s not fault the means… we cannot see the hearts of men…it is only for God to judge…there is always a first, let’s see how things turn out…let’s see what kind of precedent this sets for the people of Paraguay, and elsewhere.

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By: Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/23/former-bishop-wins-presidency-of-paraguay/comment-page-1/#comment-3133 Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:56:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/23/former-bishop-wins-presidency-of-paraguay/#comment-3133 Interesting, very, very fascinating. In spite of being a Catholic myself, never for once did I think this is possible. At least, from the part of the world I am coming from (Nigeria, Africa).
All said and done, it’s left for the newly elected president Lugo to turn around the fortune of the country. He may not necessarily be a politician but he nonetheless needs to reward that confidence and trust repose in him.
Though I don’t know him but the little I heard about him gives me the indication that he is humble and committed enough to carry out the task. I wish goodluck in this mammoth before him.

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