Dominican Republic: Church condemns violence against women

 

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo, publicly denounced violence perpetrated against women, and also warned that "this is a symptom that something is very wrong in Dominican society".
 
Speaking in the capital of the Dominican Republic, Cardinal Lopez Rodriguez said "Men lose control and act in a perverse way against their partner. Enough! This must be stopped," during the presentation of a project entitled "Alas y Gaviotas" (Wings and seagulls), which aims to prevent domestic violence and help abused women .
 
"No one is master of the lives of others, and men cannot kill women as if nothing has happened ... and who does it, must pay before justice," said the Cardinal during the event, which was also attended by Candida Motilla Medina, wife of the current president of the republic.
 
In a note to the FIDES news agency, the cardinal expressed his full support for the initiative, which aims to assist couples who live with violence and provide them with personal and couple therapy. The program also includes an awareness campaign in schools. 


Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.

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