“Leave The Families Of Those Who Have Disappeared With Impunity In Your Heart,” Bishop Villa Said In His Farewell

2021-01-30   |   by CusiGO

One day, the most conservative parishioners in Saltillo, the capital of coavera, were tired of the clergyman. They’re tired of their cathedrals full of immigrants, prostitutes, gays or mothers, and they’re looking for violent children in graves on the mountains. This is 2011. After ten years of leadership, bishop Raul villa supports same-sex marriage, shouts for transgender people, and criticizes the immobility of the political class and the high level of Catholicism. In his sermon, he protested the living conditions of miners, attacked organized crime and violence, and the poor were the first choice for action and prayer. But the ultra conservatives on the anvil had enough, so one night they stood on the railing of the cathedral and put up a banner saying, “we want a Catholic bishop.”.

This Friday, 10 years later, on the facade of the same Baroque Cathedral, there is a very different poster, which reads: “thank Mr. Raul for his tireless work in building an inclusive communion and mission parish composed of pastors, friends and brothers.”.

Don RA ú l Vera, 75, was one of the last representatives of liberation theology. He stepped on the central hall of the Cathedral for the last time, then resigned as bishop and handed over the command of the church to Hilario Gonz á lez.

The event is a liturgy combining secular traditions, in which outgoing bishops and outgoing bishops exchange sticks, Mithra and apostolic shields, where they can hear their confessions and letters written by the pope in Latin, which is constrained by epidemics and health restrictions. Officials said only 90 people could attend, but Raul villa filled the cathedral and took another 200. In the past few years, these women have been either victims of unsolved murders of women or environmentalists who have been killed, and their photos have been displayed in temples, from the altar to the bench at the front door.

In his last sermon, Raul villa told his successor: “take the families of those who have disappeared with impunity in mind, they have become thousands. Take the victims of femicide to heart and look at the children and youth deprived of a decent future. ” He said Vera attributed all this to the political and economic class that “selfishly managed Mexico and the world.”. Manolo simmennes, mayor of Saltillo, and Miguel Angel Riquelme, governor of coavera, heard him at the first bank. However, the most important message was to the new bishop, who hardly insisted on this kind of education. He exchanged several public criticisms with the new bishop about the possibility that the new bishop might want to overthrow the human rights organization established by villa. “Let them play for those who are deprived of their liberty,” he said a lot to the new bishop at the altar before saying his final goodbye.

During his 45 years of religious career, Raul villa won the Lavo prize in 2010 for his work in promoting social justice in Mexico, and was named “uncompromising critic of abuse of power and courageous defender of immigration” by the Norwegian foundation. As the leader of the Diocese of Saltillo, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012.

After the old bishop finished speaking, the new bishop knelt on the altar and swore his faith and loyalty to the church. Later, he visited the cellar where his ancestors were buried. As a traditional sign, he went out into the street to meet the parishioners who were called to the temple gate. However, the reality is that when he came out, no one said hello to him, because there was no soul outside the cathedral. Only the governor and mayor’s convoy are waiting for boring support on their r-15.

At the end of the three hour service, the Pope and dozens of religious and clergymen left the place, and the bells rumbled until the last silence, leaving behind the faces of those who had disappeared on the benches to welcome their new bishop.