Santiago.- The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Santiago, Freddy Antonio de Jesús Bretón Martínez, affirmed today that corruption is a quagmire in the heart of the country and wondered if there can be love for the country without denouncing corruption, regardless of the impact.
Bretón Martínez specified the only thing that exalts the country is the conduct of its citizens and urged President Luis Abinader, as well as Dominicans, to maintain their beliefs and values so as not to lose that grace of God to the people.
He highlighted the statements of the President Louis Abinader that it cannot prevent corruption, but that there will be consequences for those who commit such acts
Delivering his homily on the occasion of the 159th anniversary of the Restoration of the Republic, an event held in the Santiago Cathedral, Bretón Martínez said that, on the contrary, the unscrupulous attitude of an official who seizes the resources of the people-state saddens the Homeland.
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He recalled that from the beginning he decided to denounce corruption and violence and that this generated consequences, but that no citizen can be indifferent to corruption if he loves the Homeland
“…and on a day like today we cannot do for the Homeland, carry a flag, they are beautiful, I get excited when I see it and I also say that it is the most beautiful in the world”
“But the only thing that really exalts the country is the conduct of its citizens… if my conduct is appropriate, that exalts the country,” he insisted.
He specified that “when an official is scrupulous like Duarte when it comes to managing resources or when a soldier fulfills the task entrusted to him, that exalts the Homeland, not a pretty speech or wearing the flag.”