Cardinal accuses U.S., George Soros, of imposing abortion agenda on Peru

“Sirs,” Cipriani said during the interview, “the country is at stake, the
family is at stake, young people are at stake.”

BY Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

LIMA, February 18, 2011 ( – Lima’s Cardinal Archbishop
Juan Luis Cipriani is accusing the U.S. and leftist billionaire George Soros
of seeking to impose a pro-abortion and homosexualist “agenda” on Peru.

“Sometimes I hear and read that this is the modern agenda,” Cipriani
told Radio Programs of Peru (RPP) in a recent interview. “I think that it
is the agenda of Soros or of a foreign country like the United States, that
wants to impose its agenda on us.”

Cipriani expressed his pleasure with a recent poll that indicates that
Peruvians are overwhelmingly opposed to the legalization of abortion, as
well as civil unions and “marriage” for homosexuals.  However, he
lamented the current political climate in Peru, in which some presidential
candidates are proposing such measures.

The cardinal noted that the Catholic Church does not favor political
parties, but insisted that it has a role in defending fundamental values at
the political level.

“How are we not going to be concerned when we see an environment where
maternal affection isn’t talked about, but rather abortion,” the
cardinal said. He also asked “Who is going to govern this country?  How
is the Church not going to be concerned about the family, marriage, the
education of children, education in the faith, the non-proliferation of
drugs, drunkenness, and sexual abuse? I cannot be silent. My task is is to
say that this is important.”

“Sirs,” Cipriani said, “the country is at stake, the family is at
stake, young people are at stake.”

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