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January 5, 2000
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ARCHBISHOP REGRETS ROLE OF UN REGARDING POPULATION CONTROL

    SANTO DOMINGO, 4 (NE) The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, expressed his concern for the absence of adequate solutions to face the growing poverty in the world as we begin the XXI century. In statements made this weekend, the Dominican Cardinal criticized as well the role of the United Nations, expressing his concern since several times "this international organism has been characterized by discrimination and privileges during the last decades." He specially regretted the role of the UN in issues regarding population control.

    Cardinal Lopez Rodriguez also said that the pursuit of common good in a political community, its acting and policy, can not go against the common good of humanity. "Every human being is a child of God. Therefore, we are called to be a family," he stated, noting that there will be peace among men as long as people learn to discover and live this calling.

    The Archbishop also emphasized the need for a better distribution of goods, "but without falling in the ideological errors that Marxism brought during the XX century. Neither it's true that the earth lacks resources nor that there is no capacity to feed these thousands of millions of persons," he stated. "It is simply that they are applying a model of development that doesn't contemplate the great richness of humanity, that is, that the resources be distributed with equality."

          

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