Spanish bishops condemn Catalan nationalism after poll violence

Posted October 3, 2017 10:48 am by Staff Reporter

Bishops in Spain have sharply criticised the Catalan independence movement after Sunday’s violence, although Church leaders within the region have defended the vote. The day after the vote, Demetrio Fernández, Bishop of Córdoba, said “the fatherland is in danger” and blamed the situation on a “deterioration in the moral life and a desire to banish God”. Referring to a rise in patriotic sentiment…

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