The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo Sosa criticized the Catholic Church for asking impartiality from the Truth Commission in order to achieve its goal of national reconciliation.
Lobo referred to the words of Archbishop Darwin Andino in his Sunday homily, when the later said that the reconciliation must be based on justice and truth, not lies.
The president replied that “I think the most important is for each one to ask himself, as President Kennedy said at the time, do not ask what your country can do for you, ask yourself what are you doing for your country.”
Lobo made the remarks in the context of an event for children held at the Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (Unitec).
The Truth Commission was formed by the government of Honduras to clarify the events that happened before, during and after the events of June 28, 2009.
Members of the committee shall submit a report and the only thing that Catholic Church is asking is for it to be fair and objective.
On Monday, the Catholic leader also referred to the impunity enjoyed by some protagonists of the political crisis in Honduras.
Bishop Andino admitted that he was not invited to the celebration of the 234 years of independence of the United States, where political figures related to former President Manuel Zelaya Rosales were indeed invited.