The Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico declared Sunday that Mexicans who help construct President Trump’s planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be regarded as traitors.
In an editorial published in Desde la fe, the Archdiocese’s weekly publication, the church sought to increase pressure on the government to take a stricter stance on companies seeking to profit from the wall.
“Any company intending to invest in the wall of the fanatic Trump would be immoral, but above all, its shareholders and owners should be considered traitors to the homeland,” said the editorial.
Last week, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo warned companies that it would not be in their “interests” to participate in building the wall, but the Archdiocese’s editorial contended that the government has responded “tepidly” to businesses considering involvement in the project.
According to Mexico’s foremost Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, who presides over the country’s largest Archdiocese, the editorial accurately represents the view of the diocese which is centered in Mexico City.
Trump intends to construct the wall to stop illegal aliens from crossing the U.S. southern border. He has also assured the American people that Mexico will pay for the wall, which the Mexican government claims it will not do.
The Desde la fe editorial argued that the proposed wall would only fuel prejudice and discrimination.
“In practice, signing up for a project that is a serious affront to dignity is shooting yourself in the foot,” it said.
Mexican cement maker Cemex has announced that it will not submit a bid to build the wall, but has noted that it is open to providing quotes to supply raw materials for construction.
Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, another Mexican construction materials company, has also demonstrated readiness to work on the project.
H/T: Yahoo News
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