He denounces that “there have always been groups, small but with great power, that want to eliminate those who think differently”
MADRID, Sep. 16 (Moose Gazette) –
The Vice President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has reappeared in public for the first time after the assassination attempt she suffered on September 1 and has said that she is alive “for God and the Virgin”, while asking the population to “pray” for her.
“I feel that I am alive for God and for the Virgin,” she said during a meeting in the Senate with a group of priests. “If she had to thank God and the Virgin, she had to do it surrounded by priests for the poor, villero priests, lay and religious sisters,” she explained.
Fernández de Kirchner has highlighted that Pope Francis telephoned him after the assassination attempt and told him that “acts of hate and violence are always preceded by words and verbs of hate and violence”. “First are the words and then that climate grows and grows,” he denounced, according to the Argentine news agency Télam.
In this sense, he has argued that “there have always been groups, small but powerful, that want to suppress, eliminate those who think differently.” “We have the obligation to return to a path that cost a lot in Argentina,” he defended.
The vice-president stated “the recovery of democracy was not just about voting again”, but “recovering life and the rationality that can be discussed in politics”, before warning that “what happened the other day was a rupture of that which we urgently need to rebuild”.
“That passion we have for people to eat again, to have a job, we are not going to achieve it by talking only among those who think in one way,” he defended. “There was a time when there was work, hope, expectation and we all have to rebuild that, with the attitude of talking to everyone, those we like and those we don’t. As Christ did”, he assessed.
On the other hand, she has reported that when the attacker, Fernando Sabag Montiel, tried to shoot her, “it was the militants” who stopped him, “not the Police.” “Not only did they stop him, but they prevented him from being able to mount the weapon again, after the first shot failed,” he added.
In this sense, he has emphasized that these people “did not do justice by their own hand, but what corresponds to democratic and Christian citizens: they handed it over to the law.” “The order of the stick and the bullet is not order. Besides, it lasts a short time,” he added.