National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Resistance continues at Guatemala mine despite attack

 |  NCR Today

Sister Gloria writes from the La Puya resistance community at El Tambor mine near Guatemala City:

Sunday at two p.m. the Eucharist was concelebrated by 8 priests from different religious congregations, with the presence of many religious. It was an encouraging moment for the people who had a space to share what they had lived on Friday. Their courage is admirable because they are continuing their resistance. You can imagine what it was like being surrounded by the police.

Then on Monday at dawn four more heavy machines entered the mine site. Next Saturday there will be a vigil and on Sunday it will end with the Eucharist.

Francis-cartoon-book.jpgNow available: The Chronicles of Francis, the Cartoon Strip, featuring cartoons from the popular series Francis.
Buy it now!

The nonviolent blockade has failed, but the resistance continues.

Enjoy this article?
Help support more like it by donating today!

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at Disqus.com/verify.
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

 

Laudato-Si_ff3.png

NCR Email Alerts