Brotherly Advice Offered over Border Problems

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, SEPT. 9, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador appealed to Hondurans and Salvadorans to act «like brothers» over their border differences, and rejected any form of harassment of residents along the frontier.

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«There are many kinships, including blood relations, between Salvadorans and Hondurans,» Archbishop Saenz told the press Sunday after celebrating Mass in the cathedral.

The archbishop’s statements followed Salvadoran President Francisco Flores’ announcement that his government will lodge an appeal Tuesday with the International Court of Justice in The Hague, for a review of part of its 1992 decision that settled an old border dispute with Honduras.

The archbishop considers borders «artificial, they are human inventions; we are all one family who have the right to delight in and enjoy the goods of the earth, which must be for everyone.»

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