Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal López Rodríguez’

Pope urged to rein in cardinal who attacked gay diplomat

Friday, December 18th, 2015

A US senator has called on Pope Francis to intervene over a Dominican Republic cardinal who made derogatory remarks about a gay US ambassador. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois took exception to what he called “hateful” attacks against openly gay ambassador James “Wally” Brewster. Earlier this month, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez, 79, said Read more

Caribbean cardinal denounces violence against women

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The Dominican Republic’s cardinal has denounced the “international scandal” of violence against women in his Caribbean nation, better known for sunshine and sandy beaches. Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez made his views known to President Leonel Fernandez during a two-hour meeting as the president approached the end of his term of office. In the Read more