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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s Catholic Church is again leading the crusade against Glencores Falcondo's planned nickel mine in the Central Mountains, with the La Vega Diocese on Wednesday announcing yet another protest at Congress.

Diocese Social and Environment Pastoral priest Rovinson Mejia said several organizations will form a caravan toward Congress Wednesday next week to demand the creation of Loma Miranda National Park, at the site of the controversial planned mine.

"We believe that Congress plays a game with Loma Miranda. It seems that the issue ceases to be social and environmental to become political and economic," said the prelate, who joins radical priest Rogelio Cruz, La Vega bishop Antonio Camilo and other Catholic Church clergy in opposing the planned mine.

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Written by: josean This user is banned, 2 Jul 2014 11:30 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Where is Cardinal NAZI that Super Dominican!

Written by: DimeDRwarrior, 2 Jul 2014 2:32 PM
From: United States, Boston
At least there are some people putting up a good fight. I hate the DRs government.
Written by: anthonyC, 2 Jul 2014 6:32 PM
From: United States

Anything to get the low information voter to forget that the Catholic Church is basically organized crime.

Don't they have more boys to bugger?

Written by: lennoxnev, 2 Jul 2014 7:42 PM
From: United States Virgin Islands, DR
These guys need to start a crusade against corruption which will damage the DR far more than another mine.

Mobilize people against rampant abuse of government money for G*ds sake
Written by: Ricardolito, 2 Jul 2014 9:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
It is really difficult to say what body has the worse reputation ,,the Roman Catholic church where only 3% of the flock go to church or the politicians who are equally disliked . . I am quite a fan of Danilo along with about 73% of the population , latest poll, but I am certainly not a fan of the parliament , as they now like to call themselves and definitely not a fan of the RC church here
Written by: airgordo, 3 Jul 2014 12:06 AM
From: Dominican Republic
This is a way in which the church can put their power on influence to the GOOD of this country, i support this 100%
Written by: Perception This user is banned, 3 Jul 2014 12:15 AM
From: United States, § 12 - 'A' D'is'CI'P'L'E of P'L'at'O'.
This is "One" of "The Great Causes" in which religion should be "Eng'aged".

"D E F E N S O R - D E L - P U E B L O".

No "Legacy" is so Rich as "Honesty".

By Shake'speare.

Written by: Ricardolito, 4 Jul 2014 12:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
can someone tell me if these priesta are still chained to an iron fence
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