Puerto Rican Group Calls on Pope to Address Colonialism, Oscar López Rivera

Pope Francis (Benhur Arcayan/Wikimedia)

Pope Francis (Benhur Arcayan/Wikimedia)

The following press release was sent to us from A Call to Action on Puerto Rico, the group which held a rally in front of the hedge fund company Paulson & Co in New York City last month to protest the bankers that plunged Puerto Rico into an economic crisis:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 20, 2015
Contact: David Galarza (917) 573- 9250

A Call to Action on Puerto Rico to Deliver Letter Calling on Pope Francis to Address Colonialism, Oscar Lopez Rivera

On Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5 pm at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN (25 East 39th Street), representatives of A Call to Action on Puerto Rico will meet with Rev. Msgr. Joseph Grech, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the UN, to deliver a letter asking His Holiness, Pope Francis, to address the colonial situation of Puerto Rico and the incarceration of long held political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera during his meetings at the UN, Congress and with President Obama.

The Pope has condemned colonialism as a sin. The letter has been signed by many notable members of the Puerto Rican community living in the United States and Puerto Rico.

WHAT: Members of Puerto Rican community hand deliver letter calling on Pope Francis to address colonialism and incarceration of Oscar Lopez Rivera.

WHEN: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5 pm

WHERE: Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN 25 East 39th Street, NY

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