In October 2017, I emailed all the Apostolic Nuncios (Pope’s representatives) around the world, asking them to write to the Pope concerning condemning the bullfight. The few who did not have an email address I wrote to by airmail at the beginning of this month. Not one has replied to me.
I shall continue to write to them, once every month, with a request for the Pope to condemn the bullfight.
Next year I intend to send out a press release describing my letters and the response, or lack of response, from the Pope’s representatives.
Don’t let them get away with ignoring the issue!
Why the Catholic Church should condemn bullfighting:-
The bullfight brings the Catholic Church into disreputes because:
• It is practised in Catholic countries like Spain and Mexico, where it is promoted, enacted and watched by Catholics;
• It is staged to celebrate feast days of the Virgin Mary and other saints. In the bullfighting countries and in other countries such as Brazil, Panama, Nicaragua, thousands of fiestas take place in which bulls and other animals are abused and/or killed in the name of a patron saint under the blessing of a local priest;
• Priests and bishops turn a blind eye to the business, or may benefit from funds raised, or may help promote the abuses;
• The Church has influence in these countries, and therefore has a duty to do all she can to oppose such horrific cruelty.