Sunday, May 12, 2024

Diocese distances itself from its bishop's social media activities

The Archdiocese of San Antonio has distanced itself from statements made by its Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller on "X" (formerly Twitter). 

The diocese's head of communications told the portal "The Pillar" on Wednesday that the bishop's account was a private account. 

It is not an official communication organ of the diocese.

The archbishop had previously criticised the Israeli military action in Gaza in several messages. 

In one post, for example, he called on "Jewish brothers and sisters" to "stop killing Palestinians". 

The posts were widely criticised. 

Among other things, the archbishop was accused of anti-Semitism.

In a further statement on Thursday, the spokesperson emphasised: "The Archbishop deeply regrets that the posts on the war in Gaza in recent days have led to confusion and misunderstanding among some and has removed some of the comments." 

The posts were subsequently deleted. 

The Archbishop calls for prayer.