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Former President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont has been taken into custody in Germany. Thousands take the streets in cities and towns.
The snap election called by Prime Minister Rajoy leaves an even bigger polarisation in Catalonia. Evangelical leaders call believers to become peacemakers.
The denomination has hundreds of churches across the country. In a statement, they call Christians to model forgiveness and distance themselves from “those who attack others verbally, physically or intellectually”.
Catalan President Puigdemont and his government will be dismissed with the application of article 155 of the Spanish constitution. An uncertain scenario opens after the hopes for dialogue evaporate.
Prime Minister Rajoy has asked Catalan President Puigdemont to confirm whether or not he has declared independence. It is the first step towards suspending Catatonia’s autonomy.
Riot police used violence to prevent the vote from happening in Barcelona and other cities. Catalan President Puigdemont asks “Europe to get involved” and says he could declare unilateral independence in the next few days.
Tens of thousands protest in Barcelona while police raids Catalan government offices to stop unauthorised independence referendum. “As Spanish Evangelical Alliance, we are worried and feel pain seeing the crisis in Catalonia”.
Unilateral “disconnection” planned after a vote on October, 1. The Spanish Prime Minister defines it as a “democratic fraud”. Evangelicals called to be a model of reconciliation.
“Regardless of the option chosen by the citizens, a reconciliation process will be needed, and evangelicals are called to be there”, says Jaume Llenas. A Christian radio host, a College professor and a politician, agree: a respectful dialogue is needed.