Nicol Cardinal L Nicol Cardinal L
Function:
Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Title:
Cardinal Priest of S Pio X alla Balduina
Birthdate:
Oct 31, 1936
Country:
Dominican Republic
Elevated:
Jun 28, 1991
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English UN racism, xenophobia probe “irresponsible”
Nov 01, 2007
Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez said on Wednesday the presence of two UN special envoys to investigate alleged racism and xenophobia against Haitians in the country, is “irresponsible.”

(dominicantoday.com, October, 24) SANTO DOMINGO. - “To me it seems not only useless, but little serious and irresponsible of the United Nations, and of whomever, to send people to investigate here. Let them investigate some other thing, not that,” said Dominican Republic’s chief prelate.

He said since 90 percent of the Dominican population is racially mixed, the UN should come to see what the country is doing in favor of Haiti. "That’s what should be seen, that the Dominican Republic is doing more than the together United States, France and Canada together."

Lopez, after officiating a mass in Santo Domingo’s Cathedral to mark the Reservas Bank ‘s 66th anniversary, said that nobody can deny the massive presence of Haitians, who are eating and working thanks to the Dominican Republic.

UN envoy for xenophobia, Doudou Diéne, and the head of issues of minorities, Gay McDougall, are visiting the country invited by the government.
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