The Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, Antonio Matto, said of the celebrations celebrating the sports team’s championship: “You should ask the authorities and those present why they let these safety rules fail”.
Cardinal Antonio Matto said today that in Fatima, there is no need for “police, GNR agency” and questioned why the safety rules failed on Tuesday, when Sporting was crowned the first football league champion.
“There is no doubt that they are the same authority. Now there is no need to lead the police of the National Police. In principle, we have believed in this responsibility of the people from the beginning. There, I don’t know the bishop of Leiria-Fatima. Antonio Mato said at a press conference held on the International Anniversary Pilgrimage in May: “Why, you should ask the authorities and where they are located, why should these safety rules be invalidated? “After being questioned by the authorities in celebrating the performance of sports fans, the city hall in Fátima, Santarém district.
Sports fans and members of the security forces clashed near Estádio José Alvalade on Tuesday, when the match between Sporting and Boavista in the 32nd round of the 1st Football League was halftime.
According to images released by various TV stations, after hours of gatherings with thousands of sports fans, they waited near the stadium for their first national championship title in 19 years. The security forces have approached the “Leonny” cheerleader. The area advances. .
The bishop emphasized that in the covid-19 pandemic, the Catholic Church “has taken seriously, and Christians have also taken seriously their mutual responsibility for health issues”, considering this as “an act”. “Love for others” and “respect for others”.
Antonio Matto also mentioned that “there is a phenomenon of popular psychology, people have lost their sense of responsibility, and therefore cannot follow these safety rules.”
He added: “Therefore, we have a responsibility to keep them in mind at all times and regret not being respected”.
Last year, due to the pandemic, there were no believers in the pilgrimage site of the Fatima Temple on May 12th and 13th. This is the first time in the history of the Marian Temple. However, during the October pilgrimage, the set limit of 6,000 was not reached.
Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced today that the government has asked the Inspector General of Internal Administration to investigate the performance of the PSP in the sports celebration of the PSP as a national football championship and refused to “throw stones.”