Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants Paperback

Mission to Haiti, Ecuador and Chile

by Claude Lacaille;

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Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants

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Claude Lacaille witnessed up close the oppression and poverty in Haiti, Ecuador, and Chile where dictators and predatory imperialists ruled. Like other advocates of Liberation Theology, he saw it as his duty to join the resistance, particularly against Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet. But the dictators were not alone, as they often enjoyed the support of the Vatican, sometimes tacit, but then brazenly open under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. He began writing this book in Chile where thousands shed blood simply because they defended victims of dictatorship, opposed rapacious policies and economic doctrines, consoled the downtrodden, and breathed new hope and courage into a people who desperately needed it. These men and women remain an inspiration for those who still believe in a better world. This is the story of Claude Lacaille's experience from 1965 through 1986 in the slums and squats in the Caribbean and South America and also what it really means to have a preferential option for the poor. His book shows how liberation theology and spirituality enkindled the life and the work of an ordinary Quebec missionary.

Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants by Claude Lacaille was published by Baraka Books in May 2015. The ISBN for Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants is 9781771860390.

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Details for Rebel Priest in the Time of Tyrants

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherBaraka Books (May 2015)
Number of Pages220
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4333141
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