Salvadoran church official says foes seek 'dialogue'
Cambridge, Mass. — El Salvador's leading church official blamed both guerillas and the ruling junta for violence, but said that "those who once rejected dialogue now seek it, " Monitor contributor Laurent Belsie reports. Speaking at Harvard's Institute of Politics, Arturo Rivera y Damas, administrator of the San Salvador archdiocese, called for an end to US military aid, but also condemned all foreign military aid. This impartial condemnation represents a shift from the views of his predecessor, the leftist-leaning Msgr. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, who was assassinated a year ago.