The unfounded Guatemalan claim is nothing new, and today while meeting with the media and members of the territorial volunteers, Bishop Dorick Wright gave his take on the matter. According to the Bishop, he has been hearing about the claim from since he was a boy.
Bishop Dorick Wright
“From I was small I’ve been hearing about this Guatemalan claim, I don’t know if it was ever done to land before but they were claiming but this is something they enjoy hanging over their heads I don’t care for it, it is going to hurt us at the end.”
Bishop Wright adds that he supports the move for Guatemala to leave Belize alone.
Bishop Dorick Wright
“I’ve heard so many thing about the ICJ and I am not certain I know which cause I’ve heard some say we go and we lose, some say if we go we will win so I am saying we shouldn’t go because they have no right to make decisions for us others say decisions have been already made so if all that is true then I don’t think we should go if that decision was made at Independence maybe we should not go but I leave it up to the government and I hope that in their prudence they make the right decision but I really wouldn’t like them to just run into this but just listen to everybody and see what can be sensible decision that can be made. I imagine most of us Roman Catholics in Belize are Belizeans and I suspect that some way along the line will be asked of us to make a statement or show your support, I support in a quiet way the move for them to leave us alone let us flourish as a country and ask God to proper the work of our hands in this country but please leave us alone, no need for us to invade each other no need for us you know when Pope John Paul II was in Guatemala for the canonization of our Brother Pedro Betancourt he was consulted by our diplomats and he has suggested that we work things peacefully that the days are over when we do not invade one another, we do not attack one another but work things out peacefully with one another and I would suggest that it is the best way so far as advantages is not taken of us or we take advantage of the Guatemalans.”
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