TEGUCIGALPA, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The Honduran cardinal and main leader of
the Honduran Catholic church, Oscar Andres Rodriguez, Saturday urged ousted
President Manuel Zelaya not to come back to Honduras.
In a televised speech, Rodriguez warned that the return of Zelaya could
lead to a blood bath.
"I know you love and respect life, at this moment only a Honduran citizen
has died, please meditate your decision, because later it could be too late," he
He also urged the Organization of American States (OAS) to investigate all
the "illegal deeds" that happened during the rule of Zelaya.
"Our people ask themselves why (OAS) has not condemned the war threats made
against us by other countries," said the religious leader, referring to recent
statements of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
"We have the right to choose our own destiny without external pressure of
any kind and look for solutions that promote common welfare, we reject military
threats or blocks of any kind that will only make the poorest people suffer," he
The cardinal also called on the new government to promote national
reconciliation and let aside revenge, pursuit, violence and corruption.
Rodriguez Friday had a meeting with OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel
Insulza who was in the country on a mediation mission.