Mérida 2 – La Nucía 2Less time had Mérida to overcome Fofo’s goal. When the referee indicated the start of the game it was already 37 minutes that were reflected on the scoreboard. While the idea was clear, the locals did not find the goal prize. Mario was close, but Oscar Fornés looked brilliant. It was not the most extensive first half that is remembered, but it did give time to modify the electronic. Fofo put it on, Juanji relented and Titi expanded differences. The audience (about 1,200 spectators) was speechless: their team was on the ropes. But he didn’t stop believing and, at the start, Jesús Mena cut. Twenty minutes later, after an exchange of docile blows, Antonio Pino set the boards with a magnificent and powerful definition. The group would still have the opportunity to celebrate, but Gaspar could not overcome a wall called Fornés. The extension gave rise to little more than a stretch of merit from Javi Sánchez. On penalties, the balance declined on the Merida side with only five of the ten maximum penalties converted. With epic, the Roman Stadium is already waiting for Celta. The 56 teams that will play the second round of the Copa del Rey from next Saturday are already known. Another 54, although especially the Celtic and the AlbaceteThey looked forward to discovering the complete list, in ‘stand by’ after the postponement of two matches due to the strong storm that hit the Iberian Peninsula last December. So, The confrontation between Mérida and La Nucía and the crossing of Pontevedra and Ibiza remained for tonight. However, the RFEF has already assigned a rival in the next phase for both, regardless of what happened in the matches. The winner of the first will play at home against the Celtic (Sunday, 16:00); the second one will see the faces with the Albacete (Saturday, 8:00 PM). Pontevedra 0 – Ibiza 2One more game, but with 17 minutes less. Pontevedra and Ibiza played the remaining 73, to resume the game with 0-0 on the scoreboard. Perhaps as a result of the circumstance, the Balearic team was better able to adapt to the conditions of the crash and was ahead of the half-hour of duel. Creeps, thanks to a powerful shot from the front of the area, brought his people closer to face each other with Albacete. After the goal, the Galicians got one more march, without any notable occasion. Even without ball control, Ibiza was more efficient and Mariano was close to scoring the second on the edge of rest. After the same pattern resumption, until Rodado sentenced with a great volley sent by Javi Pérez. Adighibe was close to thrill him, but Germán shattered the illusions of Pontevedra. Ibiza conquered Pasarón and already has the ‘Alba’ between eyebrow and eyebrow.
Lombardi’s initial clarifying statement said the pope had intended to refer to current Vatican policy, as expressed in a document on the Eucharist that Benedict issued in December. In that, Benedict said that certain values, including protecting human life from conception to natural death, were “not negotiable” and that Catholic politicians have a “grave responsibility” to promote such protection by law. On Wednesday afternoon, Benedict arrived in Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America, for a four-day trip, his first to the Western hemisphere, where nearly half the world’s Catholics live. Under chilly gray clouds, his chartered Boeing777 landed after a 12-hour flight from Rome. He was greeted by President Luiz In cio Lula da Silva, who is weathering his own abortion maelstrom. The controversy began Monday, when da Silva gave a radio interview to Roman Catholic radio stations in which he said he was of two minds on abortion. Though personally opposed, he said, he thinks “the state cannot abdicate from caring for this as a public-health question because to do so would lead to the death of many young women in this country.” Except in very limited and specific circumstances, abortion is against the law in Brazil, which is the most populous Roman Catholic nation in the world. Nevertheless, estimates run between 1million and 2million on the number of illegal abortions performed annually in clandestine clinics known in Brazilian slang as “angel factories.” In March, the minister of health, Jose Gomes Temporao, suggested possibly altering legislation calling for prison sentences of up to three years for women convicted of having illegal abortions. He called for a national referendum, which led to attacks from pulpits across the country and to a protest march Tuesday in Brasilia, the capital. And on Tuesday, after the president’s initial remarks, Temporao described abortion as “a theme that should be treated delicately,” and he complained that “some sectors of the church have made declarations that are very aggressive and quite distant from the teachings of Jesus.” That drew a caustic rejoinder from a spokesman for the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops, which represents Brazil’s 429 Roman Catholic bishops. Temporao’s job is to be “the minister of health and not of death,” Monsignor Angelico Sandalo Bernardino said. Temporao backed But the minister of women’s affairs, Nilcea Freire, weighed in to support her colleague. “I think it is important that the church or religious or fundamentalist groups not act as censors of a discussion that society needs to have,” she said. Da Silva is scheduled to meet with the pontiff today in Sao Paulo, which is Brazil’s largest city. The president’s press spokesman, Marcelo Baumbach, said that while abortion is not on the government’s agenda, whether the matter is broached “is going to depend on the dynamic of their private conversation.” For da Silva, a 61-year-old former labor leader, abortion has been an extremely sensitive issue. The second youngest of seven children in a poor peasant family, he additionally has eight half-brothers and half-sisters, according to local media accounts, and had to drop out of school at age12 to go to work to help support his family. Later, as a factory worker, he fathered a daughter out of wedlock. When he first ran for president in 1989 as the candidate of the left-wing Workers’ Party, the mother of that child went on television to say that he had encouraged her to have an abortion, an accusation that is thought to have contributed to his defeat in the runoff vote that year. “No one is in favor of abortion,” da Silva said on Tuesday, as the controversy intensified. “But the question is: Should a woman be imprisoned? Should she die? It’s necessary to look at the woman as a human being.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAO PAULO, Brazil – Benedict XVI arrived in Brazil on Wednesday, starting his first papal trip to Latin America with strong words against abortion, roiling a Catholic continent increasingly divided by the issue. On the plane from Rome, Pope Benedict appeared to go further than the Vatican has before on the contentious issue of Catholic politicians who favor abortion laws. He seemed to suggest that legislators in Mexico City who recently voted to approve abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy had excommunicated themselves. “Yes, the excommunication isn’t something arbitrary; it’s part of the code” of church law, the 80-year-old pope said in Italian, responding to a question in the first full-fledged news conference of his two-year pontificate. “The killing of an innocent human child is incompatible with going into communion in the body of Christ.” The pope’s spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, quickly issued a clarification that played down the translated words, but Lombardi then issued a written statement approved by the pope that seemed to confirm a new gravity on pro-abortion politicians. “Legislative action in favor of abortion is incompatible with participation in the Eucharist,” the statement says, and pro-choice politicians should “exclude themselves from communion.” Worldwide issue The deeply divisive issue has surfaced not only in Mexico, but also in Italy, Spain, England and the United States, where in the 2004 presidential election several bishops said that Democratic candidate John Kerry, a Catholic who supports abortion rights, should not receive communion. According to church law, those who participate materially in an abortion should not receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. In effect, they have automatically excommunicated themselves from sharing in communion. Much rarer, and more complicated, is an active declaration by the church of excommunication. Inside the church, that automatic excommunication is understood to apply to women who undergo abortion and to medical personnel who perform or assist in it, but there is a debate about whether it also applies to politicians who support abortion laws.