BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Hundreds of people gathered in Buenos Aires Saturday to oppose the influence of religion on Argentine politics and encourage people to quit the Roman Catholic Church in the wake of a Senate vote not to legalize some abortions.
A seller offers handkerchiefs reading in Spanish “Church and state — Separate issues” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug. 18, 2018. People formed lines Saturday as part of a nationwide movement in the homeland of Pope Francis to renounce their religious affiliation.
The event, called “Collective Apostasy,” centered on a signature drive for Argentines wanting to renounce their affiliation to the church through a form that will later be given to the Episcopal Conference in the homeland of Pope Francis.
People formed long lines in Buenos Aires and