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Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries has come out in support of the abolition of corporal punishment in schools in St Lucia. “I am happy about it,” the Archbishop said, according to a St Lucia Times article, March 4, ‘Archbishop happy over plans to halt spanking in schools’.

Archbishop Rivas had consulted the Church’s Education Director for the Archdiocese, who was also very “happy” with the move. Noting that the Director represents the front line of the Church on education, he said he “trusted” her judgement on the matter.

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