The Canary Islands Government, as the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Las Palmas Provincial Prosecutor’s Office have already done, is collecting the necessary documentation to be able to act against Fernando Báez Santana, known as father Báez, who has spread through social networks a message justifying the murder of Anna and Olivia in which he blames this crime on the “infidelity” of the girls’ mother.
This was announced in statements to the media by the President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, who yesterday Sunday, as soon as he had knowledge of the priest’s demonstrations, contacted the Minister of Justice, Julio Pérez, to initiate the necessary procedures so that these statements “do not go unpunished.”
The Canarian president has expressed his appreciation to both the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office “because it is unacceptable to look the other way to some embarrassing, unacceptable, regrettable and reportable statements by Father Báez.”
Ángel Víctor Torres wanted to make it clear that Canarian society “is ashamed of these statements”, because “neither represent us nor do anyone feel close to statements of such caliber, that it leaves the person who has made them at the height of nothing.”
According to Torres, “it is unfortunate that when we have to fight sexist violence there are people who justify the unjustifiable.” “It embarrasses me as a canary and we cannot stay on the sidelines,” he added.
On the other hand, he also thanked the reaction of the Bishopric of the Canary Islands, which on behalf of Bishop José Mazuelos and the entire diocesan community wanted to communicate its “categorical” rejection of the “unworthy” manifestations expressed by the priest.
However, the president of the Canary Islands considers that the Church has to put in place those mechanisms that allow “to separate those who climb a pulpit and use the word to go against what society is trying to defeat every day. day, which is nothing but a definitive end to sexist violence ”.
“No one can be allowed to put a grain of sand to stoke hatred of women and the damage that the girls’ father, Tomás Gimeno, has caused to society and to the mother. He has us all ashamed, ”Torres concluded.