Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered a message hours after former president Evo Morales fled.
“The Bible has returned to the palace,” said Jeanine Añez as she walked into the presidential palace where Morales had removed the Bible from official government ceremonies and replaced it with acts honoring the Andean earth deity called the Pachamama.
Añez declined to be interviewed by The Associated Press but told a Bolivian newspaper she will respect indigenous beliefs. She also said if Christians like her had to endure the Bible being taken out of the presidential palace and respect that some people didn’t believe in God, then others should respect her devotion to God. (AP)