The President of Paraguay Fernando Lugo is facing an interesting paternity lawsuit. It is bad enough when your country’s president is charged with fathering a child with a then 16 year old girl. It is even worse if you were the Catholic Bishop Fernando Lugo at the time.
Viviana Carrillo is now 26. Lugo, 57, has admitted that he is the father.
Monsignor Mario Melanio Medina, bishop from the southern province of Misiones, had a mild defense: “Lugo lied to the church, but better late than never, as the saying goes. He won’t be the only one who lies to the church, but he recognized his mistake and that is a courageous act.” Hmmm. Since DNA would confirm paternity, it may be a bit less courageous and calculating. Yet, it appears to be working. People are actually applauding his acceptance of paternity.
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