Relatives, friends, and people who survived the bowling fire of the Republic of Cromañón, where 194 people died 14 years ago and more than 1,400 people were injured, participated in this Sunday at the annual Mass in the Metropolitan Cathedral, while at night there will be recitals and interventions artistic to remember it.
From the 17th they slowly approached relatives, who were confused by dozens of tourists visiting the Cathedral, to participate in the Mass led by archbishop coadjutor San Juan, Jorge Lozano, next to cardinal Buenos Aires, Mario Poli.
"Faith in God is not something that everyone lives on their side, it is a gift from God that lives in the community, which brotherly connects us." 14 years ago, he began to connect pain in a special way, but what love is the foundation "Lozano said when a group of parents distributed candles that would be lit to accompany tribute.
The archbishop showed the pain "can encourage us to seek God", and it "dealing with it in this way makes life not arid but fruitful, because love strengthens us ".
"Let's continue with faith so we also accompany each other, we must renew hope and remember that God's love never leaves us"Lozano said.
María Rosa, Who lost his daughter Soledad Baratta in the tragedy and participating in mass, he said that "Time does not relieve pain".
"This is a more painful absence every year." Coming to Mass is restraint, someone has beliefs that help you live. There is nothing in the lives of all of us who experience this, but we continue to struggle. "He said to the woman.
Meanwhile Raúl, who is still suffering from the death of his daughter Sofía at the bowling alley located in Once's neighborhood, where on December 30, 2004 rock band Callejeros appeared, telling the agency that "At this time of year they fall into a state of sadness and memory."
"We came all year long trying to test it, trying to make us strong but when this time arrived, we unfortunately fell into memory, sadness, remembering what happened and what was fought for", expressed passionately.
For the recitals they attended, besides Sofia, their brothers Martin and Santiago, the survivors. "Sofia was 17 when I lost her, my children Martín and Santiago, who were 19 and 15 years old, survived"he remembered.
And finished: "The good thing is we know that many survivors are very bad and now they are fine, they have projects and hopes, and that gives us strength to parents to continue".
After mass, families marched to Once's sanctuary, in front of them they would carry out a series of artistic interventions and musical presentations.
"Family for life" He will also participate tonight from activities in the sanctuary, where at 22.50 will light 194 candles in homage to the victims.
Grouping "Coordinator x Cro-Magnon" he made a festival "Cromañón happens to all of us" in the town square of Tapiales, in Velez Sarsfield and Humaitá, while from 18 organizations "Don't tell us Cro-Magnon" He held a festival in Parque Centenario under the slogan "#EducarEsCombatir".