Posts Tagged ‘Hugo Chavez’

Vatican diplomat saved life of Hugo Chavez during coup

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

A former Vatican diplomat has recalled the dramatic circumstances in which he saved the life of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez life during a failed 2002 military coup. “Chavez pleaded with me to save him,” recalled Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara of Faridabad, who was deputy nuncio in Venezuela and is now a bishop in the northern Indian Read more

Venuezuelan president Hugo Chavez died ‘clinging to Christ’

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Hugo Chavez, the socialist president who transformed Venezuela while oppressing Catholic institutions in the 96 per cent Catholic country, reportedly died in “the bosom of the Church” on March 5. The Catholic News Agency said Chavez received spiritual direction and the sacraments in his last days, and Vice President Nicolas Maduro said he died “clinging Read more