Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

Bishop warns of grave consequences

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Archbishop of Ciudad Bolívar warned Saturday of “very grave consequences” for the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro after the destruction of humanitarian aid that entered the country. Read more

Priests a beacon of hope

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Priests in Venezuela are a beacon of hope, providing spiritual solace is soaring as nation teeters on brink of collapse. The South American nation is facing a crippled economy amid falling oil prices, U.S. sanctions, hyperinflation and food shortages, according to a report in a diocesan paper in the United States.Read more

Venezuelans being starved out of Venezuela

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Venezuelans are arriving in Colombia as refugees with a few suitcases, malnourished children and reports of bare shelves in shops, supermarkets and pharmacies. The International Monetary Fund is predicting the inflation rate in Venezuela will top one million percent this year. If that happens, the monthly minimum wage will not buy enough flour for a Read more

Venezuela’s bishops warn of nation’s suicide path

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Venezuela’s bishops have warned the country’s leaders it will be suicidal to continue leading Venezuela as they are at present. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference has called upon opposition leaders to offer Venezuelans “an alternative of change.” This will involve them working for Venezuela’s wellbeing and having greater respect for basic needs and rights. “Attitudes of Read more

President Nicolas Maduro’s opposition led by the Church

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s re-election was strongly opposed by the Catholic Church. “Since the announcement of the fraudulent elections convened by a Constitutional Assembly, which was itself illegitimately elected, and in the absence of opposition candidates, we knew … Maduro would be re-elected and that he would use any means to achieve this,” Father Georges Read more

Venezuela’s bishops want elections postponed

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Venezuela’s bishops want country’s elections, which are set for this month, to be postponed. They are also urging the president to take a “different course from this saga of death.” Read more

Vatican asks Venezuela to suspend constitutional assembly

Monday, August 7th, 2017

The Vatican has written to President Nicolas Maduro asking for Venezuela’s constitutional assembly to be suspended. The Vatican’s call came after a fraudulent election gave Maduro the votes he needed to establish the assembly. The assembly has the power to rewrite the country’s constitution and override all other government branches. This will enable Maduro to Read more

Forgiveness, hope as Mass celebrated in the streets amidst violence

Monday, July 17th, 2017

In the middle of the current wave of political unrest, hunger and death, Venezuelan people are finding forgiveness is possible and there is hope for a better future. Violent demonstrations and attacks since the end of March have seen 92 people killed and over 1,500 injured. The new change in Venezuelan people’s attitudes began with Read more

Pope’s solidarity with Venezuela’s victims

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Pope Francis is calling for peace and prayerful solidarity with Venezuela’s anti-government protest victims.  The current trouble began in March after President Nicolas Maduro dissolved the opposition-led National Assembly. This caused a constitutional crisis and subsequent political stalemate. “I promise my own prayers for this beloved nation and express my closeness to the families who Read more

Pope Francis to help Venezuela

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Pope Francis met with the Presidential Council of the Episcopal Conference of Venezuela in a private audience yesterday. The Episcopal Conference asked to speak to the Pope about the ongoing national crisis in Venezuela. Many Venezuelans struggle to find something to eat, and 11.4 percent of children under 5 in Venezuela suffer from acute malnutrition, Read more