Cardinal Urosa urges that death of university student not go unpunished

.- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, deplored the death of Douglas Rojas Jimenez, a college student who was killed during a student protest in Merida, and has asked officials to punish those responsible for the crime.

During a Mass celebrated at the Central University of Venezuela, Cardinal Urosa called on police to “enforce the law to prevent excesses and that acts such as the killing of this student do not happen again.” Rojas Jimenez died 48 hours after being shot during a student protest near the University of the Andes in the city of Merida.

“We deplore this act of violence and we lift our prayers to the Lord for the eternal repose of this young student, who was full of life and hope for building a better world. We ask that those guilty of this crime be duly punished according to the law,” the cardinal said.

Cardinal Urosa also encouraged Catholics to strive for holiness by living according to God’s commandments, “which are summarized in this one: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and your neighbor as yourself.”

“Each Christian, in his own state of life and social condition, whether in the world of politics, academia, or economics, has the obligation to work for a better world,” he said

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 24, 2014

Thursday within the Octave of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 24:35-48


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Acts 3:11-26
Gospel:: Lk 24:35-48

Saint of the Day

Easter Sunday »


Homily of the Day

Lk 24:35-48


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: