Bishop Mario Moronta of Los Teques, Venezuela, said this week the Church in that country is able to continue operating its schools but that to do so requires the support of the government.
As president of the V Session of the Venezuelan Plenary Council, Bishop Moronta reminded participants that the Church is able to greatly collaborate in improving the level of education for Venezuelans.
Nevertheless, he reiterated that the State should provide ways for the Church to serve. “The Church wants to make education available to those who have very little or nothing, and therefore She calls on the State to provide support for her schools,” the bishop explained.
Bishop Moronta expressed his hopes that criticism of federal funding for Catholic schools would cease. “Education is not merely the providing of information; it is the formation of the person and his or her socialization in order to live with others in peace, tolerance and democracy.”