Bishop reiterates call to vote “according to conscience” in Venezuelan referendum

.- Bishop Mario Moronta of San Cristobal, Venezuela, reiterated this week his call to Venezuelans to fulfill their duty to vote in the historic referendum this Sunday which will decide the fate of President Hugo Chavez.

During a thanksgiving Mass in the city of San Antonio, Bishop Moronta called for everyone “to participate in their civic duty as citizens, and above all, in conscience.  Nobody should be afraid, everyone should attend.”

“The Church is supporting the efforts of the diverse groups that are participating and supports the opinion of everyone, but we should go, and very early, to fulfill this fundamental duty,” the bishop added.

“We cannot think,” he said, “that the world is going to end on August 15.  August 15 is an important moment, when with the decision of our vote, we are going to give our support to democracy, no matter which choice wins, and what has to win is democracy, and above all, the will of a people that wants to always move forward.”

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