.- This week the Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, called for Venezuela's Sept. 26 elections to be free of manipulation. âAs bishops it is our duty to urge people to vote,â to have ârespect for the election laws,â and to ensure âthere is no fraud,â he told Union Radio.
He also called on Venezuelans to trust that their votes will be confidential. âThose who feel undue pressure from anyone should trust that their vote is confidential. We must set fear aside and fulfill our commitment to ourselves, our families, the country and our future, in order to achieve a better country,â the cardinal added.
Cardinal Urosa also warned of the danger of falling to Socialism, which is the âfatalâ ideology of Cuba, âa nation that is submerged in a totalitarian system.â âWe do not want the Communist system because it goes against our Constitution and the rights that strengthen the lives of people,â he concluded.