Loading
Cardinal calls for release of kidnapped in Venezuela

.- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, called on the faithful of Venezuela to pray for the release of all people who have been kidnapped, especially German Garcia Mendoza, “who is from a family that is very supportive of the Church in Caracas.”

The press office of the Archdiocese of Caracas released a letter from the Garcia Mendoza family in which they lamented that “kidnapping has become one of the most popular criminal acts in Venezuela.”

“This inhumane action not only causes anguish to the family, friends and acquaintances of the victims, but also affects all of society, causing fear and stifling the country’s development, depriving it of valuable men and women who work to build it,” the family said.

German Garcia Mendoza was kidnapped on February 25, 2009, by a group of armed men who stopped him while he was on his way home.

The family immediately called the police upon learning of the incident but six months later “there is no sign of his whereabouts or his state of health, which causes us even greater concern.”

They called on the Venezuelan government to do everything possible to solve the case and return German to his home and family. “We prayed for the health and wellbeing of all the kidnapped,” the family 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

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Aug
30

Liturgical Calendar

August 30, 2014

Saturday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 25:14-30

Gospel
Date
08/30/14
08/29/14
08/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Cor 1: 26-31
Gospel:: Mt 25: 14-30

Saint of the Day

St. Jeanne Jugan »

Saint
Date
08/30/14
08/28/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 25:14-30

Homily
Date
08/30/14
08/29/14
08/28/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: