.- The vice president of the Venezuelan Bishopsâ Conference, Archbishop Roberto Luckert said this week President Hugo Chavezâs attacks on the Church are due to his dislike of opinion polls that show the public does not support his proposed constitutional reforms.
The archbishop said Chavez should âbite his tongueâ and stop being ârudeâ and âdegrading.â He recalled that for several years he has criticized Chavez for his âbelligerent aggressive attitudeâ and for âpicking a fight with everyone.â âYou canât govern like this,â he said.
Archbishop Luckert said Chavezâs aggressive attitude was because his is bothered by the polls that show little support for his reform. âNobody likes this reform,â he said, âand even his supporters are afraid to go to vote.â
The archbishop noted that Chavez himself invited Venezuelans to suggest ideas, âand the bishops simply expressed their opinions and judgments about what they consider the consequences of this reform would be.â
Chavez, he explained, wants to center everything on himself and not on the proposal of constitutional reform.