The president of the Venezuelan bishops' committee on education, Bishop Jose Angel Divasson, said last week that the Catholic Church does not seek to impose Catholic education on schools but only asks that the religious dimension of each person be respected.
Speaking to the newspaper El Carabobeno, Bishop Divasson also remarked that the family, as well as other institutions in society can help schools ensure that each student's “religious dimension” is respected.
The bishop’s comments came during an extraordinary meeting of the bishops to analyze Venezuela’s new law on education.
“We want to continue in this discussion, but we think there is still a long way to go because several laws have yet to be passed.” Divasson then noted that the current law recently passed “has many flaws.”
“We hope the government realizes this and seeks out alternatives that benefit all of Venezuela and not just a single group,” the bishop concluded.