In a letter to his fellow Venezuelan bishops, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas revealed that he was “violently verbally and physically assaulted” last Friday near the city’s Cathedral by a group of Chavez sympathizers.
The cardinal disclosed that during the afternoon on that day, “when I left my residence in my car with my driver, I was violently verbally and physically assaulted, although I was not hit. Only my car was damaged,” he said.
The cardinal said there were 15 people involved in the assault, all belonging to a group that is know for its support of Hugo Chavez. He said there was no police protection and that he has left messages about the incident with government officials, but has not yet received a reply.
“Thank God this time I came out alright,” the cardinal stated.