Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Apr 28, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Speaking from Spain, where he is participating in a conference in Santiago de Compostela, Arcbishsop Baltazar Porras, President of the Venezuelan Bishops Conference, said the international community is concerned about events in Venezuela.
“There is strong desire in the international community for the triumph of peace in Venezuela and unity for Venezuelans. Each person who I speak with shows a real concern for the situation the country currently faces,” said the Archbishop.
Archbishop Porras said “both the opposition and the government should cooperate in the process of consulting with the people in order to accelerate the electoral process in response to the political problems affecting the country.”
He also renewed his call to public institutions “to act within the boundaries of the law” and to stop trading insults, “which does nothing to provide solutions for the serious crisis that faces us.”