Vatican City, Sep 11, 2017 / 06:46 am
Aboard his overnight flight from Colombia to Rome Sunday, Pope Francis touched on the dire political and human rights crisis that continues to unfold in Venezuela, stating that the U.N. needs to be involved in reaching a solution.
"It seems that it's a very hard thing, and the most painful is the humanitarian problem, the many people who escape or suffer...we must help to resolve it in any way (possible). I think the U.N. must also make itself felt there to help," the Pope said Sept. 10.
"I think that the Holy See has spoken strongly and clearly," he said, also mentioning the many times he has spoken about the situation in Venezuela during his Angelus addresses.
Journalists also asked Pope Francis about President Nicolás Maduro's conflicting rhetoric, in particular his claim to be "with" Pope Francis, while at the same time speaking out violently against the bishops.