Cucuta, Colombia, Mar 2, 2018 / 00:07 am America/Denver (CNA).
As thousands continue to pour across the border from Venezuela to Colombia, the local Church is helping meet the needs of those who have been displaced.
“In total, we are providing about 8,000 hot meals a day to our Venezuelan brothers,” said Bishop Victor Manuel Ochoa of Cúcuta, Colombia.
He added that the local Church is working to “help those who also need medicine and hospitalization,” as well as providing pastoral care including Mass, the recitation of the rosary, and catechesis.
Bishop Ochoa spoke with EWTN News about the Church’s ongoing assistance to Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing their homeland, facing severe food and medicine shortages amid the economic crisis under President Nicolas Maduro.
Each day, thousands of people from Venezuela are entering Colombia via two bridges that cross the Táchira River.