Vatican City, Feb 13, 2019 / 11:30 am
Pope Francis has sent a letter to Nicolas Maduro responding to a recent invitation to mediate in the Venezuelan political crisis, according to an Italian newspaper.
On Feb. 13, the Milan daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera published a report saying that the pope had written to Maduro reiterating his desire for the avoidance of violence in the country.
According to the article, the pope wrote on Feb. 7 that previous peace efforts in Venezuela were "interrupted because what had been agreed in the meetings was not followed by concrete gestures to implement the agreements."
"The Holy See clearly indicated what were the conditions for dialogue to be possible" in December 2016 in "a series of requests," it went on to say.