Caracas, Venezuela, Feb 14, 2019 / 14:00 pm
The bishop of San Cristóbal has exhorted Nicolas Maduro to consider the suffering of the Venezuelan people amid the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in the country.
"Open your eyes to see the suffering of the people. Hear the cry of the people who want not only freedom and democracy but to be considered in their dignity," Bishop Moronta said in an interview this week with ACI Prensa, CNA's Spanish language sister agency.
Moronta, who is also the vice president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference said that "for several years the Venezuelan people have been asking for a change in the social-political and even economic orientation" of the country.
"The Church has insisted that it is the people who must be listened to. The political, social and economic leadership must be on the side of the people," the bishop said.