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Saint Ines church in historical downtown of Cumana, Venezuela.

Church in Venezuela hit hard by ongoing economic, political crisis

As the people of Venezuela continue to suffer severe food and medication shortages due to hyperinflation, the Church is also... Read more

Venezuela's opposition lawmaker and self-proclaimed parliament speaker Luis Parra attends a session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Jan. 7, 2020.

Venezuelan bishops denounce contested election of legislative speaker

The presidency of the Venezuelan bishops' conference warned Wednesday that the disputed election of Luis Parra as president of the... Read more

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks at a rally in Caracas in support calling a constituent assembly, May 23, 2017.

Venezuelan cardinal says Maduro has 'led the country to a terrible ruin'

Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino has said that if the administration of Nicolas Maduro “truly had love for Venezuela they... Read more

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Vatican official offers message of hope to Church in Venezuela

After visiting clerics and seminarians in Venezuela, the secretary for seminaries of the Congregation for the Clergy issued a hopeful... Read more

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks at a rally in Caracas in support calling a constituent assembly, May 23, 2017.

Venezuelan bishops ask Maduro to step down, allow election of new president

The Venezuelan bishops asked Thursday that president Nicolas Maduro resign from the office which he “illegitimately” exercises and that a... Read more

Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo of Merida in Rome, June 12, 2017.

Cardinal expresses concern as conditions worsen in Venezuela

Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo said Monday that conditions in Venezuela continue to deteriorate under the country's socialist government.  Read more

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Venezuelan bishops condemn death of naval captain while in custody

The Venezuelan bishops' justice and peace commission have condemned the death in custody of Rafael Acosta Arévalo, a naval captain... Read more

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Venezuelan bishops: Country's plight requires new president

Meeting June 21 with Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Venezuelan Bishops' Conference stressed that the... Read more

Venezuelan migrants wait to get a refugee application at the Peruvian border post at the binational border attention centre in Tumbes, June 14, 2019.

Venezuelan bishops concerned by risk of emigrant trafficking

The Venezuelan bishops have expressed their concern for the risks to which Venezuelan emigrants, especially women, are exposed. More than... Read more

A banner promoting president Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, April 2018.

Government figures have asked Church for asylum, Venezuelan bishop says

A Venezuelan bishop said Sunday that prominent figures in the government of Nicolas Maduro have asked for asylum from the... Read more

Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo of Merida in Rome, June 12, 2017.

Cardinal grieves over those killed in protests amid Venezuela crisis

Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo expressed his condolences Thursday to the families of the four youths killed during protests in... Read more

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Venezuelan National Guard attacks church during Mass

Members of the Venezuelan National Guard attacked a Catholic church in San Cristobal Wednesday, amid nationwide protests against the government... Read more

Anti-government protesters take part in a march in Caracas May 1, 2019 after clashes spurred by Juan Guaido's call on the military to rise up against Maduro.

Retired archbishop calls for release of protesters amid Venezuela crisis

The Archbishop Emeritus of Maracaibo demanded Wednesday the prompt release of peaceful demonstrators who were arrested the day prior during... Read more

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks at a rally in Caracas in support calling a constituent assembly, May 23, 2017.

Caritas asks Venezuelan government to allow humanitarian aid

The director of Caritas Venezuela, Janeth Márquez, has said they are again asking the government of Nicolas Maduro to open... Read more

Venezuelan opposition deputy Dennis Fernandez (L) at SEBIN headquarters in Caracas, requests information on the detention of Roberto Marrero, March 22, 2019.

Venezuelan bishops repudiate arrest of opposition figure Roberto Marrero

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Venezuelan bishops' conference has repudiated last week's arrest of Roberto Marrero, chief of... Read more

Venezuela security forces March 19, 2019.

Civil disobedience is a fundamental right, says Venezuelan cardinal

A Venezuelan cardinal has called on state security forces to exercise civil disobedience when given orders to use lethal force... Read more

Members of the Venezuelan National Guard clash with opposition protesters on the Simon Bolivar international bridge, Feb. 24, 2019.

Venezuelan bishop warns of consequences after destruction of humanitarian aid

The Archbishop of Ciudad Bolívar warned Saturday of “very grave consequences” for the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro after... Read more

A Venezuelan woman receives a government food package Feb. 22, 2019.

Venezuelan bishops call for humanitarian aid to be distributed

The Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference is calling on Nicolas Maduro’s government to allow humanitarian aid to enter the country and be... Read more

Bishop to Maduro: Open your eyes to see the suffering of the people

The bishop of San Cristóbal has exhorted Nicolas Maduro to consider the suffering of the Venezuelan people amid the ongoing... Read more

A volunteer carries a bag with US humanitarian aid goods in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Tachira, Venezuela, Feb. 8, 2019.

Colombian cardinal encourages humanitarian aid for Venezuelan people

The bishop of a Colombian diocese bordering Venezuela has said that “we can't be still” in face of the Venezuelan... Read more