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Venezuela security forces March 19, 2019.

Civil disobedience is a fundamental right, says Venezuelan cardinal

Mar 22, 2019

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

Feb 25, 2019

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

Feb 23, 2019

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

Feb 14, 2019

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

Feb 12, 2019

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

Members of a Venezuelan delegation sent by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to meet with Italy's Interior Minister pose in Rome, Feb. 11, 2019.

Holy See receives Venezuelan opposition delegation

Feb 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Secretariat of State received Monday a delegation from Venezuela affiliated with opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been... Read more

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

Venezuelan cardinal rejects Maduro's call for Vatican mediation

Feb 7, 2019

The Archbishop of Merida has ruled out Vatican mediation of the Venezuelan crisis after president Nicolas Maduro made public a... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on the papal flight to South Korea in 2014.

Pope Francis: Mediation in Venezuela requires willingness of both sides

Feb 5, 2019

Pope Francis said Tuesday that he had not read Nicolas Maduro’s letter, but expressed an openness to mediate in Venezuela’s... Read more

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.

Maduro asks Pope Francis to mediate in Venezuela

Feb 5, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Nicolas Maduro wrote a letter to Pope Francis asking him to mediate in the political situation in Venezuela, Vatican Secretary... Read more

Cardinal Jorge Urosa, then-Archbishop of Caracas, speaks with CNA in Rome, Feb. 13, 2015.

Venezuelan cardinal hopes Maduro will step down

Jan 30, 2019

The Archbishop Emeritus of Caracas expressed his hope Tuesday that Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro would step down from office, heeding... Read more

Members of the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas, Jan. 27, 2019.

'Stop the repression,' Venezuelan bishops plead

Jan 29, 2019

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference is calling for an end to violence surrounding protests after... Read more

A Pray for Venezuela banner at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua in Panama City, Jan. 24, 2019.

World Youth Day pilgrims express solidarity with Venezuelans

Jan 25, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Pilgrims from 150 countries are in Panama this week for World Youth Day, including 400 from Venezuela, who are urging... Read more

The flag of Venezuela.

Venezuelan Army besieged hundreds of protesters in Maturin cathedral

Jan 24, 2019

As opposition marches were held across Venezuela Wednesday, at least 700 opposition supporters were trapped in Maturin's Cathedral of Our... Read more

People listen to Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (out of frame) during an opposition rally against Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Jan. 23, 2019.

Venezuelan bishops back opposition marches, after calling Maduro 'illegitimate'

Jan 23, 2019

The bishops of Venezuela have voiced support for peaceful opposition demonstrations across the country Wednesday. At one of these marches... Read more

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan bishops denounce Maduro's new presidential term as illegitimate

Jan 10, 2019

The bishops of Venezuela have said that Nicolas Maduro's swearing in for a second term as president Thursday is illegitimate.  Read more

Protests against the government of Daniel Ortega in Granada, Nicaragua, April 2018.

Former Latin American leaders criticize pope's comments on Nicaragua, Venezuela

Jan 10, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Twenty former heads of state and government from Latin America have written a letter to Pope Francis finding fault with... Read more

Venezuelan migrants are desperate to survive, archbishop says

Aug 29, 2018

As the plight of Venezuelans worsens, and neighboring countries crack down on those trying to flee, Catholic leaders in the... Read more

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

Venezuelan bishops say country is going in 'suicidal' direction under Maduro

Jul 12, 2018

By Elise Harris

The bishops of Venezuela issued Wednesday a scathing critique of the country's political leadership, calling for greater respect for basic... Read more

Church in Peru launches collection to help Venezuelan refugees

May 23, 2018

The bishops of Peru have launched a campaign to collect funds to provide for the basic needs of Venezuelan refugees... Read more

Detail of a banner promoting Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, April 2018.

Church in Venezuela rejects snap presidential election

May 18, 2018

According to the latest report by Caritas Venezuela, the inflation of food prices exceeded 1,300 percent in the country in... Read more