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US promises $16 million to aid Venezuelan refugees

Apr 16, 2018

By Courtney Mares

As the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela deepens, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States will provide nearly... Read more

Migrant child has lunch at the Casa de Paso "Divina Providencia" in Cu?cuta.

Local Church aids migrants crossing from Venezuela to Colombia

Mar 2, 2018

As thousands continue to pour across the border from Venezuela to Colombia, the local Church is helping meet the needs... Read more

Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela.

Venezuelan bishops accused of “hate crimes”

Jan 18, 2018

The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, called for an investigation of two bishops accused of committing “hate crimes” in homilies... Read more

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Venezuelan cardinal calls for transparent elections to resolve crisis

Jan 4, 2018

In his New Year’s message, the Archbishop of Caracas encouraged transparent elections the results of which the citizenry could trust,... Read more

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Venezuela's hate crime law seeks to silence political opposition, bishops warn

Nov 7, 2017

The president of the Venezuelan bishops' justice and peace commission has criticized a hate crimes law passed on Thursday, charging... Read more

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

Venezuelan bishops denounce pro-government bias in elections

Oct 22, 2017

The Venezuelan bishops' conference has criticized bias by the National Electoral Council in favor of the government of socialist President... Read more

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Venezuelan bishops' conference headquarters ransacked

Aug 28, 2017

Unidentified persons attacked the headquarters of the Venezuelan bishops' conference on Friday, stealing several items.  Read more

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas speaks with CNA, Feb. 13, 2015.

Cardinal calls eviction of Venezuela's legislature 'unacceptable'

Aug 10, 2017

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas expressed Tuesday his “astonishment and rejection” of a series of measures that violate the... Read more

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Venezuelan bishop confirms fraudulence of national elections

Aug 8, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

The crisis in Venezuela continues to deepen following elections for a Constituent Assembly promoted by President Nicolás Maduro. In its... Read more

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

Venezuelan cardinal warns President Maduro over deaths of protestors

Aug 2, 2017

Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas has warned President Nicolás Maduro and the high command of the armed forces that they... Read more

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Vatican insists on peaceful, democratic resolution in Venezuela

Aug 1, 2017

After violence followed a controversial vote in Venezuela this weekend, the Vatican Secretary of State has encouraged the country's citizens... Read more

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

With constitution re-write looming, Catholics in Venezuela still looking for solution

Jul 28, 2017

Venezuela faces potentially radical changes to its constitution this weekend, after years of economic collapse and shortages.  Read more

Protesters in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Feb. 15, 2014.

Venezuelan bishops offer day of prayer, fasting as riots continue

Jul 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

Venezuela's bishops have organized a day of prayer and fasting amid ongoing, violent riots throughout the country as opposition to... Read more

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Caracas archdiocese rebukes attack on voters in Venezuela referendum

Jul 18, 2017

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas has repudiated Sunday's attack on a referendum in which the vast majority of participants... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Venezuelan bishops' conference at the Vatican, June 8, 2017.

Venezuela's bishops: President Maduro starves his people into submission

Jun 8, 2017

By Elise Harris

After a last-minute meeting with Pope Francis Thursday to discuss the dire situation of their country, Venezuela's bishops said they... Read more

Violence during anti-government protests in Venezuela.

Venezuelan religious call for autonomy among branches of government

Apr 8, 2017

A group of religious men and women in Venezuela have expressed their concern over the country's political crisis and the... Read more

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Venezuela cardinal says supreme court revisions don't go far enough

Apr 5, 2017

Shortly after Venezuela's supreme court revised its decision effectively stripping the legislature of its powers this weekend, one of the... Read more

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Venezuela's crisis demands a timetable for elections, bishops exhort

Jan 18, 2017

The bishops of Venezuela have urged that elections take place in the country in a timely manner, in light of... Read more

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Pope Francis talks nationwide crisis in meeting with Venezuela's Maduro

Oct 25, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Monday Pope Francis met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, head of the country’s socialist regime, at the Vatican to... Read more

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Amid Venezuela protests, Catholic Church backs recall of president

Sep 2, 2016

Venezuela’s government is suffering from a “chronic” hearing disorder in face of the suffering of the people, charged Archbishop Diego... Read more