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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

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

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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

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

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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 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

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

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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on April 16, 2014.

Is the Pope a socialist?

Jul 22, 2015

Pope Francis’ recent trip to Latin America has rekindled questions about whether he endorses socialism, or even communism.  Read more