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Sen. Marco Rubio.

Rubio: Blocking aid to Venezuela is a 'crime against humanity'

Feb 8, 2019

By Ed Condon

Sen. Marco Rubio has called the humanitarian and political impasse in Venezuela “unsustainable,” and compared blocking food and medical aid... 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

Representatives of the Venezuelan bishops' conference, along with lay and religious leaders.

Venezuelan bishops, religious sisters and laity call for free elections

Feb 5, 2019

In a joint statement Monday, the Venezuelan bishops' conference, the Confederation of Religious Men and Women of Venezuela and the... 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

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

Portafololia awards ceremony, Nov. 29. Courtesy photo.

Colombian diocese honored for serving Venezuelan migrants

Dec 4, 2018

The Diocese of  Cúcuta, Colombia, has been awarded a Portafolio Award, an annual recognition in the country given to organizations... 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

Juan Pablo Hernandez.

Seminarian: Despite devastation, faith has grown in Venezuela  

Aug 21, 2018

When Juan Pablo Hernandez returns to his home in the Archdiocese of Maracaibo, Venezuela next year, he will face a... Read more

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

Hosts donated by the Bishop Víctor Manuel Ochoaof Cúcuta. Photo: Diocese of Cúcuta.

Colombian diocese donates 250,000 hosts to alleviate shortage in Venezuela

Apr 2, 2018

With a flour shortage leading to a lack of hosts in Venezuela, the neighboring diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia donated 250,000... Read more

Venezuelans on October 4, 2016 across the border in Cucuta, Colombia.

Peruvian bishops: Welcome Venezuelan migrants with solidarity

Mar 15, 2018

The Peruvian Bishops' Conference called on the people of the country to act with Christian solidarity toward Venezuelan migrants fleeing... 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

Archbishop Diego Patron of Cumana, Venezuela.

Venezuelan archbishop decries plan to change election date

Jan 29, 2018

Archbishop Diego Padrón of Cumaná, former president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference, denounced plans to advance presidential elections in the... 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

Caritas Venezuela warns that 280,000 children could die of malnutrition

Oct 31, 2017

Caritas Venezuela has warned that some 280,000 children could die of malnutrition due to food shortages amidst the country’s grave... Read more

The flag of Venezuela.

Pope Francis: United Nations must help in Venezuela crisis

Sep 11, 2017

By Elise Harris, Hannah Brockhaus

Aboard his overnight flight from Colombia to Rome Sunday, Pope Francis touched on the dire political and human rights crisis... Read more

The flag of Venezuela.

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

Pope Francis.

Vatican urges Venezuela to suspend constitutional revision

Aug 4, 2017

By Elise Harris

As tensions and deaths continue to rise in Venezuela over the government's push to re-write their constitution, the Holy See... Read more

Violence during protests in Venezuela.

Shots fired at people voting outside church in Venezuela

Jul 17, 2017

Armed civilians who support the Venezuelan regime opened fire against a large crowd of protestors who were participating in a... Read more