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Catholics in Colombia assist thousands of their brethren forced out of Venezuela

Aug 27, 2015

With thousands of Colombian residents of Venezuela being driven from their homes amid a border crisis and martial law, the... Read more

Venezuela's bishops caution against the adoption of no-fault divorce

Jul 16, 2015

The Venezuelan bishops last week warned that marriage and families in their nation will be weakened as a result of... Read more

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Venezuelan hunger strikers arrive at the Vatican with a plea

Jun 11, 2015

By Elise Harris

Two Venezuelans on a hunger strike came to Rome ahead of Pope Francis' scheduled meeting with their president, asking the... Read more

Gustavo Adolfo Franco Picaza of Maracaibo, Venezuela holds a sign with his gratitude for winning the contest.

Venezuelan wins trip to Holy Land for Pope's visit

May 16, 2014

A 22-year-old Venezuelan man has won a contest held by Israel’s Ministry of Tourism to travel to the Holy Land... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims during his General Audience on September 25, 2013

Pope responds to Venezuelan peace talks invitation

Apr 11, 2014

By Elise Harris

Responding to an invitation from Venezuela's foreign affairs minister to participate in the country’s peace talks, Pope Francis sent a... Read more

Protesters run from riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuelan government invites Vatican to peace talks

Apr 10, 2014

Venezuela's foreign affairs minister, Elias Jaua, has sent a letter to the Vatican, inviting its participation in the National Peace... Read more

Protesters run from riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Cardinal encourages Lenten prayers for Venezuela

Mar 18, 2014

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela, called on the faithful to intensify their prayers during Lent for God to... Read more

  Protesters are met by riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela cardinal calls for peace amid escalating violence

Mar 11, 2014

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino of Caracas again urged peace amid increasing conflict in Venezuela, where at least 20 people have... Read more

 Protesters run from riot police on Feb. 15, 2014 in Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela cardinal asks government to rein in armed groups

Feb 21, 2014

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas said the Church is willing to help establish peace in Venezuela, but reminded the... Read more

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Venezuelan food shortage threatens supply of wine for Mass

May 16, 2013

Reporter Macky Arenas of the Catholic Lay Report said the serious food shortage in Venezuela could lead to a lack... Read more

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Venezuelan cardinal calls for end to violence

May 3, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas exhorted Venezuelans to listen to the call of Pope Francis to end the violence... Read more

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Venezuelan Cardinal encourages free and courageous vote

Apr 5, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas, Venezuela and his auxiliary bishops are encouraging Venezuelans to vote freely, courageously and based on... Read more

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Mass for Chavez in Rome described as act of Christian love

Mar 14, 2013

A Venezuelan priest who concelebrated a Mass in Rome for the repose of the soul of President Hugo Chavez said... Read more

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Hugo Chavez died 'in the bosom of the Church'

Mar 6, 2013

A reliable source in Venezuela has revealed to CNA that President Hugo Chavez died “in bosom of the Church” and... Read more

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Priest, 80, forgives attackers after brutal beating

Jan 23, 2013

An elderly priest in Venezuela has said that he is willing to forgive the men who violently attacked him at... Read more

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Pope Benedict to Venezuelans: God can overcome uncertainty

Jan 23, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI has called on Venezuelans to trust that God will help them “overcome the current climate of uncertainty”... Read more

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Venezuelan bishop warns government to respect constitution

Jan 8, 2013

A leading Venezuelan bishop called on government officials to avoid manipulating the constitution amid uncertainty over the swearing-in of cancer-stricken... Read more

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Venezuelan election reveals conflicted country, bishops say

Oct 12, 2012

Although Venezuala's Catholic bishops congratulated the country for holding peaceful elections Oct. 7, they said the results show two starkly... Read more