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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

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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

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 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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Vatican promotes 'Bridges of Solidarity' for Venezuelan emigrants

May 7, 2018

By Elise Harris

The ongoing crisis in Venezuela has produced a tremendous flow of emigration, with thousands fleeing the instability and hyperinflation under... 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

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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

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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