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Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo of Merida, Venezuela takes possession of St. John the Evangelist Church in Rome, Italy on June 12, 2017.

Church in Venezuela can facilitate talks between government and opposition, says cardinal

Jun 24, 2021

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Cardinal Baltazar Porras, archbishop of Mérida and apostolic administrator of Caracas, said that the Church in Venezuela can help facilitate... Read more

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gives a thumb up as he arrives at the outdoor session of the National Assembly March 10.

Venezuelan bishops' conference backs pro-democracy marches, calls for change

Mar 11, 2020

Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets March 10 in Caracas and other cities to demand democratic change, amid the... Read more

Venezuela's opposition lawmaker and self-proclaimed parliament speaker Luis Parra attends a session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Jan. 7, 2020.

Venezuelan bishops denounce contested election of legislative speaker

Jan 9, 2020

The presidency of the Venezuelan bishops' conference warned Wednesday that the disputed election of Luis Parra as president of the... Read more

Venezuelan opposition deputy Dennis Fernandez (L) at SEBIN headquarters in Caracas, requests information on the detention of Roberto Marrero, March 22, 2019.

Venezuelan bishops repudiate arrest of opposition figure Roberto Marrero

Mar 26, 2019

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Venezuelan bishops' conference has repudiated last week's arrest of Roberto Marrero, chief of... Read more

Members of the Venezuelan National Guard clash with opposition protesters on the Simon Bolivar international bridge, Feb. 24, 2019.

Venezuelan bishop warns of consequences after destruction of humanitarian aid

Feb 25, 2019

The Archbishop of Ciudad Bolívar warned Saturday of “very grave consequences” for the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro after... Read more

A volunteer carries a bag with US humanitarian aid goods in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Tachira, Venezuela, Feb. 8, 2019.

Colombian cardinal encourages humanitarian aid for Venezuelan people

Feb 12, 2019

The bishop of a Colombian diocese bordering Venezuela has said that “we can't be still” in face of the Venezuelan... Read more

Members of a Venezuelan delegation sent by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to meet with Italy's Interior Minister pose in Rome, Feb. 11, 2019.

Holy See receives Venezuelan opposition delegation

Feb 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Secretariat of State received Monday a delegation from Venezuela affiliated with opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been... 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

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

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

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