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Millions of people gathered in the streets of Barquisimeto in Lara state, Venezuela, to accompany the Divine Shepherdess in a Jan. 14, 2024, procession.

Divine Shepherdess procession in Venezuela draws 2.7 million

Jan 16, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

More than 2.7 million people gathered in the city of Barquisimeto in Lara state, Venezuela, on Jan. 14 to accompany... Read more

Archbishop Ulises Gutiérrez of Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela and second vice president of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference.

Archbishop: Primary elections in Venezuela an opportunity ‘toward radical change’

Oct 25, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

Archbishop Ulises Gutiérrez said the primary elections on Sunday “were an opportunity to show the world ... there is a... Read more

A Pray for Venezuela banner at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua in Panama City, Jan. 24, 2019.

Venezuela is falling back into ‘extreme poverty,’ archbishop says

Feb 14, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

“Hunger is more acute every day; there is great need in all sectors of the country.” Read more

112-year-old Venezuelan farmer Vicente Pérez gestures at his home in San Jose de Bolivar, Tachira state, Venezuela, on Jan. 24, 2022. Guinness World Records has officially recognized Pérez as the oldest living man following the death of a Spaniard who was the previous holder of the title,

The oldest man in the world is 113 and prays the rosary twice a day

Jun 8, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, and is passionate about his faith. Read more

Forty-five priests and four bishops in Venezuela have died from COVID-19 as of December 2021, the Venezuela bishops' conference has reported.

Venezuela bishops: 45 priests and four bishops have died from COVID-19 since start of pandemic

Dec 15, 2021

By Cynthia Perez

The bishops conference of Venezuela has released a report showing the heavy toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on its clergy. Read more

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas speaks with CNA, Feb. 13, 2015.

Pope Francis mourns Venezuelan cardinal who ‘gave his life to the service of God and the Church’

Sep 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Urosa died almost a month after being hospitalized with COVID-19. Read more

Caritas Merida assists in solidarity work after heavy rains in the Venezuelan state. Credit: Caritas Merida.

Venezuelan bishops criticize National Guard for obstructing aid to victims of rains, landslides

Aug 31, 2021

By David Ramos

The Venezuelan bishops’ conference criticized on Monday the Venezuelan National Guard for hindering the work of providing humanitarian aid to... Read more