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Venezuela - Latest News
May 18, 2019 - 12:00 am .- The Venezuelan bishops’ conference has expressed opposition to a decision of the country’s Supreme Court, which has requested that legislative immunity be revoked for members of the National Assembly accused of treason, conspiracy, instigation of insurrection, civil rebellion and other charges.  That would open the way for legislators to be tried for those alleged crimes.
Mar 26, 2019 - 03:03 pm .- The Justice and Peace Commission of the Venezuelan bishops' conference has repudiated last week's arrest of Roberto Marrero, chief of staff to opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
Mar 22, 2019 - 03:02 am .- A Venezuelan cardinal has called on state security forces to exercise civil disobedience when given orders to use lethal force against citizens.
Mar 20, 2019 - 12:11 pm .- The Diocese of Cúcuta in Colombia reported this week that it has provided 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants affected by the humanitarian crisis in their country.
Mar 13, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Mother Emilia Rivero runs the Providence Nursing Home Foundation in Caracas, Venezuela. Even in ordinary times, caring for lonely, poor, and often forgotten elderly Venezuelans is not easy. And in Venezuela, where political unrest has heightened shortages of food, medicine, and water, these are not ordinary times.
Feb 23, 2019 - 04:50 pm .- The Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference is calling on Nicolas Maduro’s government to allow humanitarian aid to enter the country and be peacefully distributed to people who are desperately in need of it.
Feb 16, 2019 - 11:00 pm .- Pope Francis’ recent letter to Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro confirmed the Holy See’s position on the Venezuelan crisis, while demonstrating that Maduro has become an increasingly isolated global figure.
Feb 14, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The bishop of San Cristóbal has exhorted Nicolas Maduro to consider the suffering of the Venezuelan people amid the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in the country.
Feb 13, 2019 - 11:30 am .- On Feb. 13, the Milan daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera published a report saying that the pope had written to Maduro reiterating his desire for the avoidance of violence in the country. 
Feb 8, 2019 - 01:50 pm .- Sen. Marco Rubio has called the humanitarian and political impasse in Venezuela “unsustainable,” and compared blocking food and medical aid from entering the country to war crimes.
Feb 7, 2019 - 03:41 pm .- The Archbishop of Merida has ruled out Vatican mediation of the Venezuelan crisis after president Nicolas Maduro made public a letter to Pope Francis requesting intervention.
Feb 5, 2019 - 01:55 pm .- In a joint statement Monday, the Venezuelan bishops' conference, the Confederation of Religious Men and Women of Venezuela and the National Council of the Laity demanded the state agencies call “free and legitimate elections to retake the path to democracy,” allow the entry of humanitarian aid into the country and stop the repression against citizens.
Feb 5, 2019 - 01:17 pm .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that he had not read Nicolas Maduro’s letter, but expressed an openness to mediate in Venezuela’s political situation, if both sides are willing.
Feb 5, 2019 - 05:39 am .- Nicolas Maduro wrote a letter to Pope Francis asking him to mediate in the political situation in Venezuela, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin confirmed Monday.
Jan 29, 2019 - 12:43 am .- The Justice and Peace Commission of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference is calling for an end to violence surrounding protests after Nicolas Maduro claimed to have won a second presidential term in a contested election.
Dec 4, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The Diocese of  Cúcuta, Colombia, has been awarded a Portafolio Award, an annual recognition in the country given to organizations and people promoting economic and social development.
Aug 30, 2018 - 12:05 am .- As the plight of Venezuelans worsens, and neighboring countries crack down on those trying to flee, Catholic leaders in the region are calling for solidarity and aid.
Aug 22, 2018 - 12:23 am .- When Juan Pablo Hernandez returns to his home in the Archdiocese of Maracaibo, Venezuela next year, he will face a country suffering from a years-long economic crisis. But the 23-year-old seminarian is not afraid.
Apr 16, 2018 - 04:33 pm .- As the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela deepens, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States will provide nearly $16 million in aid to Venezuelan refugees.
Apr 2, 2018 - 01:56 pm .- With a flour shortage leading to a lack of hosts in Venezuela, the neighboring diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia donated 250,000 hosts for border dioceses to celebrate liturgies during Holy Week.