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Venezuelan cardinal: ‘we want a way out … , one that is peaceful and democratic, without the language of war’

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Regarding the future of his country, the archbishop of Merida added that “we want a way out of this situation that is peaceful and democratic, without the language of war. We all need each other. We must do something that goes beyond political beliefs and ideologies.”

Bishop: Venezuelans are being denied ‘the basics of life’

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“It is time for trust and unity so that we, as a people, can set ourselves up as a wall of peaceful resistance against those who want to besiege us and make us lose trust in God and in a better destiny, through the intimidating use of power and might.”

As Venezuela’s crisis continues, ‘We priests also feel tempted to leave’

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“I encourage everyone to always be happy and prepared to spread the message throughout the entire neighborhood that the Lord is here, that there is a truth here. The Lord wants us to be joyful and we have to show everyone our joy in the risen Lord, despite all the difficulties.”

In Venezuela, with medicines lacking or too costly, a doctor laments: ‘We are simply watching people die’

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In her moving account, the doctor describes how, after cleaning up the wound, she went looking for the little girl’s father to explain to him the gravity of his daughter’s condition; she found him kneeling on the floor, weeping.

Venezuelan Church condemns regime’s political repression, human rights violations

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The statement denounces “the growing, politically motivated repression, the violation of human rights and the selective and arbitrary detentions” of individuals; the statement calls for peaceful democratic change in accord with the country’s Constitution.

In Venezuela, the march toward a totalitarian state continues

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“These measures are aimed at realizing the socialist project and imposing the communist model, cost what it may, even in terms of the suffering of the people.”

Venezuelan Church rejects elections, warns of ‘catastrophe’

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“These elections will not resolve the problem of the social crisis, and for that reason they are without legitimacy. These elections should be postponed, because in reality they are neither legal nor democratic.”

Cardinal sounds alarm in Venezuela

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Amidst mounting and increasingly violent clashes between protestors and supporters of the government, the Venezuelan bishops have called for peace.

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