- Jan 28, 2020
Asylum-seekers arrive at legal ports of entries the length of the U.S.-Mexico border, but increasingly face long waits to lodge their petitions with U.S. officials, forcing them to spend weeks or months in unsafe Mexican border cities.
The Vatican Secretariat of State received Monday a delegation from Venezuela affiliated with opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has been recognized by the United States and a dozen other countries as the country’s interim president.
Catholics are condemning the state of Alabama and the Supreme Court’s decision to prevent an imam from being present with a Muslim inmate at his execution.
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.
The Vatican says Pope Francis is willing to see if Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido would agree to Vatican intervention to help relaunch talks with embattled President Nicholas Maduro to try to end the country’s political standoff.
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.