Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo Archives - Crux



  • The curious Vatican diplomacy in Venezuela

    The curious Vatican diplomacy in Venezuela

    • Jun 24, 2017

    Pope Francis has not mentioned Venezuela since an extraordinary meeting with the nation’s bishops on June 8. Is this silence a sign the Vatican’s diplomatic efforts have been counterproductive in solving the country’s current political crisis?

  • New Venezuelan cardinal says country’s crisis prompted red hat

    New Venezuelan cardinal says country’s crisis prompted red hat

    • Nov 19, 2016

    New Venezuelan Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo says it’s wrong to see Pope Francis’s style as that of “a good pastor who doesn’t have much depth in thought, that he is simply a good pastor.” He also noted that in his Venezuela, as in the rest of the continent, politicians “have very little relation with the people, with real problems.”

  • New cardinals are Francis pastors, but Venezuela’s is political too

    New cardinals are Francis pastors, but Venezuela’s is political too

    • Oct 18, 2016

    In different ways all of the 13 new cardinal-electors to be elevated Nov. 19 are Pope Francis-style pastors, but Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo of Venezuela also comes with a bit of political subtext, since he’s seen as a leading critic of Socialist President Nicolas Maduro.