• Pope, bishops back Venezuelan prelates charged with ‘hate crimes’

    Pope, bishops back Venezuelan prelates charged with ‘hate crimes’

    • Jan 26, 2018

    Catholic bishops in Venezuela are raising their voices to defend two of their own who’ve been accused by President Nicolas Maduro of promoting hatred in homilies they delivered on the Feast of the Divine Shepherdess, Jan. 14, urging Venezuelans not to deny or ignore the country’s crisis.

  • Venezuela’s bishops reject vote to rewrite national constitution

    Venezuela’s bishops reject vote to rewrite national constitution

    • Aug 1, 2017

    Venezuela’s bishops have called Sunday’s election for a constitutional assembly, which could re-write the constitution but also rule by decree, “illegal,” joining many countries, including the United States, that refuse to acknowledge it. Through their Twitter account, the bishops called on the Virgin Mary to free the country from the “claws of communism and socialism.”