• As Venezuela unravels, Catholic bishops take on Maduro

    As Venezuela unravels, Catholic bishops take on Maduro

    • Jul 2, 2016

    Catholic bishops in Venezuela are demanding that the government of President Nicolas Maduro accept international help in responding to an economic free-fall that’s seen people waiting in line for 16 hours to buy bread and pharmacies with nothing but wet wipes in stock.

  • Pope writes Maduro to demand action on Venezuela’s woes

    Pope writes Maduro to demand action on Venezuela’s woes

    • May 2, 2016

    ROME— Facing a socio-political and economic crisis in Venezuela, including a triple-digit inflation rate, shortages of basic goods, and a power crisis despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Pope Francis has sent a letter to President Nicolas Maduro urging him to work to solve the country’s problems. The information was

  • Charity begins at home but must not stop there, pope says

    Charity begins at home but must not stop there, pope says

    • Apr 21, 2016

    Charity is an essential sign of Christian faith, one that is learned in family relationships and must spread from there, Pope Francis told leaders and volunteers from Italy’s diocesan Catholic charities. “The cradle and the home” of Catholic charity is the family, the pope said April 21 during a meeting