- Mar 2, 2021
Nicaragua and Venezuela are both strongly Catholic countries, yet in both today anti-Christian persecution is on rise — showing it’s a myth that Christians are at risk only where they’re a minority.
Opening the general assembly of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference, Archbishop José Luis Azuaje said that the protests against the government indicate the “failure” of a system the people have been protesting against “for many years.”
Pope Francis prayed for the Holy Land and Venezuela on Sunday as he celebrated Pentecost.
Venezuela’s Catholic bishops have warned that looming elections will not be “free and fair,” and forecast a “humanitarian catastrophe.”
As the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela deepens, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States will provide nearly $16 million in aid to Venezuelan refugees.
With a flour shortage leading to a lack of hosts in Venezuela, the neighboring diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia donated 250,000 hosts for border dioceses to celebrate liturgies during Triduum.