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  • Vatican calls on Venezuela to suspend constitutional assembly

    Vatican calls on Venezuela to suspend constitutional assembly

    In a statement released on Friday, the Vatican called on the Government of Nicolas Maduro to consider the “avoidance or suspension of ongoing initiatives such as the new constitutional assembly,” which would give the president the power to re-write the constitution and govern by decree. The Holy See also asked for the security forces to abstain from “excessive and disproportionate use of violence.”

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  • Vatican’s top diplomat says people in conflict want peace, not words

    Vatican’s top diplomat says people in conflict want peace, not words

    Cardinal Pietro Parolin said that looking at the current conflicts around the world, from Venezuela to Syria, the greatest challenge is not to come up with concrete solutions, but overcoming the lack of “political will,” with those responsible each being unwilling to sacrifice something in the “formula of compromise.”

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  • Venezuela’s bishops reject vote to rewrite national constitution

    Venezuela’s bishops reject vote to rewrite national constitution

    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.”

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