- Mar 3, 2021
Pope Francis on Sunday praised efforts being made by Colombian authorities to grant temporary protection statute for Venezuelan migrants who fled their homeland’s economic hardships.
Two Catholic-backed organizations opened a center in Brazil’s capital to host Venezuelan migrants relocating from the refugee centers in the Amazon region.
The Archdiocese of Caracas announced that Jose Gregorio Hernandez, known affectionately as the “doctor of the poor,” will be beatified in April.
Pope Francis on Tuesday sent a video to the priests of Venezuela, encouraging them to work together to overcome the difficulties that “plague so many of our brothers and sisters in Venezuela and throughout the world.”
Eleven Catholic bishops, including a cardinal, passed away between Jan. 8-17 due to COVID-19, or complications related to the virus that has killed over two million people worldwide.
At the closing of the plenary assembly of the Venezuelan bishops, the prelates released a pastoral exhortation calling for a change in the political leadership and denouncing the “violent repression” by the government of those demanding the respect of human rights.