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  • Venezuela’s bishops say Pope has their backs in tensions with Maduro

    Venezuela’s bishops say Pope has their backs in tensions with Maduro

    Archbishop Diego Padrón, President of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference, said Thursday after a meeting with Pope Francis that the pontiff informed them they have his “full confidence.” The phrase appeared to be a response to efforts by Socialist President Nicolas Maduro to pit the bishops, who have been sharply critical of his economic and political policies, against the pope.

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  • Venezuela cardinal says Socialist regime leaves people ‘cruelly repressed’

    Ahead of a Thursday meeting with Pope Francis as part of the country’s bishops’ conference, one of Venezuela’s cardinals told Crux that the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro is leaving its people “cruelly repressed” and that any dialogue not aimed at forcing the government to accept new elections is a sham.

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  • Church leaders urge calm in Venezuela, Brazil

    Church leaders urge calm in Venezuela, Brazil

    Two pacesetter Catholic nations in Latin America, Brazil and Venezuela, are both currently gripped by dramatic cycles of civil unrest, and in both cases the Catholic bishops are emerging as primary forces in favor of democracy, accountability, and an end to the bloodshed — and also in both cases, what the bishops have to say isn’t always pleasing to the government.

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