- Dec 9, 2019
According to Venezuelan Cardinal Jorge Urosa, the preparatory document for the upcoming Vatican summit of bishops on the Amazon region is “flawed, weak” because Christ is misrepresented.
On Thursday, a political leader of the former Colombian guerrilla movement known as Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) called on Pope Francis to mediate between Venezuela and Colombia to avoid an armed conflict between the two countries.
At least four million people have fled Venezuela in recent years, and the number grows higher by the minute, with hundreds crossing the border each day never looking back.
What one might call the “weaponization” of clerical sexual abuse charges as part of the wars of culture in Catholicism is nothing new. Decisions to lodge such charges or to make them public, as well as whether people are inclined to believe or reject them, often are tied up with politics, try as reasonable souls might to remain objective.
The Financial Times published an article penned by the paper’s former Buenos Aires correspondent claiming that Pope Francis was the brains behind the left-wing ticket challenging Argentina’s incumbent conservative president.
Police in Brazil have questioned the account of a Venezuelan refugee in Brazil and her father, who have accused a military chaplain of raping her three times while she was being treated for cancer.