Venezuelan Catholics face backlash for opposing government

After speaking against alleged government misconduct, human rights abuses and delay of free elections, Catholic churches and clergy around Venezuela are facing a wave of protests from pro-government supporters. A string of incidents began on the morning of Jan. 29, as supporters of the current government interrupted a Mass at San Pedro Claver Church in… Continue reading Venezuelan Catholics face backlash for opposing government

As Venezuela’s referendum is suspended, new cardinal calls for dialogue

There must be dialogue between Venezuela’s government and the opposition, the country’s newly named cardinal said yesterday. Archbishop Baltazar Porras of Merida, who has long been critical of the socialist government, has begun talks with both sides in an attempt to bring them together to help solve Venezuela’s economic crisis. The opposition had requested the… Continue reading As Venezuela’s referendum is suspended, new cardinal calls for dialogue