The bishop of venezuela, Monsignor Freddy Fuenmayor was in Paris at the end of October for the inauguration of an image of the virgin of Coromoto Our Lady of Paris. The virgin appeared to the Indians in the Seventeenth century and resulted in many conversions. He describes the situation in his country plunged into a severe political and economic crisis which has led to more than 3 million Venezuelans to leave their country for 2015 according to the united Nations.

LE FIGARO. – What are the relations between the catholic Church in venezuela and the power chaviste?

Monsignor Freddy FUENMAYOR. – They are complicated, particularly with the hierarchy of the catholic Church, as the former archbishop of Caracas, cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, now apostolic administrator, cardinal Baltazar Porras Cardozo (president of the conference of bishops and the new archbishop of Caracas since July 2018). When a bishop decides in favour of the defence of the rights of man, or for …

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