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Venezuela’s Chávez seeks healing from indigenous gods

Catholic World News - August 05, 2011

A month after receiving the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick from a bishop, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela has said that he has turned to indigenous gods to seek healing from cancer.

“Cancer? What is that for me? I have faith in the spirits of the plains that I'll prevail,” he said. “I will live and we will win the elections next year.”

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  • Posted by: DrJazz - Aug. 05, 2011 8:08 AM ET USA

    News flash for the Venezuelan Prez: You're on the clock, just like all the rest of us, bro, and no "spirits of the plains" can add one more second to your life. Turn to the living God and repent.

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