URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $11,916 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Venezuelan bishops rap 'totalitarian' tendencies of Maduro regime

Catholic World News - April 03, 2014

The Catholic bishops of Venezuela have accused the government of “brutal repression” of political protesters, rekindling a long-term conflict between the Catholic hierarchy and the government.

Archbishop Diego Padron Sanchez of Cumana, the president of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference, said that the regime of President Nicolas Maduro is promoting “a totalitarian-style system of government, putting in doubt its democratic credentials.”

The Catholic bishops of Venezuela clashed frequently with the late Hugo Chavez, whose government the prelates accused of the same totalitarian tendencies.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($68,064 to go):
$150,000.00 $81,936.12
45% 55%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

It is a failure of mercy to deny sin 17 hours ago
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20
Light of the World: Morality vital, but mercy first November 19
Nuances of Leadership November 18
American influence at the Vatican and in the Synod November 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days