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Italian journalist explains Vatican role in arranging Venezuelan crisis talks

November 07, 2016

Sandro Magister, the noted Vatican-watcher of L’Espresso, has provided the background story explaining how the Vatican arranged for talks between the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition party.

The Vatican’s involvement—which eventually led to negotiations, with Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, the apostolic nuncio in Venezuela, acting as mediator—developed without the active participation of the Venezuelan bishops, who have frequently clashed directly with Maduro.

 
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