Venezuelan cardinal who clashed with Chávez to offer Mass for deceased leader
March 07, 2013
Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas has called upon Venezuelans to pray for the repose of the soul of the late President Hugo Chávez and has announced that he will offer Mass for the repose of his soul.
Chavez frequently clashed with the cardinal and said in 2008, “If Christ should appear here in flesh and blood, he would lash Urosa, he would throw him out of the Church, because he is immoral and cares nothing about ethics or his priesthood.”
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- Death of Chavez: Cardinal Urosa Savino will celebrate Mass for the repose in Rome (Fides)
- Chavez blasts Venezuelan cardinal (CWN, 12/31/08)
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