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Venezuelan College for seminarians in Rome closed by national emergency

July 14, 2016

The Venezuelan College in Rome, where some of the country's most promising seminarians study for the priesthood, has been closed because of the country's economic crisis.

With Venezuela in the midst of a crippling economic crisis, and the country's people facing shortages of food, medicine, and other necessities, the country's bishops have found it impossible to continue support for the Venezuelan College. The dozen students who are now there will complete their studies at the Pontifical Spanish College. 


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 14, 2016 9:27 PM ET USA

    More fallout from the fundamental transformation of Venezuela by Chavez and his successors.