Catholic World News

Leftist mob assaults Venezuelan archbishop at Mass

April 14, 2017

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas was roughed up by leftists who burst into the basilica of Santa Teresa on Wednesday of Holy Week.

The violent protesters, supporters of President Nicolas Maduro, rushed the sanctuary of the basilica as the cardinal was preaching. Several people were reportedly injured in the incident.

The incident occurred during a Mass attended by several prominent members of Maduro’s opposition.

The Maduro government has accused Cardinal Urosa Savino of provoking violence by saying that civil disobedience is justified to stop Venezuela’s slide “toward dictatorship.” The cardinal was preaching about the dangers of an increasingly authoritarian government when Maduro’s supporters disrupted the Mass.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Further information:
Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

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

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 15, 2017 6:17 AM ET USA

    We see time and again that it is the atheists, the leftists, who employ violence over reason, disruption over dialog, the will of man over the rights of God. Would simple assassination serve their ends? No. They must oppose what they view as the collective, not merely the individual. That is why they invade a church during Mass: to instill fear, to attempt to force obedience to their false god of atheism, to extinguish the light of Christ from the hearts of men, to perpetuate evil and vice.