Tag: Venezuela

Colombian diocese, with some U.S. support, helps flood of Venezuelans

Colombian diocese, with some U.S. support, helps flood of Venezuelans

| Manuel Rueda | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every weekday before she heads to work, Angelica Tesorero takes her small children to a day care center run by the Diocese of Cucuta.

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Amid threat of war, world must not give up hope, pope tells diplomats

Amid threat of war, world must not give up hope, pope tells diplomats

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hope is the virtue needed to approach the coming year, especially when the looming threat of war surrounds a humanity scarred by violence, Pope Francis said.

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Explaining Scripture, Venezuelan priest becomes social media sensation

Explaining Scripture, Venezuelan priest becomes social media sensation

| Manuel Rueda | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Understanding the Bible can be challenging, but Catholics in Venezuela are becoming more familiar with Scripture through the work of a tech-savvy friar.

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With Venezuela in a free fall, its bishops call out the government

With Venezuela in a free fall, its bishops call out the government

| Rhina Guidos | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop Jose Trinidad Fernandez has seen up close the downward spiral of his native Venezuela.

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Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.

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Father Dempsey answers call to return to Venezuela

Father Dempsey answers call to return to Venezuela

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

When he was a young college graduate, Father Dennis Dempsey and a friend biked to the East Coast, even though he had never biked longer than 50 miles in a day before.

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Hospice latest of Father Schaffer’s efforts for Venezuelan mission

Hospice latest of Father Schaffer’s efforts for Venezuelan mission

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Greg Schaffer sees people’s desperation and hunger on the streets of San Felix, Venezuela.

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Church workers: Venezuelan indigenous face some of greatest hardships

Church workers: Venezuelan indigenous face some of greatest hardships

Bending over a hammock, Sister Ines Arciniegas cradles a week-old infant, rocking the baby as she inquires about the mother’s health. Reaching into a bag, she pulls out clothing for the newborn and for another baby nursing at his mother’s breast.

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Colombian churches help Venezuelan soldiers who have deserted

Colombian churches help Venezuelan soldiers who have deserted

| Manuel Rueda | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pvt. Andry Rosales hugged a Colombian soldier and broke into tears as he surrendered himself to this country’s military.

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With political unrest as backdrop, Venezuelan mission parish keeps focus

With political unrest as backdrop, Venezuelan mission parish keeps focus

| Jonathon Liedl | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Throughout his 20-plus years in Venezuela, Father Greg Schaffer has made a concerted effort to keep his distance from the country’s often volatile political scene. He’s avoided marches and rallies, steers clear of partisan debates on social media, and keeps his homilies focused on personal rather than political issues.

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Churches at Colombian border work to help desperate Venezuelans

Churches at Colombian border work to help desperate Venezuelans

| Manuel Rueda | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lunch started early at the Divine Providence House, a church-run soup kitchen located just a few hundred feet away from the Venezuelan border.

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Pope calls for peace in Venezuela, denounces Philippine church bombing

Pope calls for peace in Venezuela, denounces Philippine church bombing

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed that a peaceful solution may be found in Venezuela as uncertainty and political instability grip the country.

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