Skip to comments.Cardinal: Venezuela Stubbornly Clings to ‘Marxist, Totalitarian System’
Posted on 10/04/2017 6:12:31 PM PDT by marshmallow
Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, of Caracas, Venezuela, was in Rome last Friday to update Pope Francis on the deteriorating situation in his country. Speaking with Crux, he said that despite several signs proving things are getting worse, he sees hope in the upcoming regional elections, which he believes will make reality "even more evident": The government of President Nicolas Maduro doesn't have the people's support.
ROME - Though temporarily muscled out of the spotlight due to other international crises, Venezuela continues to be a nation on the edge of chaos. Pope Francis is being regularly updated on the situation, most recently by Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, of Caracas, who met with him privately last Friday.
In general, the situation continues to be really bad, because the government stubbornly continues to insist, in an absurd way, to enforce a failed political and economic project that is the socialist, communist, Marxist, totalitarian and militaristic system, Urosa told Crux after his meeting with the pontiff.
Never one to shy from calling it as he sees it, Urosa acknowledged a silver-lining: Upcoming regional elections for state governors. The cardinal believes the votes will be an opportunity to make even more evident the fact that the government of President Nicolas Maduro no longer has majority support.
In August, the countrys opposition parties confirmed their decision to participate in the gubernatorial elections, which will be held December 10. The were supposed to occur last year. The elections come after almost five months of anti-government protests that have left more than 120 dead and after Maduro installed a widely criticized assembly to rewrite the countrys constitution.
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And the Pope said to Cardinal Savino, “And what’s wrong with that”?