Venezuelan foreign minister lashes out at bishops

Vie, 13 de Jul, 2007 7:47 pm (PST) Venezuelan foreign minister lashes out at bishops

Caracas, Jul. 13, 2007 (CWNews.com) – Venezuelan foreign minister Nicolas Madura has referred to Catholic Church leaders as “repulsive” because of their criticism of the country’s government.

Madura responded angrily to a statement issued last Friday by the country’s bishops, calling for “dialogue and reconciliation” in Venezuela. The bishops’ statement was generally interpreted as a rebuke to President Hugo Chavez, who has clashed repeatedly with the Catholic hierarchy. In recent weeks the bishops have expressed concerns about a Chavez plan for constitutional revisions, which
critics see as an effort to consolidate political power in the presidency.

Maduro charged that Catholic Church leaders are “using the title ‘bishop’ to make political judgments and to destabilize the government.”

http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=52372

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