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Venezuelan delegation received in the Vatican

The Pope's closeness to the people of Venezuela and his concern about a crisis there was discussed Monday during the visit of a delegation from the Latin American country to the Vatican

Answering questions from journalists, the Ad Interim Director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti said a Venezuelan delegation was received Monday in the Secretariat of State.

In the meeting, "the closeness of the Holy Father and the Holy See to the Venezuelan people was reaffirmed, especially to those who suffer". "In addition”, said Gisotti, “grave concern was underlined that a just and peaceful solution be urgently sought to overcome the crisis, respecting human rights and seeking the good of all of the inhabitants of the country and avoiding bloodshed".

 

11 February 2019, 15:44