Apostolic Nuncio urges the country to permanently focus on peace building
The Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela, Monsignor Pietro Parolin, underscored that the Church is in favor of reconciliation, which must be encouraged by all society sectors
The Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela, Monsignor Pietro Parolin, has wished on behalf of the Catholic Church permanent peace for the country. He extolled the importance of not making this something occasional, rather "a daily commitment."
"Peace is a gift that comes from God; we receive it from God. It is also a commitment that we all must make, individually and collectively," he remarked.
Monsignor also pointed out forgiveness, as a fundamental aspect so that the Venezuelan society could internally coexist.
"I believe that every person has a duty. The fields are different, but obviously, the Church welcomes everything that may bring about reconciliation and this pacific coexistence," he concluded.
Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.