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 Church welcomes everything that may bring about reconciliation" (TV screen capture)
Monday December 24, 2012 01:11 PM
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.
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.