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.
A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.