Prayers for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in Caracas
Senior government officials pray for Chávez health recovery and return to Venezuela
Parishioners prayed on Monday for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's health and soon recovery in a special Christmas Mass celebrated in a renowned church of Caracas.
The Mass was attended by senior government officials, including the vice-president, members of the Executive Office, and Congress deputies, who informed that their main prayers focused on the Venezuelan leader's health recovery and comeback. The event was also attended by Chávez followers.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.