Monsignor López Castillo: All of us should respect the Constitution
During the Eucharist to bid farewell to the Holy Shepherd, Monsignor Antonio José López Castillo, the archbishop of Barquisimeto, the capital city of Lara state, asked Venezuelans "to enforce our Constitution"
For the first time in the history of the procession of the Holy Shepherd, priests carried Virgin Mary on their shoulders to the site of the farewell ceremony.
The Eucharist was administered by Monsignor Antonio José López Castillo, the archbishop of Barquisimeto, the capital city of Lara state. "We should observe and enforce our Constitution," he reminded during his speech.
The priest noted the participation in the mass of Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles Radonski, together with Lara state governor Henry Falcón.
The religious ceremony would be followed by the 157th visit of the Holy Shepherd to Barquisimeto. In the meantime, thousand worshippers remained in the town of Santa Rosa, praying and singing religious chants honoring the Virgin.
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.