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.
When we look at the issue of human rights in Venezuela and the relevant reports submitted each year, a clear pattern emerges, namely, the impunity following the violation of rights such as freedom of expression, political rights, and the right to life and personal integrity, which has Venezuela consistently ranking among the lowest scorers in assessment indices.