Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino calls for peace and calm
"On this sad occasion, I express my condolences to his parents, son and daughters, relatives and friends, and his supporters around the country," said Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino referring to President Hugo Chávez's death
Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, the Archbishop of Caracas, who is in Rome to attend the conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican, on Tuesday prayed to God for the eternal repose of the soul of President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez, who died Tuesday at 4:25 pm.
"On this sad occasion, I express my condolences to his parents, son and daughters, relatives and friends, and his supporters around the country," said Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino in a phone call to news channel Globovisión.
He called for peace and calm. Cardinal Urosa urged Venezuelans to reject violence and hoped that wisdom and harmony will prevail in the country in the coming days.
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.