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.
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.