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CARACAS, Wednesday March 06, 2013 | Update
 
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HUGO CHÁVEZ 1954-2013 | From the conclave at the Vatican

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 spoke from Rome (File photo)
EL UNIVERSAL
Wednesday March 06, 2013  06:58 AM

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.
 

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