28 de marzo de 2016 21:59 PM
Actualizado el 28 de marzo de 2016 22:13 PM
Pope Francis urged Venezuelans to hold talks and collaborate with each other.
During the delivery of his Easter message from the central balcony of Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican, the pontiff requested that Jesus Christ's love message "be conveyed even more to the Venezuelan people, amidst the hard times facing them, as well as to those who have in their hands the country's destiny, to work for the common good through dialogue and collaboration," Efe quoted.
Francis expects that "the culture of gathering, justice and mutual respect be promoted, which is the only thing that may guarantee the spiritual and material welfare of (Venezuelan) citizens."
This is not the first time the Pope has referred to the country's current situation, as he has called for dialogue and harmony both publicly and privately.
The incumbent Vatican's Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin served as a papal nuncio in Venezuela in 2009-2013.
Pope Francis is also in contact with current Vatican's representative in Caracas Monsignor Aldo Giordano.