Venezuela expresses its condolences for the death of the Bishop of the Poor Pedro Casaldáliga
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses its deep sorrow at the death of the Bishop of the Poor, Don Pedro Casaldáliga. As a true Christian, Father Pedro walked among the peoples, not only preaching the Gospel of justice, peace and liberation, but living it fully through his example and brave denunciation, despite the threats against his life. His teachings and supportive and loving poetry will live among the excluded as an immortal legacy.
The news peoples of Our America felt in Don Pedro a prophet of Christianity and humanism, whom they described as “warm and risky” and added “to be a humanist is to try to be human, and to be human is to commit oneself”. As a sign of his commitment, he raised his voice against latifundia, violation of human rights and firmly spoke out against the criminal Unilateral Coercive Measures imposed on the peoples of Cuba and Venezuela.
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, along with his Government, extends the most heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Don Pedro Casaldáliga, extendable to the humble, indigenous peoples, the Blessed who in times of difficulty were guided and protected by his knowledge and kindness.
Venezuela raises its voice along with hundreds of social movements and Christianity-based popular groups, to give thanks for their testimony of life and to say with strength: Casaldáliga present!
Caracas, August 8th, 2020
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