Comillas (Agenzia Fides) - "I do not see why our people have to suffer so much", said the Archbishop of Maracaibo, His Exc. Mgr. Ubaldo Ramón Santana Sequera, F.M.I. with tears in his eyes, at a conference organized in recent days at the Pontifical University de Comillas in Spain. The Archbishop also gave a long interview with the weekly Alfa y Omega, sent to Fides, where he denounces the plight of the people of Venezuela and emphasizes child malnutrition and lack of medicines, as well as the political polarization in the country, which hinders a way out of the crisis.
The question posed by Alfa y Omega on the risk of a civil war in Venezuela, the Archbishop replied: "To talk about a civil war now would be out of place. Only a part has weapons. This does not mean that there cannot be a bloodbath. In fact, it can be said that there is already a bloodbath of considerable proportions in Venezuela. There is talk of some 30,000 murders a year, and if we fail to find a peaceful way to understand each other, the number could increase". (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 27/01/2017)