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Venezuelan activists call for help in Vatican and Pope Francis calls for end to violence

Venezuelan activists call for help in Vatican

Published on May 25, 2017

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May 25, 2017. Social tensions have resulted in over 50 deaths during the Venezuelan protests.

Pope calls for end to violence, respect for human rights, in Venezuela

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead special audience for Catholic Action members in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, April 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile 

Pope Francis called on Sunday for the respect of human rights and an end to violence in Venezuela, where nearly 30 people were killed in unrest this month.

Francis, speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly address, decried a “grave humanitarian, social , political and economic crisis that is exhausting the population”. read more