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CORONAVIRUS: Priests Close To The Sick And Poor

Venezuela, a country affected by poverty, suffers and feels that it will not be spared from the coronavirus pandemic. The Church which until now has been very close to the weakest wants to express a word of closeness, hope and courage.

“The work of priests, that of visiting the sick, in hospitals or wherever they are, is a task that committed priests and lay people are willing to continue to do, taking all the necessary precautions”, said metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida and apostolic administrator of Caracas, Cardinal Baltazar Porras.

The Cardinal, speaking to the nation, said that “we cannot stop serving those who need it most”, while asking to put political and ideological differences aside. “We need to work in a multidisciplinary way,” added the prelate.  

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