The dictator of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, asked this Wednesday explanations to the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on the letter he sent to the country’s main employer, Fedecámaras, and that, according to the ruler, was loaded with “hate”.
“Explain to us, Pietro Parolin, what does it have to do, what do you have to do, as chancellor of the Vatican, in Venezuela? And send a letter full of poison, hatred, intrigue, cynicism, attacks“Maduro said during an act when referring to the celebration of the annual assembly of Fedecámaras in which a letter sent by the cardinal was read.
The letter that Maduro criticized was read by the Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Ricardo Barreto, and, in the same, Parolin asked to promote dialogue in the country.
In the text, it was stated that “it is important that civil society is also a protagonist in solving the current crisis”That lives in Venezuela.
The solution to it “It will only happen if Venezuelans and, especially, those who have some kind of political responsibility, are willing to sit down and negotiate in a serious way“Parolin considered in the letter.
To reach agreements that open the door to solutions, Parolin assured that the “political will on the part of those involved“, As well as the availability for”let the common good prevail over private interests and the responsible support of civil society and the international community”.
Finally, the Vatican Secretary of State assured in the letter read by Barreto that, if a negotiation is successful, “great generosity and patience will be necessary.”
For Maduro, this message is “a rare thing” and after asking Parolin for an explanation, he doubted that he wrote it.
“I don’t know that he sent it, they say he sent a letter. I just wonder, I think not, that Prieto Parolin has a lot of work in Rome (…) I don’t think he wrote it, really, “he said.
The mandatary also disqualified the auxiliary bishop of Caracas and said that he was the only “discordant” in the Fedecámaras assembly that, despite its marked differences with the regime, opted to invite the vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, to the event.
(With information from EFE)