Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Venezuela’s Chávez claims relations with Church are good, would like to meet Pope

Catholic Culture-News Briefs
September 08, 2009

Visiting Italy on September 7, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said that his relations with the Church are good and that he would be interested in meeting with Pope Benedict-- even though “some bishop” might criticize him. The Venezuelan leader, who recently led efforts to ban religious education in schools, also praised President Barack Obama as a man with “a good instinct; he is a wise man.”

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Chávez is eager to help Obama (El Universal)


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