AMERICA/VENEZUELA – Exhortation of the Bishops: “Each of us, as a person and as a people, must contribute to the reconstruction of our country” – Agenzia Fides

Caracas (Agenzia Fides) – “A message of hope in the love of God and of personal and community commitment in the re-foundation of our country, in the midst of so many calamities and sufferings that afflict us”, is what the Bishops of Venezuela, “as pastors and brothers”, say at the end of their ordinary Plenary Assembly. The Pastoral Exhortation, entitled “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste”, (Mt 12:25), presents in detail the current reality of the country, which is going through a profound crisis denounced several times by the Bishops. Firstly, the Covid-19 pandemic, the crisis in health structures, the lack of a vaccination plan: “One cannot play with the sacred right to health”, they underline in the text, asking the government to provide hospitals with the necessary to assist the sick and to adopt “a real and serious vaccination policy for the entire population”. For some years now, and especially now with the pandemic, the education system has been experiencing serious problems, such as insufficient salaries for teachers and online education and the fact that less than 20% of families have access to the internet. “Educational policies must seek to create a global pact for education, involving everyone, which puts the issue of education on the table not only in the educational and family sphere, but also in the governmental sphere”, underlines the Exhortation.

AMERICA/VENEZUELA – Exhortation of the Bishops: “Each of us, as a person and as a people, must contribute to the reconstruction of our country” – Agenzia Fides

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