Venezuelan National Guard attacks church during Mass

Posted May 2, 2019 7:07 pm by Editor

Venezuelan National Guard attacks church during Mass

San Cristobal, Venezuela, May 2, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- Members of the Venezuelan National Guard attacked a Catholic church in San Cristobal Wednesday, amid nationwide protests against the government of president Nicolas Maduro.

Bishop Mario del Valle Moronta Rodriguez of San Cristóbal de Venezuela said May 1 that “this afternoon a horde of Bolivarian National Guardsmen attacked Our Lady of Fatima church in Barrio Sucre of San Cristóbal.”

A Mass was ending, he said, “when two (members of) the GNB entered the church on a motorcycle.”

Bishop Moronta said that “the pastor came down from the rectory in order to stop them,”

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