Vatican reaffirms closeness to Venezuela’s people, calls for ‘just and peaceful solution’ to crisis (Vatican News)

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“The closeness of the Holy Father and the Holy See to the Venezuelan people was reaffirmed, especially to those who suffer,” the interim director of the Holy See Press Office said after a Venezuelan delegation visited the Vatican. “In addition, grave concern was underlined that a just and peaceful solution be urgently sought to overcome the crisis, respecting human rights and seeking the good of all of the inhabitants of the country and avoiding bloodshed.” The meeting took place as Juan Guaido denounced Nicolas Maduro’s decision to prevent humanitarian aid from entering the country.