Now a brave Catholic soul has challenged Hugo Chavez, and it is my opinion (based on history) that this bishop just signed his own arrest warrant -- at the very least. He may have even signed his own death certificate.
To date, Chavez remains an icon of illiberal Left-wing socialists in both South and North America. His rhetoric is reminiscent of European fascists in the 1930s. We have yet to see the real dark side of this man, but I predict it's about to come out. That's what happens when their absolute power is challenged.
(CNA).- The archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, is demanding that President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela show more respect for the Church and her representatives, after he accused the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Giacinto Berloco, of protecting a “criminal”—student leader Nixon Moreno—in the Nunciature.
During a speech to the National Assembly, Chavez said Church officials should “reflect,” and he criticized Archbishop Berloco for hiding a “criminal” at the Nunciature. Moreno has been taking refuge at the Nuncio’s residence since March of 2007.
“We deserve to be respected by officials and by the president as well, who the Apostolic Nuncio, Giacinto Berloco, and I have treated with all due respect….We deplore his attacks, offenses and lack of understanding,” Cardinal Urosa said.
Likewise, he recalled that mechanisms exist for the government to make known its complaints. “These requests or criticisms can be made with having to insult Church officials,” he pointed out....
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