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2010-07-06

Chávez calls Venezuelan Cardinal “troglodyte” for his comments against communism

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CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chávez accused Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino of being a “troglodyte” for supposedly “instigating fear in Venezuelans about communism.” Chávez said during a speech at the country’s National Assembly on Monday that Urosa does not deserve to be a Cardinal. “As long as we have that kind of bishop here, we feel far from the Catholic hierarchy,” Chávez said. Urosa Sabino recently said that Venezuela is on the way to becoming a communist nation under Chávez, following the precepts of the Soviet Union. “Chávez’s words against the Cardinal show desperation and a tactic that consists primarily of insulting,” Monsignor Baltazar Porras, vice president of the Venezuelan Episcopal Union (CEV), said in a statement. “Chavez should tackle violence, poverty and corruption,” Porras said. [El Universal.com (Venezuela); 05/07/2010; El Nacional (Venezuela); 05/07/2010]

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  1. orlando diaz 07/09/2010

    GOOD MORNING I AM FROM VALENCIA STATE OF CARABOBO VENEZUELA, I AGREE WITH WHAT MY PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ FRIAS SAID ACCUSING CARDINAL UROSA WHO DESERVES IT, TO BE CARDINAL, THIS MR UROSA WHEN HE WAS ARCHBISHOP OF VALENCIA HE SUPPORTED THE COUP DE ETAT OF APRIL 2002, AS DID HIS FRIEND THE DECEASED CARDINAL VELASCO, THIS IS NO INSULT GENTLEMEN OF THE BISHOPS' CONFERENCE, TELL YOUR CARDINAL TO RESPECT OUR PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ. YOU ARE COUP SUPPORTERS, FASCISTS, LIARS, THIS MR UROSA IS ON THE EXTREME RIGHT, I AM CHAVIST BUT I AM DISGUSTED BY HIS TOTALITARIAN STATEMENTS. PLEASE THIS IS A COUNTRY THAT RESPECTS DEMOCRACY.

  2. americo 07/07/2010

    The comment by the Usurer Sabino is understandable and even justifiable. He has to proceed in this way because they pay him and if he doesn't, well he will have no resources, to support his pleasures. ALSO that he has to divert the CHRONIC problem THE CHURCH HAS IN THE WORLD, EVEN VENEZUELA FOR THE CHILD MOLESTING, AND THE RAPES OF CHILDREN, WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THESE LITTLE MAFIOSO PRIESTS, TELL ME, I WANT TO KNOW,

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