Crime continues to be a major problem in socialist Venezuela. And religious organizations are not safe from the breakdown in law and order.
Unidentified persons attacked the headquarters of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference on Friday, stealing several items.
The bishops’ conference reported in two tweets Aug. 25 that “the headquarters of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference were the victim of the mob this morning.”
Though details of what happened have not been given, the pictures show the damage was not insignificant, and that various items were stolen from the offices of the Venezuelan bishops in Caracas.
This is not the first time a place belonging to the Church in Venezuela has suffered such an attack.
In fact the pressure and aggression have also come down on important church leaders such as Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas who in April this year had to confront a Chavista mob which wanted to attack him after he had said a Mass.