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Pope Francis meets with leaders of Venezuela's bishops' conference

2013-09-26

The audience between Pope Francis and the board of directors of Venezuela's Episcopal Conference was simple, but lively. At the head of the bishops delegation was the conference President Diego Padrón, Archbishop of Cumaná. He was joined by his two vice presidents and the secretary.   


One of them gave the Pope a practical gift, which he has shown preference to. 

-This is so you can make your coffee each afternoon. 
-You know I like coffee. 

In addition to bringing him Venezuelan coffee, the bishops brought up the state of Catholics and of society in their country. 

Pope Francis has payed close attention to the current situation in Venezuela. He has asked the world to pray for the South American country. He has also met with President Nicolás Maduro and a group of opposition politicians. Most recenlty, the Pope named Msgr. Pietro Parolin as the new Secretary of State. Up until his appointment, Parolin has worked as the nuncio to Caracas. 


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