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Cardinal Urosa presides Chavez funeral in Rome, calls for unity

CARD. JORGE UROSA SAVINO ;

Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) ;

“In my role as bishop of the Church of God, I invite you all to pray to the Lord to grant him eternal rest and take him to his eternal Glory. I express my most sincere condolences to his parents, siblings, children and other family. Also to his government, his friends and his followers.” ;

The cardinal called for unity among all Venezuelans, to move the country forward despite their political views. ;

CARD. JORGE UROSA SAVINO ;

Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) ;

“Brothers and sisters, let us pray with fervor for our beloved homeland, Venezuela. So that we can live fraternally, as members of one country, and so what we can peacefully resolve our differences.” ;

The cardinals also brought up the importance the upcoming conclave has for the Catholic Church, and asked for prayers for whomever is elected Pope. ;

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