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Signs of support for Venezuela that Pope Francis sent from Colombia

During his trip to Colombia, Pope Francis did not forget the dire situation facing neighboring Venezuela. He came forth about the situation more than once. 

The first took place in the country's capital of Bogotá, where he greeted five Venezuelans after Mass celebrated before 1.3 million people in Simón Bolívar Park.  

The second gesture was in Cartagena, during the last day of travel. In front of the Church of St. Peter Claver, Pope Francis said, “From this place I want to assure you of my prayer for each one of the Latin American countries, and especially for the neighboring Venezuela. I express my closeness to each one of the sons and daughters of that beloved nation, as well as those who have found refuge on this Colombian soil.”