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Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?

By Angelo Persichilli      

There is some increasing resentment against the Vatican and Pope Francis, who’s considered close to Maduro, or at least not sympathetic to the cause of the Venezuelan people in this difficult moment.

There is growing criticism among Venezuelans about Pope Francis' seemingly cozy relationship with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, writes Angelo Persichilli. UN photograph by Eskinder Debebe

TORONTO—Is Pope Francis supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro? While this question is not debated in the international mainstream media, the role of the Vatican in Venezuela is widely criticized in social media, the only tool in the hands of the opposition to Maduro’s regime to inform the world about the bloody civil war in the country.

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