Through Cardinal Turkson the Holy Father, yesterday expressed his closeness to the participants in the Episcopal meeting “Charity on the frontier” which is taking place these days in Cucuta in Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, according to an announcement January 31, 2020, by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni.  Bruni said Pope Francis follows the situation in the area carefully and prays “for the victims and all Venezuelans”, in the awareness that the local Church has mobilized entirely, not in favor of one or the other side, but to stand on the side of those who suffer.

The meeting is promoted by the Department for Integral Human Development and by the Migrants and Refugees Section and involves bishops and priests from the area.

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